The Central government has recently renamed two awards irking the opposition Congress.Puraskar' and 'Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar'. These will now be known as 'Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar' and 'Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar', respectively.
The awards are given by the Ministry of Home Affairs each year on 'Hindi Diwas' for progressive use of the language in government.
As per a leading business daily, the Home Ministry issued an order to this effect on March 25 this year.
Following the removal of names of its two late senior leaders from the awards, the Congress hit back at the BJP-led government accusing it of "political vindictiveness".