Imphal, March 7th, 2018 (DIPR): An interactive session with the Stake Holders of Workers Education was held yesterday as part of awareness programme for socio-economic upliftment and empowerment of the workforce. The programme was held at the Conference Hall, Hotel Tampha, North AOC, Imphal.
Speaking at the session, Shri Onkar Sharma Additional Director, DTNBWE & D, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India said that the Board was initially concentrated on educating the workers employed in the organised sector. After the recommendation by the Workers Education Review Committee and subsequent approval by the Govt. of India, the Board shifted its emphasis from organised sector to the education of workers in rural sector.
The Workers Education Scheme in India has been playing a very significant role in our national development, creating an enlightened and disciplined work force and bringing about desirable behavioural changes in our workforce in the organized, unorganized and rural sectors. We need to change and review the programme, methodology, activities as per the contemporary scenario.
Onkar further said that the Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. The Board which came into existence in the year 1958 is celebrating Diamond Jubilee this year. The Board is also re-named as Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education & Development (DTNBWE & D).
One of the major activities of the Board is Education, training of workers, rural workers and women workers. Issue of women workers is very important we need to address. The Workers education is very relevant and necessary for the empowerment of workers in organized sector, unorganized sector and rural sector of our country. Onkar said that the Board has been responsive and useful towards the needs of workers in the country. He urged the participants to made constructive suggestions to make organization more effective and relevant.
In his welcome address, Regional Director, DTNBWE & D, Imphal Shri M.N. Salam said the main objective of the meet is to draw inputs from the workers to the process of reviewing and restructuring of DTNBWE & D. There is a need to discuss minutely on how to improve our quality and activities, he added.
The meet was attended by Eminent Economist Prof. N. Mohendro Singh, representatives from Trade Union, Entrepreneurs, NGOs, Rural Volunteers and Special invitees. The One Day Stake Holders meet was organised by the Regional Directorate, Dattopant Thengadi National Board For Workers’ Education and Development, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.