National Metallurgist Award Scheme; Receiving of Application starts from today and last date is 11/10/2022

 Ministry of Steel has given approval for National Metallurgist Award 2022. Receiving of Application has started from today and the last date of receiving of application is 11/10/2022. Application will be received via online only though the NMA portal, web address for NMA portal is as follows ” https://awards.steel.gov.in/ ”

Background of the Scheme: National Metallurgists Day Awards, was instituted in 1962 by the then Ministry of Steel & Mines to recognise & honour the outstanding contributions of Metallurgists in the metallurgical field covering operation, research, design, education, waste management and energy conservation. The awards are given on an annual basis. The first award was given in the year 1963 and subsequently every year thereafter. Over the years, the number of categories and the award money were revised upwards.

As per the directions received from MHA regarding the rationalising of the awards in line with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister, it is proposed to rationalise the scheme. As per the suggestions received from MHA, it is proposed to change the name of the award, change the date of the award ceremony, reduce the number of awards & make the awards more stringent to enhance the stature of the award, widen  nomination pool etc. The details of the scheme are given below:

  1. Name of the scheme: National Metallurgist Award.
  2. Objective: To recognise outstanding contribution of metallurgists working in Iron & Steel sector covering the fields of manufacturing, research, design, education, waste-management, energy conservation and their specific contribution to achieve  objectives of ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT.
  3. Mode of Nominations: Nominations for the award shall be invited online on the Ministry of Steel’s Portal or the centralised portal being developed by MHA. Nominations will be through companies/ organisations or from the public through self-nomination.
  4. Date of National Metallurgist Award: 3rd February every year. (It was on 3rd Feb 1959 when the then President Dr Rajendra Parasad commissioned the first

Blast Furnace of the country after independence, at Rourkela).

  1. Number of Awards & Awards Money:
S. No.

Name of Award

No. of Awards

Awards Money

1

Lifetime Achievement Award

1

Nil

2

National Metallurgist Award

1

Nil

3

Young Metallurgist (Environment Science)

1

100000

4

Young Metallurgist (Metal Science)

1

100000

5

Award for R&D in Iron & Steel Sector

1

100000

Total

 

5

300000

  1. Eligibility Conditions:

Sl. No

Award category

Min.

No of Years of Exp.

Age Limit  (in years)

Qualifications Criteria

1

Lifetime

20

Minimum: 50

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in

Metallurgical Engineering/

Materials Science or

Equivalent

2

National

Metallurgist

15

Minimum: 40

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in

Metallurgical Engineering/

Materials Science or

Equivalent

3

Young

Metallurgist

(Environment

Science)

05

Maximum: 35

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in

Metallurgical Engineering/

Materials Science or

Equivalent

4

Young

Metallurgist

(Metal

Science)

05

Maximum: 35

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in

Metallurgical Engineering/

Materials Science or

Equivalent

5

Award for

R&D in Iron &

Steel Sector

10

Minimum: 35

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in

Metallurgical Engineering/

Materials Science or

Equivalent

  1. Assessment Criteria & Weightage: Awards shall be considered only on a minimum score of 75 out of 100. There should also be minimum 5 applications for each category for the consideration of the awards:

S.No

 

Details

Weightage

Criteria 1

Work-related achievements/ accomplishments

Performance, outcome and impact in the specified line of business.

30%

Criteria 2

Service to the profession

Public education and creating awareness of the role of metallurgy in India; active participation in various Industry,

Academic & Research domains.

30%

Criteria 3

Service to society

and the community beyond the

nominee’s regular employment

Apart from technical competence, Community Services & Volunteer work carried out for redressal of socially oriented problems with the aim of alleviating the conditions of people & community in general.

10%

Criteria 4

Technical

Publications/

Patents/

Copyrights

Indicates the peer recognitions of the work carried out and published/ utilised for industrial applications. The significance and quality of such articles/ patents would be an added merit.

30%

  1. Selection Methodology: The evaluation shall be done based on two tier mechanisms comprising the Screening Committee and Selection Committee.

The Screening Committee shall scrutinise the applications & supporting documents and accept or reject applications based on the eligibility conditions and submit consolidated reports of applications for the Selection Committee.

The Selection Committee after scrutinising the documents will assign the marks as  per the set criteria and recommend the list of awardees.

  1. Composition of the Committees: The members of the Screening/ Selection Committees shall comprise only such individuals whose antecedents are known, and enjoy good reputation and there is nothing adverse against them. The members shall not be related to the applicants/ sponsoring organisations directly or indirectly.

Screening Committee: A panel of sectoral experts from industry, research organisations & academic institutions shall be selected as members of the Screening

Committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Industrial Adviser, Ministry of Steel.

Selection Committee: The NMD Awards selection Committee, is chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Steel and other members include Additional Secretary/ Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel; DG Awards, MHA: and sectoral experts from industry, research organisations & academic institutions.

  1. Timeline for the Awards:
Activity

Duration in Days

Cumulative days

Notice for Applications

30 days

0

Last date for Applications

30

Assessment of the Applications eligibility start

30 days

31

Assessment of the Applications end

60

Evaluation of the Applications start

45 days

61

Evaluation of the Applications end

105

Approval of the Awardees

30 days

106

135

Awards Presentation

45 days

136

180

Total Time

 

 

 

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