Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Defence Minister Gives Away Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the Years 2014-15 and 2015-16

Minister of Defence, Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley gave away Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 in recognition of exemplary performance amongst Ordnance Factories and the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Jaitley said that India has conventionally depended for its defence preparedness on DPSUs, which have done an excellent job. Now the emphasis has to be to utilise its entire potential as a country to expand rapidly in defence production. Emphasising on the need for defence preparedness, particularly on the strength of domestic manufacturing, and as India evolves the need for this cannot be more overemphasised.
The Defence Minister further said the policies therefore, are also being liberalised to allow a fair competition between both the DPSUs and the private sector and that is why the recent policy, which the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved on the Strategic Partners, factors in both these contents.

Shri Jaitley noted that no country can indefinitely win wars and battles only on the strength of trying to buy imported equipment from outside and said, “I think history has provided us with an opportunity where now our emphasis has to be to improve on manufacturing and that is why the Prime Minister gave this great emphasis on the ‘Make in India’ brand and manufacturing abilities would be incomplete for a country like India unless we improve on our defence manufacturing. Defence manufacturing is also impacted by the security requirements of a country and security requirements are dictated by the kind of neighbourhood you have, and obviously in view of the peculiar situation from a geopolitical point of view where we are located, our preparedness is the best deterrent and which is certainly a guarantee for peace as far as our region is concerned.”

Following is the full list of the awardees:

For the year 2014-15: -

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS
S.No.
Award
Institution
1.
Excellence in Performance
Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad
2.
Best Performance in Exports
Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa

BEST PERFORMING DIVISION/FACTORY/SHIPYARD AWARDS

S.No.
Award
Institution
1.
Best performing Division among DPSUs
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Hyderabad
2.
Best performing Factory of OFB
Ordnance Factory Medak, Telangana
3.
Best performing Shipyard among Shipyards
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai

GROUP/INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

S.No.
Award
Sub Category
Institution
1.
Indigenisation
On Order Projects
Development & Engineering – R & FCS/NS2, Naval System 2 (R & FCS)Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bengaluru for Doppler Weather Radar (S Band Doppler weather Radar & C Band Polarimetric Doppler weather Radar).
2.
Design Effort
On Order Projects
Awarded jointly to
1.      Development & Engineering – Fire Control System / Naval Systems (Radar & Fire Control System) Group, Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengalurufor LYNX U2 Naval Gun Fire Control System for Indian Navy.
2.      Aircraft Upgrade Research & Design Centre, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Nasik for Integration of Indigenous RWR (Tarang MK – 1B) on various IAF Platform (MiG-21 T-96, MiG-21 T-75, AN-32RE and AN-32 NON RE aircraft)
Own initiative Projects
Awarded jointly to
1.      Technical Services Group – Goa Shipyard Ltd., Goa for Initial Design of 72m Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC)
2.      Excavator Group, R&D, KGF, Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Bengaluru for Design & Development of 180 Ton Class Electric Hydraulic Excavator – BE 1800E.
3.
Innovation
On Order Projects 

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited, Hyderabad for Development of India Specific – Reduced Activation Ferritic-Martensitic Steel (IN-RAFMS) for ITER Program.
Own initiative Projects
Design and Engineering Division, Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad for Amogha – I Anti – Tank Guided Missile.

For the year 2015-16 : -

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS
S.No.
Award
Institution
1.
Excellence in Performance
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru
2.
Best Performance in Exports
Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengaluru

BEST PERFORMING DIVISION/FACTORY/SHIPYARD AWARDS

S.No.
Award
Institution
1.
Best performing Division among DPSUs
Naval Systems (Radar Systems & Fire Control Systems), Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengaluru
2.
Best performing Factory of OFB
Ordnance Factory Medak, Telangana
3.
Best performing Shipyard among Shipyards
Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa

GROUP/INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

S.No.
Award
Sub Category
Institution
1.
Indigenisation
On Order Projects



Development & Engineering Division, Light Weight Portable Laser Target   Designator  (LWPLTD) Group, Bharat Electronics Limited, Pune for  Light Weight Portable Laser Target Designator 
Own initiative Projects
Indigenization Cell, Engine Division, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru for Indigenous Development of Adour – 871 Low Pressure Compressor Vane – 1 Assembly
2.
Design Effort
On Order Projects
1.      Development & Engineering Network Centric System 3 (NCS3) Group / Air Defence Control and Reporting System [ADC&RS], NSC-Strategic Business Unit (SBU), Bharat Electronics Limited, Ghaziabad for Test Bed for Automated Air Defence Control and Reporting System (ADC&RS) for the Field Force of Army.
2.      Central Design Office, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, KolkataforDetailed Design of CGS Barracuda.
3.
Innovation
On Order Projects 

Aircraft Upgrade Research & Design Centre (AURDC), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Ojhar, (MIG) Nasik for Integration of BrahMos Missile on Su-30MKI.
Own initiative Projects
Awarded jointly to
1.      Engineering Deptt., Shipbuilding Div., Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnamfor Shafting Work.
2.      Shipbuilding Div., Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnamfor Innovation in welding techniques at HSL.
3.      Engineering Ship Repair Complex, Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam for Rudder Carrier Bearing Modification.


Shri Jaitley inaugurated a grid connected solar power plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory, Medak in Telangana through video link. It has been set up at a cost of Rs. 105 crore by Bharat Electronics Limited. The plant has been set up for captive consumption of the factory, on 80 acres of spare land available with it, making it self-sufficient not only for its power requirement but also reduced carbon footprint.

The Defence Minister  also inaugurated a 9 MW windmill project installed at Dammur, Karnataka at a cost of Rs. 53 crore by BEML through video link. With commissioning of 9MW windmill project at Dammur, BEML would be generating 250 Lakh units which will meet 68 per cent of its energy requirement.

Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal S B Deo, Additional Secretary (DP) Ms. Surina Rajan and other senior officials of the Ministry of Defence also participated in the function.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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