Govt. announces Shram Awards for 2014

New Delhi, Feb. 9 (ANI): The Government of India on Tuesday announced the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for the year 2014.

The awards would be to given to 54 workers employed in the Departmental Undertakings and 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.

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.

Shram Ratna: 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.

Shram Bhushanam: 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.

Shram Vir/Veerangana: 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.

Shram Shree/Devi: 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. (ANI)

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