The talented and dedicated workforce at Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has always brought laurels to the Company and has been in the forefront of receiving recognition at all significant platforms. A total of 148 SAIL employees including 5 women received 34 prestigious Prime Minister’s Shram awards. Of the 232 PSU awardees who were being awarded for the performance years 2011 to 2016, 64% are from SAIL.

Congratulating the awardees on their achievement, Chairman, SAIL Shri PK Singh said “These awards are recognition of our employees’ specific innovative contribution of enhancing productivity and efficiency in the work area. Such recognitions ignite the zeal to perform in the entire workforce.” He added that such cultural transformation will make the organization world class. These awards are also a testimony to the fact that SAIL as a Company values and nurtures innovativeness at workplace and the dedicated workforce of the Company is always encouraged to bring their best foot forward. Shri Singh also said that employees are our core strength and the success of the organization depends on its workforce. And in SAIL it is the determination and smart work of each and every employee that has made the Company finally successful in achieving profit in Q3 of this financial year.

Among the total number of 148 awardees of SAIL, 78 are from SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant, 60 from SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant and 10 employees are from SAIL’s Bokaro Steel Plant who have been conferred with the Shram awards for these years. The awards were given by Hon’ble Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu yesterday at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan. The awardees were felicitated by Chairman SAIL Shri PK Singh in presence of all functional Directors of the Company in a function held at SCOPE Complex in New Delhi today.

The objective of the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions made by workmen as defined in the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 in organizations both in public and private sector and 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 and also to the workmen who have made supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives in the conscientious discharge of their duties.