Union Labour and
Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge will give away the
Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and national safety awards for the
Performance Year 2010 at a function in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi 0n
Monday September 17th 2012.
The “Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar” (VRP), (Previously known as Shram
Veer National Awards) and “National Safety Awards” (NSA) have been
instituted by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1965. The
Awards Schemes are operated by the Technical Wing of the Ministry,
namely, the Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour
Institutes (DGFASLI), Mumbai- an attached office of the Ministry of
Labour & Employment which renders advice/service to workers, their
representatives & managements in factories and docks to humanize
industrial activities by promoting safety & health at work.
The applications for Viswakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) & National
Safety Awards (NSA) from eligible applicants are invited every year. For
VRP, the management is required to send the application on behalf of the
workers and for NSA; the management directly applies for awards under
each scheme. The applications received for VRP as well as NSA are
adjudged by a Tripartite Awards Committee constituted by the Ministry of
Labour and Employment, comprising of representatives from Employers’
organizations, Employees’ Organisations and Central/State Governments.
Besides the Tripartite representation, there are experts in the
Committee from renowned institutions, Universities and Industries in the
field of Safety, Health, Environment, Productivity and Quality.
VISHWAKARMA RASHTRIYA PURASKAR (VRP)
VRP is awarded in recognition of outstanding suggestions given by a
worker or group of workers and implemented by the management during the
previous calendar year (Performance year) resulting in improvement in
quality, productivity and working conditions such as safety, health and
environmental conservations in the industrial undertakings where
“Suggestion Schemes” are in operations.
VRP is awarded in the form of cash prize and a certificate of merit in
three categories: Class ‘A’ – Five (5) of Rs. 75,000/- each, Class ‘B’ –
Eight (8) of Rs. 50,000/- each and Class ‘C’ – Fifteen (15) of Rs.
25,000/- each. There are 28 puraskars being shared by 118 winners out of
a total of 162 applications received from different industries for the
Performance Year 2010.
NATIONAL SAFETY AWARDS (NSA)
The NSA is given in recognition of outstanding safety performance of
industrial establishments, construction sites, ports and installations
under AERB to stimulate and maintain the interests of both the
management and the workers in accident prevention programmes. The awards
are given under twelve schemes, out of which ten are meant for
Factories/Construction sites/Installations under AERB and two are for
Ports. Under each award, a Shield and a Certificate of Merit is given to
each of the Award Winners and Runners-up. The establishments are
classified in different schemes on the basis of working of highest
The criteria for presentation of these Awards is indicated as below:
· Lowest Average Frequency Rate over a period of three consecutive years
ending in the contest year as compared to the National Average for that
group of industries.
· Accident Free year based on man-hours worked during the contest year.
For the Performance year 2010, the total number of NSA Award Winners and
Runners-up in all the ten schemes adds up to 86 (58 winners & 28
runners-up), which were selected out of 233 applications received under