Government Announces Prime Minister Trophy and Steel Minister Trophy in Steel Sector for the Year 2008-09 and 2009-10
The Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Shri P.K. Misra has announced the winners of the Prime Minister Trophy and Steel Minister Trophy for the year 2008-09 and 2009-10 for their outstanding contribution in the steel sector. The winners are:
- Prime Minister Trophy for 2009-10 - Bhilai Steel Plant of SAIL.
- Steel Minister Trophy for 2009-10 - Visakhapatnam Steel Plant of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.
- Prime Minister Trophy for 2008-09 - Tata Steel Ltd.
- Steel Minister Trophy for 2008-09 - Bhilai Steel Plant of SAIL.
- Certificate of Excellence for year 2009-10 - Tata Steel Ltd.
As per the provision of Prime Minister’s Trophy Scheme, any company having won the Prime Minister’s Trophy in the preceding year could be given as Certificate of Excellence as they have obtained the highest score in the year of evaluation 2009-10. It is first time that Tata Steel Ltd. has won the Certificate of Excellence.
These awards are based on the recommendations of Panel of Judges for the Prime Minister Trophy for the year 2008-09 and 2009-10. Ministry of Steel, Government of India has accepted the recommendations of Panel of Judges and declared the winners.
The Scheme of awarding Prime Minister’s Trophy with a cash award of Rs. One crore was launched by the former Prime Minister Late Shri Narasimha Rao, to the best performing integrated steel plant in India while dedicating the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. in 1992.
As per the Scheme for Prime Minister’s Trophy, a Panel of Judges is appointed every year for selection of the integrated steel plant based on their total performance in respect of Objective parameters, Enabling Parameters, Customer Satisfaction Index and Observation by the Panel of Judges based on plant visits.
The Government has enhanced the cash award from Rs. One crore to Rs. Two crores for the best performing integrated steel plant from the assessment year 2006-07.
Runners up Prime Minister’s Trophy in the name of Steel Minister’s Trophy with a cash award of Rs. One crore has been incorporated from the assessment year2006-07 in the Prime Minister Trophy Scheme.
The awards will be presented by the Prime Minister to the awardees on 20.3.12012 in New Delhi.