Consider the following statements:
1. The Prime Minister’s Shram Awards are given to ONLY the workers of the Public Sector
2. The Highest category in the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards is Shram Ratna
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

The Prime Minister’s Shram Awards are given to workmen working in the departmental undertakings and the public sector undertakings of the Central Government and State Governments in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the field of productivity and for showing exemplary zeal and enthusiasm in the discharge of their duties. These awards are also given to the workmen working in the manufacturing units in the private sector employing 500 or more workers. The awards, in order of precedence, are: Shram Ratna, Shram Bhushan, Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana and Shram Shree/Shram Devi. The awards carry presentation of a sanad and cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 40,000 respectively. The total number of awards is 33.

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