NEW DELHI :Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment has urged the industry to work in close cooperation with workers and the Government creating work culture that addresses occupational health and safety issues of workers. The Minister said this while presenting NSCI Safety Awards-2014 here today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said relations between management and workers are more important than machines and cordial relations do help reduce the unpleasant occurrences.
Shri Bandaru Dattatreya also unveiled a specially designed logo to mark the launching of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the National Safety Council. To mark 50th year of its journey, a commemorative Book was also released by the Minister along with the logo. Shri PP Mitra, the Principal Labour and Employment Advisor, Ministry of Labour and Employment was also present.
Numaligarh Refinery Ltd., Golaghat, Assam and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Lawkim Motors Group, Satara, Maharashtra under Group A and Group B respectively in Manufacturing Sector; M/s. Larsen and Toubro Ltd., Heavy Civil Infrastructure IC for the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project 3a nd 4 of NPCIL at Tapi, Gujarat in Construction Sector and M/s. Elin Appliances Pvt. Ltd., Solan, Himachal Pradesh in MSME Sector have won the top level Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar for 2014.
Altogether 66 organizations won the Awards for the Award Year-2014 in four award categories – Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar, Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar, Suraksha Puraskar and Prashansa Patra. Besides, 9 client organizations from Construction Sector were also awarded.
The NSCI Safety Awards are much coveted national level Awards in the field of Workplace Safety, Health and Environment and are given in recognition of establishing effective Safety Management System and excellent safety and health performance by the organizations in Manufacturing, Construction and MSME Sectors during the relevant assessment periods.
These Awards are adjudged and declared every year by the National Safety Council.The National Safety Council, non-commercial, non-profit making autonomous society, was set up by the Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India on 4th March, 1966 to generate, develop and sustain a voluntary movement on Safety, Health and Environment in the Country.