The Government of India has announced the Prime Ministers Shram Awards for the year 2014. The award will be awarded to 54 workers employed in the Departmental Undertakings and Public Sector. The award has been given 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, 9 nominations for the Shram Bhushan Award, 19 nominations for Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana and 26 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.
About Awards : Shram Ratna the highest Award among the Shram Awards and carries the cash award of Rs.2 Lakhs along with a ‘Sanad’. For the year 2014, the prestigious Shram Ratna Award has not been awarded to anyone as screening committee did not consider any nominee eligible for the award. The total numbers of Shram Bhushan Awardees are 9. It carries a cash award of Rs.1 Lakhs and a ‘Sanad’. The Nine nominations were found suitable for the Shram Bhushan Award for the year 2014 in respect of Public Sector Undertaking and Private Sector. The total numbers of Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana Awardees are 19. It carries a cash award of Rs. 60,000/- and a ‘Sanad’. And the total numbers of Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awardee are 26. It carries a cash award of Rs. 40,000/- and a ‘Sanad’.