The Government has announced the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for 2016 to be given away to 50 workers in public and private sectors.
According to an official release, the number of workers receiving the prize is 50, including three women. Thirty four workers from public sector and 16 workers from private sectors have won the awards.
Shram Awards are given in four categories namely ‘Shram Ratna Award’, ‘Shram Bhushan Award’, ‘Shram Vir/Shram Virangana’ and ‘Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awards’. This year no nomination was found suitable for the prestigious ‘Shram Ratna Award’.
Twelve workers from SAIL, BHEL and TATA Steel Ltd have been awarded ‘Shram Bhushan’ which carries a cash of Rs 1,00,000 and a Sanad. Eighteen workers from Naval Dockyard, Ordinance Factory, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, TATA Steel, Hindalco Industries, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd, BrahMos Aerospace will receive Rs 60,000 and a ‘Sanad’ as Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana Award.
Twenty workers will receive a cash award of Rs 40,000 and a ‘Sanad’ as Shram Shree/Shram Devi Award from Cement Corporation of India, Naval Ship Repair Yard, TATA Motors, Surat Lignite Power Plant, Larsen and Toubro Ltd.
The Labour and Employment Ministry announces the Prime Minister’s Shram Award every year. These awards are given to the workers in the Public Sector Undertakings, Departmental Undertakings of the Central and the State Governments and Private Sector units employing 500 or more workers in recognition of their distinguished performance, innovative ability, outstanding contribution in the field of productivity and exhibition of exceptional courage and presence of mind.