The government today announced Prime Minister's Shram Awards for 2016 to be awarded to 50 workers with the departmental undertakings, public sector undertakings and private sector units, employing 500 or more workers.
Although, the total number of Shram Awards conferred this year are 32 but the number of workers receiving the awards are 50, including 3 women, a Labour Ministry statement said.
According to the statement 34 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.
12 workers from SAIL, BHEL and TATA Steel have been awarded Shram Bhushan which carries cash award of Rs 1,00,000 and a Sanad.
18 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.
20 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 & Toubro Ltd etc.
Ministry of Labour and Employment announces Prime Minister's Shram Award every year.
These awards are given to the 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.
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