National Safety Council Awards

IAS Prelims 2023

National Safety Council is a self-supporting non-profit autonomous society, set up by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India on 4th March, 1966.

Its aim is to strengthen a national movement on Safety, Health & Environment to prevent and mitigate loss of life, human suffering & economic losses and provide support services.

As a part of the Council’s services, it has been operating Safety Awards Scheme at the national level for three sectors viz. Industrial Undertakings (Manufacturing Sector), Construction Projects (Construction Sector) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME Sector).

The main objective of the scheme is to provide national recognition to the organizations which have achieved and sustained a meritorious performance in Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) and for implementing effective OSH management systems, practices and procedures.

The ‘NSCI Safety Awards’ for the year 2016 were presented by the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya.

The NSCI Safety Awards are adjudged and declared every year by the National Safety Council.

70 organisations have been selected for the award in four categories – Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar, Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar, Suraksha Puraskar and Prashansa Patra.

Besides, 12 client organizations from Construction Sector will also be awarded.

IOCL – Digboi Refinery; National Fertilizers Ltd., Panipat and NPCIL, Kaiga Generating Station 3 & 4, Kaiga, Karnataka under Group A, Group B and Group C respectively in Manufacturing Sector; L&T Ltd., Rawatbhata, Chittorgarh for NPCIL Atomic Power Project, Rajasthan in Construction Sector and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Electricals & Electronics, Thane, Maharashtra in MSME Sector have won the top level Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha Puraskar for the year 2016.