Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
National Highways Excellence Awards 2021

Nomination Related

  • Who can submit a nomination?
    Answer.  Any authorized person from a Highway construction/maintenance-focused organization can nominate a National Highway project. The project must have been awarded to the organization by the MoRTH/NHAI/NHIDCL.
  • Can on-going projects be nominated?
    Answer.   No ongoing projects are applicable for the Awards.
  • Does each category have a different selection criterion?
    Answer.   Yes, there are nine different nomination criteria to suit the respective categories. The eligibility can be checked by filling in the details on the Eligibility Checker tab.
  • Can projects that were nominated last year be nominated this year?
    Answer.   Yes, but applicants who won in the 2020 award cycle would not be eligible to nominate the same project in the same category in the 2021 cycle. However, they can nominate themselves in other award categories.
  • Can I send extra information about the project via mail for my nomination?
    Answer.   All the relevant information for your project MUST be included when you submit your nomination form online. Your nomination will only be judged by the information you have uploaded and submitted. If any extra information is required, we will directly contact the relevant company or individual that has been nominated.
  • How do I apply?
    Answer.   Firstly, check the eligibility criteria for the category you wish to nominate your project for by filling in the details on the eligibility checker tab. If the project is eligible, log in using valid email credentials. Next, fill up the nomination form for the selected category and upload the specified documents against each question. Submit the form when completed, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • What happens after I submit my nomination?
    Answer.   After the nomination period is over, all submitted applications will be evaluated. The evaluation process is explained as below: Round I (Document Review): Trained officials will validate submitted data and documents to generate a preliminary score. Round II (Field Assessment): On-site inspection will be conducted for shortlisted projects for corroboration of findings of Round I. Round III (Jury Review): A team of sector experts will form a jury to review the results of rounds I & II, and select the final winners. Each round is an elimination round.
  • Can I apply for more than one category?
    Answer.  Yes, one project can be nominated in more than one category, if eligible. Same login credentials can be used for filling up the nomination.
  • What can be done if I face any issues while filing up the application form?
    Answer.   In case of any issues regarding application form, the applicant is requested to send their queries on the email id:
  • Can I apply for “Bridge Construction” category if my bridge length is less than 500 meters?
    Answer.   As per the eligibility criteria for Bridge Construction category only those bridge projects, which are having length more than 500m are allowed to apply.

Documents Related

  • Can you give me any advice on submitting the documents?
    Answer.   Before the final submission of the application, make sure you upload all specified documents for your response. You can check the files uploaded by clicking the ‘view file’ option given below the ‘upload document’ option. Applications with insufficient/ outdated/ misleading information will be disqualified.
  • What supporting documentation should I provide?
    Answer.   The documents with the most updated information to support your responses should be uploaded in the prescribed format (PDF/JPG/Excel). In the case of multiple documents, the most recent/updated document should be uploaded or all documents should be merged to form a single PDF file before uploading. For the selected set of questions, there is a prescribed format. Please ensure data for those particular questions is strictly uploaded in the prescribed format only.
  • When is a self-declaration required?
    Answer.   If in case no specific report/document is available to support the response, a self-declaration duly signed by an authorized individual (IE/AE/PD) needs to be submitted.
  • Do I need to submit my documents offline after applying?
    Answer.   The entire nomination process is conducted online via the nomination portal. Documents submitted via any other means will not be evaluated.
  • What if I submit the wrong document, by mistake?
    Answer.   You can edit the uploaded documents and replace them before submitting the application. Once submitted, the application can’t be modified.