Padma Bhushan is given for "exceptional and distinguished service", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award criteria include "service in any field including service rendered by Government servants" including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public sector undertakings.
Jat recipients of Padma Vibhushan
- Dr. Manohar Singh Gill:Padma Vibhushan-2000, retired IAS, Ex Chief Election Commissioner and Minister of Sports, Govt of India. Civil Service
1. Ministry Of Home Affairs (Public Section), Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013)
2. Ministry Of Home Affairs, Press Note, North Block, New Delhi. Dated the 25th January, 2015.