Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Honors 338 workers with Prime Minister’s Shram Awards

Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on 26 February honored 338 workers with Prime Minister’s Shram Awards in the presence of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment.

  • 194 prestigious Awards for the Year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 were given away by the Vice President  at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The Awardees are employed in Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Government and Private Sector Units with 500 or more workers.
  • These awards are given in recognition to those who have distinguished record of performance, demonstrated devotion towards duty of a high order, specific contribution in the field of productivity, safety, quality, proven innovative abilities, conservation of resources, presence of mind and exceptional courage.
  • The awards are also given to those workmen, who have risked their lives or made supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives in the conscientious discharge of their duties. 
  •  Public Sector workers bagged 232 Awards while 106 Awards were bagged by Private Sector.
  • Awards were also bagged by group of workmen together.
  • Out of 338 Awardees twenty were Women and two were posthumously awarded.
  • Shram Ratna Award: Shram Ratna Award conferred to Shri Subrata Kumar, Charge hand (Diesel) (Special grade) in Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur for his exemplary contributions in 2012.
  • Shram Bhushan Awards: Five Women workers were awarded Shram Bhushan Awards out of the Forty Six Awardees in the category for 2011 to 2016.  Each Award Carries a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a Citation.
  • There were four Shram Bhushan Awardees in 2011 which includes one woman worker from PSU and two workers from PRS; two from PSU and six including one woman worker from PRS in 2012; four workers from PSU and three workers from PRS in 2013; seven workers from PSU and two workers from PRS in 2014; two including one woman worker from PSU and Two workers from PRS in 2015; and ten including one woman worker from PSU and two including one woman worker from PRS in 2016.
  • Shram Vir/ Veerangana Awards: Out of 129 Awardees in Shram Vir/ Veerangana Awards category, four were Women workers from 2011 to 2016.  Each Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/- and a Citation.
  • In 2011 there were twenty seven worker from PSU and six workers from PRS who won Shram Vir/ Veerangana awardees; thirteen including one woman worker from PSU and seven workers from in 2012  ; nine workers from PSU and six workers from PRS in 2013: eleven workers from PSU and eight including one woman worker from PRS in 2014; eighteen workers from PSU and six including one woman worker from PRS in 2015;  and twelve including one woman worker from PSU and six including one woman worker from PRS in 2016.
  • Shram Shri/ Shram Devi Awards: There are eleven women workers out of 162 Awardees in the Shram Shri/ Shram Devi Awards category for 2011 to 2016.  Each Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/- and a Citation. In 2011, there were  21 Shram Shri/ Shram Devi awardees, including five women workers from PSU and eight workers from PRS; in 2012, 32,  including One Woman worker from PSU and 9 workers from PRS;  in 2013 10,  including one woman worker from PSU and eight including one worker from PRS; in 2014 there are 18,  including One Woman worker from PSU and Eight including One Woman worker from PRS; in 2015 Twenty including One Woman worker from PSU and Eight workers from PRS; and in 2016 Twelve workers from PSU and Eight workers from PRS.

About the Prime minister Shram Awards

  • Union Ministry of Labour and Employment announces 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.
  • Awards are given in four categories:
    1. Shram Ratna Award: Rs. 2,00,000 and a ‘Sanad’
    2. Shram Bhushan Award: Rs. 1,00,000 and a ‘Sanad’
    3. Shram Vir/Shram Virangana : Rs. 60, 000 and a ‘Sanad’
    4. Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awards: Rs. 40, 000 and a ‘Sanad’



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