Rakshamantri Award for Excellence for 2012-13 and 2013-14

By | January 28, 2016
(Last Updated On: January 28, 2016)

Defence Minister Presents Rakshamantri Award for Excellence for 2012-13 and 2013-14

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar gave away the RakshaMantri Awards for Excellence for the years 2012-13 and 2013-14 here today in recognition of exemplary performance amongst Ordnance Factories and the nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). Speaking on the occasion Shri Parrikar call upon the DPSUs to compete with the private sector. He emphasised that the government’s efforts are to indigenise production. He further stated that based on his experience government is a powerful institution which can effectively deliver in a restricted timeframe, while following the procedures.

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.

The List of  theAwardees are as follows:

For the year 2012-13:-


      (i)  Excellence in performanceHAL
      (ii) Best performance in ExportsBEML
      (i)  Best Performing Division of DPSUsBEL,(S&CS), Bengaluru
      (ii) Best performing Factory of OFBOrdnance Factory, Kanpur
(iii) Best performing ShipyardGRSE
     (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 warheadMilan Group, BDL, Hyderabad
(2) Design Effort 
(i)   L-70 Gun Upgradation


Gun upgrades Group – BEL, Chennai
(ii)Systems of IACCS NetworksBEL, 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


For the year 2013-14:-




      (i)  Excellence in performanceBEL
      (ii) Best performance in ExportsBEL


      (i)  Best Performing Division of DPSUsHAL, Avionics Division, Hyderabad
      (ii) Best performing Factory of OFBOrdnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur
(iii) Best performing ShipyardGRSE, Kolkata
     (1) Indigenisation 
(i)   Floating Deck High Voltage (FDHV) Module for PAR 2080 CSLRDC, 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 RADARBEL, 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 HelicoptersMI-17 Team – MIDHANI, Hyderabad.

The function was attended by the Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RKDhowan, Secretary (Defence Production) Shri AK Gupta and Secretary Department of Defence R&Dand DG DRDO Dr S Christopher.

Source Ministry of Defence 27-January, 2016

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