The Government of India has announced the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for the year 2014 to be awarded to 54 workers employed in the Departmental Undertakings & Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Governments and Private Sector Units employing 500 or more workers in recognition of their distinguished performances, innovative abilities, outstanding contribution in the field of productivity and exhibition of exceptional courage and presence of mind.
This year, nine nominations for the Shram Bhushan Award, Nineteen nominations for Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana and twenty six nominations for Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awards have been selected. Even though, the total number of Shram Awards is 32, the number of workers receiving the Awards is 54 (Including 3 women), as some of the Awards have been shared by workers and/or teams of workers consisting of more than one worker. These include 36 workers from the public sector and 18 workers from the private sector.
This is the highest Award (one in number) among the Shram Awards and carries a cash award of Rs.2,00,000/- along with a ‘Sanad’. For the year 2014, the prestigious Shram Ratna Award has not been awarded to any one as secrening committee did not consider any nominee eligible for the award.
Total number of Shram Bhushan Awardees are nine. It carries a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a ‘Sanad’. Nine nominations were found suitable for the Shram Bhushan Award for the year 2014 in respect of Public Sector Undertaking and Private Sector. These are to be given to S/Shri Human Lal Dudhkaurav, Syed Akil Ahmed, Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma, Triyogi Narayan Jaiswal, Dinesh Kumar Mourya, Pawan Singh Raj (Jointly) and all from Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Shri V.A. Barnabas Jayaraj from Bharat Electronics Ltd., Hari Mohan Dubey from TATA Motors Ltd. and Pradeep Pandharinath Rajpurkar from Reliance Indusstries Ltd..
Total number of Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana Awardees are Nineteen. It carries a cash award of Rs. 60,000/- and a ‘Sanad’. One female worker from Private Sector has been selected for Shram Veerangana Awards for this year. The Shram Veer/Veerangana Awards in respect of Public Sector Undertaking and Private Sector are to be given to Shri Machara Surya Bhaskara Rao from Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam, Shri Ashwani Kumar Sharma from Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Bangalore, Shri Bhoovendra Sharma from Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Bangalore, Shri Sheikh Sabir, Shri Ashok Kumar, Shri Preetam Singh Patel, Shri Ashutosh Biswas, Shri Hari Shankar and Shri Vineet Kumar Soni (Jointly) all from Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Shri Venkataswamy V. from Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Shri Sukhpal Singh from Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Shri Jagdish Chandra Gupta from TATA Motors Ltd., Lucknow, Shri Santosh Ganpat Raut from TATA Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, Shri Sanjay Kumar Sinha, Shri Arun Kumar and Shri Amit Prakash (Jointly) all from TATA Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh from Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, Shri Makrand Madhav Naik from Reliance Industries Ltd. and Smt. Ajanta Basumallick from TATA Steel Ltd., Jameshedpur, Jharakhand.
Total number of Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awardees are twenty six. It carries a cash award of Rs. 40,000/- and a ‘Sanad’. One female worker from Public sector and one from Private Sector have been selected for Shram Devi Awards for this year. The Shram Shree/Shram Devi awardees in respect of Public Sector Undertakings and Private Sector are Shri Baldau Prasad Sen, Shri Prem Kishore Singh, Shri Deodhar Ram Sahu, Shri Rajender Kumar Dorle (Jointly) all from Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Shri J.V. Srinivas, Shri Vinay Kumar Pandey, Shri Sameer Mohril, Shri Pradeep Kumar Khapre, Shri Jitendra Kumar Bisen, Shri Joginder Kumar and Shri T. Ahamed (Jointly), all from Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai, Shri Phoolari Vijanath from Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Shri Modi Appanna from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., Smt. Kavitha Nayaki N from Bharat Electronics Ltd, Shri Paritosh Roy from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Shri Mohd. Abid Hussain and Shri G. Govardhan Reddy (Jointly) from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Shri Kumaran Balagangadharan from Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi, Shri Chilkuri Venkatesh from Tata Motors Ltd., Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, Shri Senthil Kumar J. from Exide Industries Ltd., Shri Chitimala Nageswara Rao, from Ultra Tech Cement, Tadipatri, AP, Shri Sandeep Shankar Patil from Exide Industries Ltd, Smt. Soni Singh from Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, Shri Arun Raghunath Bhoir from Century Rayon, Maharashtra, Shri Mali Kailas Vitthal from Tata Motors Ltd. and Shri Shirish Kumar Sadanand Patil from Reliance Industries Ltd.