Rakshamantri Awards for Excellence

IAS Prelims 2023

The Defence Minister Sh Manohar Parrikar gave away the RakshaMantri Awards for Excellence for the years 2012-13 and 2013-14 in recognition of exemplary performance amongst Ordnance Factories and the nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).

The awards were given in three major categories, i.e., ‘Institutional Awards’, ‘Best Performing Division/Factory/Shipyard Awards’ and ‘Group/Individual Awards’.

Under the Institutional awards, there are two sub-categories for which DPSUs and OFB can compete i.e. overall performance and performance in exports.

In the second category, there are three awards; for the best performing division of DPSUs, the best performing factory of OFB and the best performing shipyard.

In the third category, there are three sub-categories – one on indigenization, one on design effort and one on innovation for which both OFB and DPSUs can compete.

List of Awardees for year 2012-13

(a)  INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS  
      (i)  Excellence in performance HAL
      (ii) Best performance in Exports BEML
(b)DIVISION /FACTORY /SHIPYARD AWARDS  
      (i)  Best Performing Division of DPSUs BEL,(S&CS), Bengaluru
      (ii) Best performing Factory of OFB Ordnance Factory, Kanpur
(iii) Best performing Shipyard GRSE
(c) GROUP /INDIVIDUAL AWARDS  
     (1) Indigenisation  
(i)   Design & Development of Retrofit   Security Solutions for ‘Shakti’ Network Communication System-BEL, Bengaluru
(ii)  Indigenisation of AK 630 Gun Drive Units

 

AK 630 GUN Drive Indigenisation Group – D&E Division, BEL, Chennai
(iii) Indigenisation of Special Tools Test Equipments & fixtures for Milan-2T warhead Milan Group, BDL, Hyderabad
(2) Design Effort  
(i)   L-70 Gun Upgradation

 

Gun upgrades Group – BEL, Chennai
(ii)Systems of IACCS Networks BEL, Ghaziabad
(3) Innovation(Jointly)  
(i)  Electro-Plasticity Assisted Incremental   Forming (EPAIF)

(ii)  Deployable Flight Data Recorder System

Transport Aircraft Division, HAL, Kanpur

Avionics Division, HAL, Korwa

List of Awardees for the year 2013-14:

(a)  INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS  
      (i)  Excellence in performance BEL
      (ii) Best performance in Exports BEL
(b)DIVISION /FACTORY /SHIPYARD AWARDS  
      (i)  Best Performing Division of DPSUs HAL, Avionics Division, Hyderabad
      (ii) Best performing Factory of OFB Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur
(iii) Best performing Shipyard GRSE, Kolkata
(c) GROUP /INDIVIDUAL AWARDS  
     (1) Indigenisation  
(i)   Floating Deck High Voltage (FDHV) Module for PAR 2080 C SLRDC, HAL, Hyderabad
(ii)  Configuration, Developing and Engineering Weapon Control Modules (WCM 176) for AK 176 Gun Mount D&E, FCS/SBU-NS (Radar & FCS) Group – BEL, Bengaluru
(iii) BHARANI RADAR BEL, Ghaziabad
(2) Design Effort  
(i)  EOFCS – U1 for Control of Medium Calibre 76 mm Gun Mount and High Rate
of Fire AK 630 Gun Mount
D&E, FCS/SBU-NS (Radar & FCS) Group – BEL, Bengaluru
(ii)Design & development of 50 knots Interceptor Boat Ship Design Group – Goa Shipyard Ltd (Under own initiative)
(3) Innovation  
(i)  Development of composite Armour Panels for MI-17 Helicopters MI-17 Team – MIDHANI, Hyderabad.