JAMSHEDPUR: The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, conferred the prestigious Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, on twenty one employees of Tata Steel at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, today.
Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, gave away the Shram Devi award to Ms Parvati, while other eminent dignitaries present on the occasion, including Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment, gave away the awards to others. The awards included cash prize for different categories of Shram award and ‘Sanad’ as a mark of recognition for the exemplary dedication of each of the awardees towards their work sphere.
The names of the awardees in order of year of nomination as are follows:
|Sl No||Award||Year||Employee||Awardees Will Receive|
|1||Shram Bhushan||2008||Samrendra Kumar Singh||Cash Award of Rs 1 Lakh and a ‘Sanad’|
|2||2010||Sachikanta Mahato and Rajesh Kumar Dwivedi (Jointly)|
|4||Shram Veer||2008||Tarun Kumar Ghosh||Cash Award of Rs 60 Thousand and a ‘Sanad’|
|5||Bijan Kumar Sharma|
|8||2010||Rajesh, R Vijay Kumar, Umesh Kumar Mishra (Jointly)|
|9||Sarat Kumar Mahanta|
|11||Subodh Kumar Sahay|
|12||Shram Shree||2008||Laxman Singh||Cash Award of Rs 40 Thousand and a ‘Sanad’|
|16||Amar Prasad Ghosh|
|17||P Narayan Rao|
|18||Ram Anuj Nishad|
|19||2010||Pintu Mohan Kundu|
The Prime Minister’s Shram Awards were instituted in the year 1985 for the Public Sector. Its objective is to recognize outstanding contributions made by workmen as defined in the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947.
This award was extended to the Private Sector in 2004. It recognizes workmen who have distinguished record of performance, devotion to duty of a high order, specific contribution in the field of productivity, proven innovative abilities, presence of mind and exceptional courage. It is also for workmen who have made supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives in the conscientious discharge of their duties.