Eighteen employees of SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) have brought laurels to the Company by bagging the prestigious Prime Minister Shram Award for the year 2016. It is worth mentioning here that from all over India 50 employees working in various Departmental undertakings & Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Government and Private Sector units have won the coveted award for the year 2016. It is a matter of pride that more than one third of them are from SAIL- Rourkela Steel Plant. Besides, two out of the three women employees who have won the award belong to RSP.
Although, the total number of Shram Awards conferred this year are 32 but the number of workers receiving the Awards are 50 including 3 women.
A group of eight employees from Coke Ovens Department, namely Ms.Sabita Panda, Mr. Raj KishorSahu, Mr.Birendra Kumar Sahoo, Mr.Jhasaketan Mishra, Mr.NiranjanMajhi, Mr. Manoj Kumar Gharai, Mr.Rabindra Kumar Bishoyi and Mr.SunaramMurmu have won the ShramBhushan Award. The award carries a Cash award of Rs 1 lakh and a Sanad.
Another group of five employees from the Hot Strip Mill has bagged the ShramVir/ VeeranganaAward. They are Mr.AdityaNaik, Mr.BiswanathMurmu, Ms.SalomyPanna, Mr.Prafulla Kumar Patra and Mr. Sanjay Kumar Sahoo. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 60,000/- and a Sanad.
From Steel Melting Shop-I a group of 5 employees has got the Shram ShreeAward. They are Mr.BholanathBehera, Mr.ArjunaCharanBehera, Mr.ManoranjanSahu, Mr. Ramesh Kumar Nayak and Mr. Tapas RanjanSahu. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-and a Sanad.