After a gap of 35 years, India has assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization (ILO), making a new chapter in the 100 years of a productive relationship between India and ILO.
Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Labour and Employment, has been elected as the Chairperson of Governing Body of ILO for the period October 2020- June 2021.
The Chairperson of ILO’s Governing Body is a position of international repute.
The Governing Body (GB) is the apex executive body of the ILO which decides policies, programmes, agenda, and budget and elects the Director-General. At present, ILO has 187 members.
Chandra will be presiding over the upcoming meeting of the Governing Body to be held in November 2020.
”Chandra would have the opportunity to interact with the senior officials and social partners of the member states at Geneva,” the ministry said on Friday.
“It will also provide a platform to appraise participants of the transformational initiatives taken by the Union government in removing the rigidities of the labour market besides making its intention clear about the universalisation of social security to all workers whether in organised or unorganised sectors.”
Chandra belongs to the 1988 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Maharashtra Cadre.