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Training Calendar

2018-2019

V.V. Giri National Labour Institute


NOIDA

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Published by : V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector-24, Noida - 201 301, U.P.

Year of Printing : 2018

No. of Copies : 800

Printed at : Chandu Press, D-97, Shakarpur


Delhi - 110 092

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CONTENTS
From Director General’s Desk v

Vision and Mission vi

Institute’s Profile 1-30

Aims and Objectives 1

Governing Bodies 1

Location and Campus 2

Hostel 2

Seminar/Training Halls 2

Training and Education 3

Consultancy 4

Research 5

N.R. De Resource Centre on Labour Information 26

Publications 28

Training Details 31-94

Labour Administration Programmes 31

Industrial Relations Programmes 36

Capacity Building Programmes 43

Research Methods Programmes 59

Child Labour Programmes 64

International Training Programmes 67

North-Eastern States Programmes 75

Collaborative Training Programmes 83

Faculty Profile 95-112

Contact Numbers & Email Addresses 113

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From Director General’s Desk

V .V. Giri National Labour Institute, ever


since its inception in 1974, has been
at the forefront in undertaking training,
call for enhancing their knowledge and
sharpening their skills. Workers need to
be educated on their legal rights and the
education, research, consultancy and transformations taking place at their work;
publications pertaining to different facets labour administrators and managements
of labour. The Institute is dedicated through have to strive at creating a conducive work
its core activities to project labour issues as atmosphere for industrial growth; trade
a core concern of policy making; empower union leaders have to be prepared to evolve
the social actors with capacities to meet the and adopt innovative organizing strategies;
challenges of change; highlight the role of labour law enforcement officials have to
labour in shaping of modern India; address be shaped to play the role of a catalyst in
the issues of transformations of the world of promoting a healthy business culture at the
work in a globalising economy; and preserve same time ensuring enforcement of labour
and disseminate information on labour laws and researchers have to be enlightened
matters. to align their activities as per the everchanging
The Institute is committed to pursue above requirements in the field. The Institute is
objectives by accelerating the pace of its prepared to respond to these requirements
activities and also by responding to the by developing ‘learner-centered’ training
emerging challenges of change. Today, the programmes and appropriate interventions.
combination of various factors viz. rapid The Institute’s Training Calendar 2018-2019
technological changes, globalisation of has been developed to address the training
markets, liberalisation of trade, emerging needs of all the concerned stakeholders.
economic challenges and adjustments, which I sincerely hope that the various training
are all inter-related, present a labour and programmes, which have been designed,
employment scenario which is distinctively would serve as useful inputs to prepare the
different from those prevailing few years social partners to respond to the challenges
back. It is in this context that the role and of change.
activities of a premier training and research
institution like the V.V. Giri National Labour The Institute looks forward to the continued
Institute assumes greater significance. support of all concerned for making our
training interventions as a major catalyst
With rapid transformations taking place in towards enhancing quality of work and work
the world of work, concerned stakeholders relations.
viz. labour administrators, managers, trade
unions, workers and researchers have
to thoroughly understand the different
(Dr. H. Srinivas)
complexities involved which, in turn, would
Director General

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V.V. Giri National Labour Institute

Vision
“A globally reputed institution and centre of excellence in labour
research and training committed to enhancing the quality of work and
work relations”

Mission
Bring Labour and Labour Relations as the Central Feature in
Development Agenda through:
= Addressing issues of transformations in the world of work;
= Disseminating knowledge, skills and attitudes to major
social partners and stakeholders concerned with labour and
employment;
= Undertaking research studies and training interventions of world
class standards; and
= Building understanding and partnerships with globally respected
institutions involved with labour.

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The Institute

V .V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), an autonomous body of the Ministry
of Labour and Employment, Government of India, set up in July 1974, is a premier
Institute of Labour Research, Training and Education. Since its inception, the Institute has
endeavoured through research, training and publications to reach all those who are concerned
with various aspects of labour, both in the organised and unorganised sectors. The focus of
such endeavours has been the transfer of academic insight and understanding related to all
the aspects of labour for application to policy formulation, legislation and action to ensure a
just and proper place for labour in an egalitarian and democratic society.

Aims and Objectives


The Memorandum of Association spells out clearly a wide range of activities that are
essential to fulfil the objectives of the Institute. The main objectives of the Institute are:
= To undertake and assist in organising training and education programmes, seminars and
workshops;
= To undertake, aid, promote and co-ordinate research on its own or in collaboration with
other agencies both at national and international levels;
= To establish wings for:
= education, training and orientation;
= research including action-research;
= consultancy; and
= publication and such other activities as may be necessary to achieve the objectives
of the Institute.
= To analyse specific problems that are encountered in the planning and implementation
of labour and allied programmes and to suggest remedial measures;

= To establish and maintain library and information services and collaborate with other
institutions and agencies in India and abroad which have similar objectives.

Governing Bodies
The General Council, the apex governing body of VVGNLI, lays down the broad policy
parameters for the functioning of the Institute and provides a general direction to its activities.
Essentially a tripartite body, it is made up of members representing the Central Government,
Trade Union Federations, Employers’ Organisations as also eminent contributors to the field
of labour. The Union Minister of Labour and Employment is the President of the Council.

The Executive Council is constituted by the General Council to administer and manage the
affairs of the Institute. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of
India is the Chairperson of the Executive Council.
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The Director General of the Institute is the Principal Executive Officer managing and
administering the day to day affairs of the Institute.

Location and Campus


The Institute is located in Sector 24, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of
about 15 kms from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, 25 kms from New Delhi Railway
Station, 30 kms from Old Delhi Railway Station, 20 kms from Inter-state Bus Terminal (ISBT)
and 35 kms from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is accessible through Metro rail,
taxis or buses. NOIDA which is a satellite town of Delhi, is situated at the eastern border of
Delhi. The Institute is spread over an area of approximately 12.5 acres. The campus has an
Administrative block, Seminar block, Library block, Hostel block, Residential block, lush green
lawns, internal water supply system, electric sub-station, etc.

Hostel
The Institute has an excellent hostel building. It has 99 fully furnished rooms with attached
baths and independent balconies, dining halls and a well-furnished lounge with recreational
facilities. All the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with colour TVs. The green, clean
and open environment, free from noise and pollution, facilitates enthusiastic participation
in the residential programmes. The hostel has a state of art Gymnasium with Treadmills,
Recumbent Bike, Cross Trainer, Shoulder Press, Leg Press Biceps Curl, Multi-Station Gym etc.
dedicated to fitness and good health. The facility of outdoor and indoor games are also
available within the campus.

Seminar/Training Halls
The Institute has six training halls fully air-conditioned. Every hall has audio-visual facilities.
For all information contact:
Director General
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector 24, NOIDA-201 301
District - Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.) INDIA
Tel. : 2411470, 2411533, 2411534, 2411535, 2411538
Fax : 2411471
STD Code 91-0120
Email : dg.vvgnli@gov.in
Website : http : //www.vvgnli.gov.in
Notes: Prefix 95-120 for dialing from Delhi, Prefix 0120 for dialing from outside Delhi and prefix 91-
11-120 for dialing from outside India. The Institute is working five days a week (Monday to Friday,
9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.).

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Training and Education
The V.V. Giri National Labour Institute is committed to promote a better understanding of
the various issues related to labour and employment and to explore avenues to address them.
To achieve this, the Institute, through its varied activities, attempts to provide education with
regard to labour issues in an integrated manner. The feedback from the training programmes
become inputs for the research activities and the output from the research programmes
become inputs for the training activities and policy formulation. These programmes cater
to the training needs of Trade Unions Representatives, NGOs, Employers organisation
representatives, Policy makers, Labour officials, Researchers, Trainers, Workers and other
Social Partners. Constant feedback from the participants is used for updating the training
curriculum as well as redesigning training modules.
Training and Education programmes of the institute may be viewed as potential vehicles
of structural change in labour relations. They can help generate a more positive attitude
for the promotion of harmonious industrial relations. On the rural front, the programmes
attempt to develop leadership at the grassroot level that can build and support independent
organisations to look after the interests of the rural labour. Training programmes equally
emphasize attitudinal change, skill development and knowledge expansion.
The training programmes use an appropriate mix of audio-visual presentations, lectures,
group discussions, case studies and behavioural science techniques. Apart from the Institute’s
faculty, guest faculty are also invited to strengthen the train­ing programmes.
The Institute offers training and education to the following groups:
= Labour Administrators and Officials of the various Ministries of the Central and State
Governments and of foreign countries;
= Managers and Officers of the public and private sectors;
= Trade Union Leaders, Industrial Relations Managers, Social activists and different
stakeholders of the organised and unorganised sectors; and
= Researchers, Trainers, Field Workers and others concerned with labour issues.

Labour Administration Programmes


These are designed for Labour Administrators and Officers of the Central and the State
Governments. The programmes cover a wide range of subjects on labour administration,
conciliation, labour welfare and enforce­ment. These are residential programmes held either
at the Insti­tute or at selected State Labour Institutes/centres of the country.
Industrial Relations Programmes
Under these programmes attempts are made to cover both the conceptual and practical
areas of industrial relations and disciplinary systems. These programmes introduce Senior
Managers, HR officers and Trade Unions representatives to participatory management
and promote better interaction among the government, employ­ers and the unions. These
programmes are held apart from at VVGNLI, at various centres of the country to enable
participation from all regions.
Capacity Building Programmes
These programmes are designed to develop leadership and capacity building among different
stakeholders associated with labour. These programmes are also conducted for officials of
Government, public and private sector undertaking, and banks viz. Oil India Limited, Reserve
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Bank of India, National Fertilizers Limited, NALCO, NTPC, BHEL, Escorts India Ltd., Hero Honda
Ltd., etc., apart from various trade union organisations and other social partners.
Child Labour Programmes
These programmes are conducted to develop capabilities of individuals, groups and
organisations working towards the elimination of child labour. These groups include officials
of various Government Departments, Teachers’ Associations, NGOs, Employers, Trade
Unions, PRIs, NCLP Teachers and Officials, etc. Some of these programmes are conducted in
collaboration with UNICEF, State Institutions, etc.
Research Methods Programmes
These programmes are designed to help young teachers and researchers in universities/
colleges and research institutions as well as professionals in government organisations to
pursue their interests in labour research and policy.
North Eastern States Training Programmes
The Institute lays great emphasis on programmes specially designed for Labour Administrators,
Trade Union Leaders, NGOs and other stakeholders to address key issues related to labour &
employment welfare schemes of the government, etc. in the North Eastern Region.
International Training Programmes
International Training Programmes are designed for officials from Government Departments,
Institutions, Employer’s Organisations and others from the developing countries under ITEC/
SCAAP programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The Institute has
the experience of conducting these programmes since 1999-2000 and till date has conducted
82 programmes for 1853 participants representing 110 countries.
Collaborative Training Programmes
Being a premier labour institution of the country, it is necessary that the benefits of its diverse
activities percolate down to different institutions, stakeholders and social partners spread
across the country. Keeping this in view, a number of steps have been taken to institutionalize
the networking mechanism with State Labour Institutes and Regional Centres having similar
objectives as V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, in the field of both training and research.
Training and research programmes are conducted in collaboration with these institutions at
State/Regional levels too for different social partners as per the local requirements.
Consultancy
One of the mandates of the Institute is to provide consultancy services to the industry
on their problems of industrial relations and related matters. Consultancy does not only
provide a practical edge to the research of the Institute but is also a source of revenue.
Consultancy assignments include in-company training, diagnostic research and internal
change programmes, both in public and private enterprises. Such efforts have concentrated
on promoting organisational development, workers’ participation and harmonious industrial
relations in large organisations.
For further information and details, please contact:
Director General
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector-24, NOIDA-201301 (INDIA)
Email: dg.vvgnli@gov.in

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Research
Research occupies a prominent place in the activities of the Insti­tute. The subject of research
comprises a broad spectrum of labour-related issues and problems, in both the organised
and the unorga­nised sectors. While deciding the topics of research, care is taken to identify
subjects and issues of topical concern and relevance to policy formulation. The Institute
continues to place great emphasis on the problems and issues of labour in unorga­nised and
organised sectors in general and the more disadvantaged among these such as child labour,
women labour and rural labour, in particu­lar.
Research activities also explore the basic needs of different groups of trainees such as trade
union leaders and organisers in both organised and unorganised sectors, managers of public
and private sectors, labour administrators, and volunteers of non-governmental organisations.
The following nine Centres carry out studies on the major themes related to research:

1. Centre for Labour Market Studies


2. Centre for Employment Relations and Regulations
3. Centre for Agrarian Relations and Rural Labour Studies
4. National Resource Centre on Child Labour
5. Integrated Labour History Research Programme
6. Centre for Labour and Health Studies
7. Centre for Gender and Labour Studies
8. Centre for North East India
9. Centre for Climate Change and Labour
Each centre is guided by a Research Advisory Committee which consists of experts in the
respective areas. The Institute’s faculty have been allocated to these Centers in accordance
with their specializations, experience and interests.

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Centre for Labour Market Studies

The research activities at the V. V. Giri National Labour Institute are carried out under the aegis
of different research centers. The Centre for Labour Market Studies, one of such research
centers, is committed to undertake research analyzing the ongoing transformations in the
labour market. The research activities aim at providing policy directions for improving the
labour market outcomes. The current research activities of the Centre focus on the following
core areas:
= Employment and Unemployment
= Migration and Development
= Skill Development
= Informal Sector and Decent Work

Major Research Projects completed/initiated recently include:


= Skill Profiling and Skill Certification in the context of Promoting Migration from India
to Europe (commissioned by International Organization for Migration and Ministry of
Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India)
= Global Slowdown and Export Sector in India: Impact on Production and Employment
(commissioned by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)
= Assessing the Need and Impact of Making National Floor Level Minimum Wages Statutory
(undertaken for Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
= Annual Reports to the People on Employment (undertaken for Ministry of Labour and
Employment, Government of India)
= Study on the Working Conditions of the Sanitation Workers in India (commissioned by
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India)
= Mid-term Evaluation of the Scheme of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through
Public Private Partnership (commissioned by Directorate General of Employment and
Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
= Skill Gap Analysis in Gulbarga Region of Karnataka (undertaken for Ministry of Labour
and Employment, Government of India)
= Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to the Gulf (commissioned by UN
Women)
= Unemployment Insurance in India (commissioned by Korea Labour Institute, South
Korea)
= Skill Mapping in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Assessing Supply & Demand Gaps
(commissioned by Andaman and Nicobar Administration)
= Evaluation Study of Coaching-cum-Guidance Centre for Tribes Scheduled Castes/
Scheduled (commissioned by Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry
of Labour and Employment, Government of India)
= Evaluation Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Centres for Handicapped (commissioned
by Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment,
Government of India)
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= Employment and Social Protection of Cashew Workers in India with special reference to
Kerala (commissioned by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India)
= Labour Migration Structures and Financing in Asia (commissioned by International Labour
Organisation)
= From India to the Gulf Region : Exploring Links between Labour Markets, Skills and the
Migration Cycle (commissioned by International Labour Organisation)
= Internal Migration and Labour Regulations in India (commissioned by Ministry of Labour
& Employment)
= Trends in Wages in India (V.V. Giri National Labour Institute)
= International Labour Migration from India: Emerging Concerns (commissioned by
International Labour Organisation)
= Operation of Minimum Referral Wages for International Migrant Workers from India
(commissioned by International Labour Organisation)
= Transformations in India-Gulf Labour Migration Corridor : Trends and Determinants (V.V.
Giri National Labour Institute)
= New Forms of Employment (Being undertaken under the aegis of BRICS Network of
Labour Research Institutes)

Research Advisory Group


The Research Advisory Group of the Centre comprises of the following Members:
= Prof. Ravi Srivastava, Jawaharlal Nehru University
= Dr. Arup Mitra, National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development
= Dr. Praveen Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University
= Dr. Archna Negi, Jawaharlal Nehru University
= Dr. K.P. Sunny, National Productivity Council

Centre Co-ordinator
Dr. S.K. Sasikumar, Senior Fellow
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector - 24, NOIDA- 201 301, INDIA
Email: sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in
Tel No.: 0120-2411022

Associate Co-ordinator
Dr. Dhanya M.B., Associate Fellow
Sector - 24, NOIDA- 201 301, INDIA
Email: dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in
Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 / Extn.204

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Centre for Employment Relations and Regulations

Aim
Develop understanding of the changing employment relations in order to help in the
formulation of appropriate legal regulation framework and evolving appropriate social
protection measures.

Core Areas
= The research activities of the centre focus on the following core areas:
= Trade unions and their role in the emerging socio-economic scenario.
= Emerging employment relations in the informal and the unorganized sector.
= Limitations of the existing legal framework in the regulation of employment relations in
the unorganized and informal sector.
= Changes in judicial trend.
= Social protection to labour.
= Regulation of minimum wage.
= Regulation of contract labour and fixed - term employment.
= International Labour Standards and Labour Regulation

Recently Completed Research Projects


Some of the important research projects initiated and completed by the centre in the recent
past include:
= Conditions of Employment, Work and Service of Faculty in Private Engineering Colleges
in India.
= Regulation of Private Placement Agencies in India
= ILO Convention 181:Issues and Challenges in the context of Private Placement Agencies
in India
= Evolution of Minimum Wage Policy and Regulatory Framework: An Inter Country
Perspective.
= Labour, Employment and Social Security Issues of Security Guards Engaged by Private
Security Agencies: A Case Study of Okhla and Noida.
= Contract Labour and Judicial intervention.
= Strengthening Labour Laws in order to Prevent Violations

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= Labour, Employment and Social Security Issues in Education Industry: A Case Study of
Private School of Noida.
= Status of Labour Welfare Measures in the Factories of NOIDA: A Case Study of Garment
and Hosiery Industry.
Most of the above mentioned research studies have been published in the form of NLI
Research Studies Series.

Research Advisory Group Members


The Centre is having the following distinguished persons as its RAG members for seeking
guidance, orientation and direction for carrying out its various activities:

1. Prof. Mahavir Singh


2. Dr. Rajan K. E. Varghese
3. Dr. Kamala Sankaran
4. Shri H. Mahadevan
5. Shri B.P. Pant
Centre Co-ordinator
Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya, Fellow
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in
Tele: 0120-2411736
0120-2411533/34/35 Ext. 215

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Centre for Agrarian Relations and Rural Labour Studies

Aims and Activities


With growing complexity of agrarian relations and rural labour market, it was felt that more
specialization would be needed to look into the agrarian situation and to analyze it more
scientifically and systematically so that policy and programmes could be formulated to suit
the needs of the rural labourers for their development.
Apart from this, the experience of over two and a half decades also underlines the need
for an integrated approach for the various problems. This is the main rationale behind the
creation of the Centre.
The research activities of the Centre focus on the following core areas:
= Globalisation and its impact on rural labour
= Macro trends and patterns of changing structure of rural labour markets
= Documentation, evaluation and dissemination of information on organisation strategies
= Social security and rural labour
= Study of different agrarian occupations
In addition to the above core areas, several specific themes have also been identified for
research, seminars and workshops which are as follows:
= Changes in land holding and land use pattern
= Credit and other input facilities in agrarian development
= Changing agrarian systems and employment relations
= Effectiveness of various forms of mobilisation of rural labour
= Undertaking action research for organising labour for economic activities
= Assessing the potential of rural non-farm employment sector.
= Examining the trends in wages, employment and poverty in rural areas.
= Examining the social security mechanisms at work in the rural sector
= Impact of globalisation, liberalization and privatisation on various segments of rural
labour in general and agricultural labour in particular, analyse the agrarian relations and
changes in the wake of globalisation, review research studies focusing on liberalisation,
privatisation and globalisation.
= Impact of new technology on employment and productivity of the various sections of
rural labourers.
= Implication of land reforms on rural labour, productivity and distribution of wealth.
= Impact of structural changes on the quality of lives of various segments of rural
labourers.

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= Study of local initiatives by individuals/institutions other than government organisations,
for development of rural labour in general and agricultural labour in particular.
= Implications of government policy on National Trade Unions.
= Evaluation of income generation development programmes and schemes in the light of
their social and economic relevance.
= Impact of gender inequality in various rural occupations, execution and implementation
of development projects, programmes and schemes.
= Initiate and conduct collaborative research on various aspects of rural/agricultural labour
in association with various trade unions and NGOs working for rural labour.

The Centre has undertaken research projects on different aspects pertaining to agrarian
relation and rural labour during the last 8 years. The list of the project completed and initiated
is given below:
= Agrarian Reforms and its Impact on Agricultural Development in West Bengal
= Organising Rural Labour for Effective Participation in Development: An Action Research
- Khurja, U.P.
= Organising Rural Labour for Effective Participation in Development: An Action Research-
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.
= Organising Rural Labour for Effective Participation in Development: An Action Research-
Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu.
= Organising Rural Labour for Effective Participation in Development: An Action Research
- Niwari & Prithvipur, Madhya Pradesh.
= Assessment of the Impact of Anti-Tobacco Legislation on the livelihood of Beedi Rollers,
Tendu Leaf Collectors and Tobacco Cultivators.
= Assessment of Employment Potential - A Case Study (West Bengal)
= Evaluation of Welfare Fund for Beedi Workers in Madhya Pradesh Region
= Evaluation of Operation of Welfare Fund for Limestone and Dolomite Workers of Madhya
Pradesh
= Evaluation of Iron Ore Mine Workers of M.P. & Chhattisgarh.
= Study of Janshree Bima Yojana
= Agrarian Structure, Social Relations and Agricultural Development: A Case Study of
Ganganar and Jodhpur Districts of Rajasthan.
= Informal Sector in Arunachal Pradesh
= Assessing Social Security Measures and Promoting Effective Participation of Beneficiaries:
An Action Research Project, Murshidabad

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= Assessing Social Security Measures and Promoting Effective Participation of Beneficiaries:
An Action Research Project, Tikamgarh, M.P.
= Assessing Social Security Measures and Promoting Effective Participation of Beneficiaries:
An Action Research Project, Khurja, U.P.
In addition to the above, the Centre has organised several seminars and workshops on topics
as below:
= Social Security for the Unorganised Workers
= Prospects and Challenges of Rural Labour Camp Strategy
= Handloom Silk Weaving in Kancheepuram: Organisational Structure, Labour Relations
and Employment

Research Advisory Group Members


The following are the members of Research Advisory Group:
= Shri Sunit Chopra
= Prof. Utsa Patnaik
= Prof. Bina Agrawal
= Prof. P.C. Joshi
= Shri Nagendra Nath Ojha
Centre Coordinator
Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan, Senior Fellow
Tel No: 0120-2411486
0120-2411533/34/35 Ext. 218
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

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National Resource Centre on Child Labour (NRCCL)
National Resource Centre on Child Labour (NRCCL) at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
has been set up as a Centre of eminence to work in partnership with UNICEF, ILO, and the
Ministry of Labour with the objective of instituting a centralized agency, which could ensure
active cooperation of various social partners and stakeholders including the Government,
International Organizations, NGOs, Workers’ Organizations and the Employers’ Organization,
in the task of combating child labour. The Centre supports the legislators, policy makers,
planners, and project and programme implementers and others in their task of progressive
elimination of child labour. The centre has been continuously striving to develop the capabilities
of officials of different government departments, Trade Union cadre, academicians, students
of Social work and other Social Sciences, personnel in development sector and corporate
sector including the CSR executives, social and cultural organizations, office-bearers of RWAs,
NSS, NYK and other youth groups, Panchayati Raj Institutions and other social partners
working towards prevention and elimination of child labour.
The wide-ranging activities of the NRCCL include Research, Training, Impact Assessment,
Evaluation, Performance Assessment, Developing Training Manuals/Modules/Packages,
Curriculum Development, Advocacy, Technical Support/Advisory services/ Consultancy,
Documentation, Publication, Dissemination, Networking, Promoting convergence by
strengthening the efforts of social actors at various levels and Awareness Generation among
different sections of the population leading to change in the attitude of the masses. The
primary objective of these activities is to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of
policies of the Central and State Governments.

Research
Research occupies one of the significant activities of the NRCCL. The focus of research projects
revolves around:
1. Creating benchmark information on employment of children in select hazardous
occupations and processes
2. Reviewing Research Studies for locating definitional aspects of child labour and studying
socio-economic implications situating factors responsible for perpetuation of child
labour
3. Evolving strategies for Rehabilitation of child labour
4. Contextualizing Opportunity costs for withdrawal of child labour through Documenting
Successful experiences.
The various aspects covered in these micro-level studies include magnitude of the problem,
trafficking of children for labour exploitation, vulnerabilities and insecurities of child workers,
structure and functions of child protection mechanisms, legislative framework and enforcement
of legislation, impact of state and non-state interventions, status of education, living and
working conditions, occupational health hazards, etc. NRCCL has completed/ongoing several
research studies and major evaluation studies including:
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= Review and Assesment of the Outcome of the Performance: Evaluation of the National
Child Labour Project (Twelfth Five-Year Plan period)
= Family Labour in Small Holding Plantation Sector: A Study with Special Focus on Women
and Children in Selected Areas of South India
= Developing State-specific Profiles on the Situation of Working Children in India
= Critical Analysis of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act 2016 in
the overall Legal Framework on Child Labour
= Sectoral Analysis of Employment of Children in select Districts for sensitizing and
enhancing capacity of District-level stakeholders for effective Implementation of National
Child Labour Project
= Deterring the Determinants of Child Labour through Documentation, Digitization and
Dissemination (Phase 2)

Research Advisory Group Members


The Centre is having the following distinguished persons as its RAG members for seeking
guidance, orientation and direction for carrying out its various activities:
= Ms. Amarjeet Kaur
= Prof. S. C. Srivastava
= Dr. Cherian Joseph
= Prof. Tiplut Nongbri

Centre Coordinator
Dr. Helen R. Sekar, Senior Fellow
Email: helenrsekar.vvgnli@gov.in
Tel: 0120-2412498

Associate Coordinator
Mr. Priyadarsan Amitav Khuntia, Associate Fellow
Email: p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in
Tel.: 0120-2411533/34/35 Extn. 251

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Integrated Labour History Research Programme
The Integrated Labour History Research Programme (ILHRP) is a specialised research
programme on labour history research, set up in collaboration with the Association of
Indian Labour Historians (AILH), a body of professional historians and scholars interested in
history of labour. The overall aim of the ILHRP is to initiate, integrate and revive historical
research on labour in India and is the first of its kind in the country. The programme has
three mutually reinforcing components such as digital archiving of Indian labour; writing
labour history of India; and interdisciplinary research. The archive systematically collects
and preserves various documents and material concerning the working class in digital form,
through collaboration and networking with various stakeholders (such as trade unions, NGOs,
governmental departments and business houses). Networking with similar agencies (national
and international) involved in digital archiving is also a crucial aspect of the archive.
So far, the archive is the country’s largest digital repository of labour documents, with more
than 15 gigabytes of data on the World Wide Web (www.indialabourarchives.org), for
public access. The collections for the archives are generated through commissioning and
monitoring research and collection projects on prioritised areas of labour history, which
involves negotiation and networking with experts and agencies, both within and outside the
country. The programme also organises regular academic discussions, seminars and colloquia
on the prioritised areas of labour history. The programme has so far more than 50 completed/
ongoing research and collection projects. Since year 2000, the programme has published 18
working papers and organised around 85 seminars/discussions, including 10 international
seminars on labour history.
Some of the recent and on-going research and collection projects of the ILHRP include: History
of Dalit Movement and Labour Movement in India; Research and Collection of the Indian
Labour Conference, 1942-2015; Research and Collection on the History of Industrial Relations
and Labour Legislation in India; Oral History of Informal Sector Workers; Collection on the
Works of Shri Jagjivan Ram; History of Labour Migration; History of Technology, Labour and
Future of Work; and Global Trends in Labour History Research.

International Conferences on Labour History


One of the most significant contributions of the ILHRP has been the 10 major International
Conferences on Labour History organised to deliberate on significant themes like Towards
Global Labour History: New Comparisons’, ‘Expanding the Frontiers of Labour History’, ‘Work
and Non-Work: Histories in the Long Term’, and ‘Labour History – A Return to Politics’. These
conferences provide an important platform for historians, social scientists and scholars to
deliberate upon varied dynamics of labour history, furthering the historical understanding of
the conditions on labour and labouring people. Scholars from around 20 countries across the
world have been participating in the conferences on Labour History.

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Joint Advisory Committee
The programme is continuously advised and monitored by a Joint Advisory Committee, which
is constituted of nominees and representatives from both the Institute and the AILH. The
current JAC Members of the Programme are:
= Prof. S. Bhattacharya
= Dr. H. Srinivas
= Prof. Sumit Sarkar
= Director General, National Archives of India
= Dr. Ravi Vasudevan
= Prof. Madhvan K. Palat
= Dr. Indu Agnihotri
= Dr. Prabhu P. Mohapatra
= Dr. Rana P. Behal
= Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
Centre Co-ordinator
Dr. S.K. Sasikumar, Senior Fellow
Email: sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in
Tel: 0120-2411022; Telefax: 0120-2411469

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Centre for Labour and Health Studies

Aims and Objectives


The degree to which health systems meet the needs of different social groups is an issue
of concern all over the world. This is more so in countries experiencing rapid economic and
institutional change. In India where a large number of people live below the poverty level and
depend on the informal sector for their livelihood, lack of horizontal equity in terms of health
benefits becomes a major setback for these households. Moreover, with the advancements
in technology although some hazards at workplace have been minimized, yet new risks
have emerged. Further, the changing job patterns and working relationships, the rise in self-
employment, greater sub-contracting, outsourcing of work, homework and the increasing
number of employees working away from their establishment, pose problems of occupational
safety and health risks at workplaces. New safety hazards and health risks have also appeared
along with the transfer and adoption of new technologies.

In order to address these key issues of health provision and its interlinkages with the world of
work, the Centre for Labour and Health Studies has been set up in V.V. Giri National Labour
Institute. This specialised Centre focuses on understanding and addressing emerging health
challenges confronting workers in a globalised economy. The core research areas of the
centre are as follows:

Core Research Areas of the Centre


= New forms of employment and emerging health risks and patterns of morbidity
= Labour market transformations and its challenges to health protection and security
= Understanding access to health and health behaviour: caste, class, ethnicity and gender
interfaces
= Analyses of trends and policies on health protection and security.

Major Research Projects completed/initiated recently


= Impact of MGNREGA on the living conditions of unorganized workers in rural areas
= Workplace health and safety: a study of select small-scale industrial units in Delhi
= Evaluation study of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
= Family labour in small holding plantation sector: study with special focus on women and
children in south India
= Changing land utilisation patterns in the tea plantation sector in India: few policy
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= Study on employment relation, wages and working conditions in bidi industry in India
= Gender, work and health – a study of work organization, social security and safety
provisions in informal manufacturing in Delhi

Research Advisory Group


The Research Advisory Group of the Centre comprises of the following members:
= Prof. Indrani Gupta
= Prof. Ritu Priya Mehrotra
= Prof. K.R. Nayar
= Prof. P.M. Kulkarni
= Prof. Sanjay Zodpey
Centre Co-ordinator
Dr. Ruma Ghosh, Fellow
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector-24, NOIDA
Ph.: 0120-2411573
e-mail: rumanli@gmail.com

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Centre for Gender and Labour Studies

Centre for Gender and Labour Studies has been set up with the objective of addressing and
strengthening the understanding of gender issues in the world of work. Gender equality
and empowerment of women has been the cornerstone of developmental policies of many
countries across the globe. The Sustainable Development goals 2015 recognizes the centrality
of women’s empowerment and gender equality for elimination of poverty and hunger and
the achievement of truly sustainable development. Gender gap in labour force participation
rates and unemployment rates are persistent features of global labour markets. These issues
need to be addressed to ensure gender equity in the labour market, which requires concerted
efforts both at academic and policy level.
Labour market gender gaps are more pronounced in developing countries, and often
exacerbated by gendered patterns in occupational segregation with the majority of women’s
work being concentrated in a narrow range of sectors that remain vulnerable and insecure.
These workers are mostly engaged in the informal employment as domestic workers,
self-employed, casual workers, piece-rated workers, home based workers and migrants
workerswith poor skills, less earnings and low productivity. Further, the gender pay gap and
wage differentialsremains a serious concern that needs to be addressed. Apart from this, the
contribution of women to the national economy is still subject to more under reporting and
misrepresentation in comparison to the contribution of men. The statistics available are partial
and contribute to maintaining a distorted perception of the nature of a country’s economy
and its human resources thereby perpetrating a vicious circle of inequality between men and
women caused by inappropriate perceptions, policies and programmes. Given the challenges
women are facing in the labour market, promoting gender equality and empowering women
is fundamental for achieving the new targets of full productive employment and social
inclusion to mark the global goals on sustainable development.
For achieving inclusive growth and substantive equality, awareness on policies, skill
development, capacity building, social dialogue and empowerment through training and
research would be some of main activities undertaken by the Centre for Gender and Labour
Studies. Within this framework the activities of the centre are envisaged to upgrade the
status of V.V.Giri National Labour Institute in the area of research, education, training and
advocacy on various dimensions of gender in the world of work.

Core Research Areas


The core research activities of the Centre are in the following areas:
= Women at Work: Trends and Transformations
= Women and the Informal Economy : Issues in Social Exclusion
= Gender, Work and Education
= Women Workers and Skill Development
= Gender and Social Protection

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= Women Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment in India
= Implementation of Maternity Benefit Act
= Unpaid and Care Work
= Reconciliation of Work and Family Life
= Women and the Informal Sector: Special reference to Domestic Workers
= Women’s Work and Domestic Duties participation in India
= Women and Work in the Information Technology Sector
= Changing Agrarian Relations and its Impact on Women's Employment
= Gender Statistics, Gender Mainstreaming of Labour Force Surveys and Time Use
Surveys
= Gender Budgeting
= Gender discrimination and issues pertaining to equity and equality

Research Advisory Group


The Research Advisory Group of the Centre comprises of the following members:
1. Prof. Ratna M. Sudarshan
2. Ms. Chitra Chopra
3. Ms. Amarjeet Kaur
4. Prof. Saraswati Raju
5. Dr. Renuka Singh
6. Ms. Indrani Mazumdar

Centre Co-ordinator:
Dr. Shashi Bala, Fellow
Tele: 0120-2411776
0120-2411533/34/35 Ext.225
E-mail: balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Associate Co-ordinator:
Dr. Ellina Samantroy Jena, Fellow
Tele: 0120-2411533/34/35 Ext.223
E-mail: ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Centre for North-East India

The North Eastern Region (NER) of India constitutes 7.9 per cent of country’s total
geographical area and 3.8 per cent of total population of the country (Census, 2011).
It stretches from the foothills of the Himalayas in the eastern range and is surrounded
by Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Nepal and Myanmar. It includes eight states- Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Troubled
by history and geo-politics, the NER has remained one of the most underdeveloped regions
of the country. Inadequate infrastructure and poor governance is combined with low
productivity and market access.
NER constitutes 3.6 per cent of India’s total workforce (2011–12). The labour scenario in
the NER is quite unique compared to other regions of the country owing to a multitude
of factors (including geographical, socio-economic and political). The region is marked by
lower rate of industrialization and limited spread of modern service sector. The agricultural
operations are also distinct (with the presence of unique systems like jhuming). Cultural
ethos governing labour market participation is also different, which inter alia reflects on
the distinctive composition of the labour force – across gender and social categories.
Yet another important aspect is migration, which gets complicated due to several
socio-political considerations – both in terms of internal migration of population (from
within and outside the region) as well as in terms of influx of labourers across national
boundaries.
It is in this context that the Institute has set up Centre for North East (CNE) in 2009 to carry
out policy oriented research and conduct workshops/seminars and training on issues related
to labour, employment and social protection in the North Eastern Region. The research and
training areas are as follows:

Core Research Areas of the Centre


= Employment and Unemployment Trends and Challenges
= Gender and Labour
= Migration and Development
= Social Security
= Health and Labour
= Livelihood Strategies
= Sectoral Analysis
= Skill Gap Studies
= Industrial Relations & Regulations
= Sociology of Labour & Workers’ Movement

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Core Training Areas of the Centre
The target groups of the training programmes are labour officials, women workers and
representatives from Central Trade Union Organisations, NGOs/Civil Societies, university
students and researchers from the eight states of the region. Some of the themes of the
training programmes of the Centre are indicated below:
= Skill Development & Employment Generation
= Fundamental of Labour Laws
= Strengthening Awareness on Labour Issues and Laws Pertaining to Women Workers
= Leadership Development Programme for Trade Union Leaders
= Social Protection and Livelihood Security
= Effective Enforcement of Labour Laws in Unorganised Sector
= Labour Market, Employment and Social Protection Issues in North East
= Gender, Poverty and Employment
= Promoting Skill Development for Women Workers
= Sociology of Labour & Globalisation

Completed Research Projects


– Dynamics of Employment of Children and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of Children in
Hazardous Occupations in East and West Jaintia Hills Districts of Meghalaya
– MGNREGS in Tripura: A Study on Efficiency & Equity
– Migrant and Trafficked Children in Hazardous Employment: The Case of Nagaland
– Expansion of natural Rubber Cultivation in Tripura: Impact on Landholding, Employment
and Income
– Work Participation and Time-use pattern of Women in Rural Arunachal Pradesh
– Migration from North-East to Urban Centres: A Study of Delhi Region
– Valuing Life in a Regulated Labour Market: A Study on Tea Plantations in Assam, India
– Employment Situation in North Eastern Region of India: Recent Trends and Emerging
Challenges
– Growth, Composition and Determinants of Rural Non-Farm Employment in North East
India

Special Issue on North East India


Special Issue on Labour, Employment & Social Protection in North East India in the institute’s
journal Labour & Development (ISSN 0973-0419) Vol. 20, No. 2, December 2013.
http://www.vvgnli.org/sites/default/files/publication_files/Labour-Development-Vol-20-
No-2_Dec-2013.pdf

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Workshops and Seminars
= National Seminar on ‘Skilling of Youth for Zero Unemployment’ was organised by the
Centre for North East, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute in collaboration with the
Department of Commerce, Manipur University at Court Hall, Manipur University, Imphal
(22-23 December, 2015)
= National Seminar on ‘Youth & Skill Development in North East India’ was organised by
the Centre for North East, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute in collaboration with Indian
Council for Social Science Research-North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong at NEHU
Campus, Shillong (26-27 March, 2015)
= National Consultation on ‘Assessment of Research and Training Needs in North Eastern
Region’ at Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi (30 July, 2014)
= Orientation Workshop on Conducting Household Survey at Jowai and Khliehriat, Jaintia
Hills District, Meghalaya (25-27 November, 2013)
= Workshop on ‘Labour Market, Employment & Social Protection in North East India’ was
organised by the Centre for North East, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute in collaboration
with Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur at Imphal (26-28
February, 2013)
= National Seminar on ‘Labour and Employment Trends in North Eastern Region: Challenges
and Opportunities’ at VVGNLI, Noida (30-31 March, 2012)
= Workshop on ‘Skill Development in Tourism Sector in Sikkim’ at Gangtok (9-11 March,
2011)
= National Consultation on ‘Exploring and Identifying Research Areas on Labour &
Employment in North Eastern Region’ at Agartala (19-20 November, 2009)

Research Advisory Group


The Research Advisory Group of the Centre comprises of the following members:
= Prof. Mahendra P. Lama
= Prof. Amitabh Kundu
= Prof. Tiplut Nongbri
= Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika
Centre Co-ordinator
Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
Associate Fellow
Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 Extn. 212
M: 09818107829
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

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Centre for Climate Change and Labour
The impact of climate change is a global concern and in India where large numbers of people
are poor and dependent on agriculture and informal sector for their livelihoods, the impact
of climate change is quite critical. In order to address key issues relating to climate change
and its inter-linkages with the world of work, the V. V. Giri National Labour Institute has set
up a new research centre namely Centre for Climate Change and Labour in the year 2010.
The major objective of the research centre is to carry out policy oriented research on climate
change and its inter-linkages with labour and livelihoods. The core research areas of the
centre for are as follows:

Core Research Areas


= Understanding inter-linkages between climate change, labour and livelihoods;
= Employment Challenges of Climate Change and transition to ‘Green Jobs’;
= Assessment of livelihood adaptation and mitigation strategies to climate variability and
change at the macro, meso and micro level;
= Climate change and its impact on migration and
= Impact of climate change on natural resources, forests and commons.

Specific Researchable Issues include:


= Effect of climate change on the livelihoods of vulnerable workers engaged in subsistence
farming, informal economy, tourism sector, coastal fishing/salt/farming community and
indigenous forest dependent scheduled tribes;
= Role of employers and trade unions in reorganizing production processes, protecting job
losses and re-orienting macro policies to combat climate change;
= Impact of climate change on food security through its linkage with reduction in agriculture
production and productivity caused by prolonged droughts, floods and highly erratic
monsoon;
= Role of NREGA in protecting livelihood security and adapting to climate change;
= Climate Change and Gender;
= Climate Change and its impact on accelerating migration processes;
= Understanding local perceptions on climate impacts, local coping capacities, and existing
adaptation strategies.
= Capacity building and orientation programmes for various stakeholders about the science
of climate change, its potential impact and about various adaptation and mitigation
strategies.
Centre Coordinator
Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy, Fellow
Ph.: 0120-2411483
Email: anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in
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Networking (International and National)
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute is mandated to forge professional collaborations with major
international institutions involved with labour and related issues. Accordingly, the Institute has
over the years forged collaborations with institutions like International Labour Organisation (ILO),
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation
(WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Institute for Labour
Studies (IILS) etc. for undertaking various research and training activities. In the recent past, a
number of innovative initiatives have been taken not only to strengthen the collaborations with
organizations like ILO, UNDP and UNICEF but also to forge new and long-term collaborations with
institutions like Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training (JILPT); Korea Labour Institute (KLI);
International Organisation for Migration (IOM); and International Training Centre (ITC), Turin;
National Institute of Labour Studies, Sri Lanka; UN Women, IGK Work and Human Lifecycle in
Global History; Humboldt University, Germany and Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of
Gottingen, Germany. The major areas of collaborations include: Child Labour, Labour Migration,
Social Security, Gender Issues, Skill Development, Labour History, Decent Work and Training
Interventions related to Labour.
The Institute is also currently empanelled as a training institution for organizing international
training programmes under the ITEC/SCAAP scheme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of
India. During year 2017-2018, the Institute organized seven international training programmes
on major themes like Leadership Development, Labour and Employment Relations in a Globalising
Economy, Social Security, Health Protection and Security, Skill Development and Employment
Generation, Gender Issues in Labour and Research Methods in Labour Studies. Since empanelment
in 1999, the institute has conducted so far 83 training programmes with participation of 1863
from 111 countries.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI)
and International Training Centre (ITC) of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Turin, Italy
for professional collaboration was signed on October 30, 2012. The purpose of this MOU is to
expand the collaboration between the two institutions in training activities to promote decent
work for all. The two organisations will work together in areas of mutual interest for activities,
inter alia, related to organising collaborative training and education programmes; developing
training modules; and faculty exchange. Such a collaboration is expected to result in upgradation
of technical capacities of both the institutions in responding to the challenges emanating from
transformations in the world of work. The collaboration will also aim to evolve V.V. Giri National
Labour Institute as a training institution for the Asian region to begin with and developing it
further as an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence in training on labour and related
issues. During 2017–18, under MoU with ILO- ITC, Turin, the institute conducted 06 specialised
training programmes for the officials of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Institute has also
conducted specialized training programmes for Govt. of Bhutan and Govt. of Sri Lanka.
The Institute also has formal collaborations with Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
(IIML); Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad; Centre for Studies in
Social Sciences (CSSS), Kolkata; Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati; State Labour
Institutes of West Bengal, Odisha.
The Institute is committed to sustain international networking and hopes to forge more long
term collaborations with leading international institutions, especially in relation to undertaking
collaborative research and training activities, promoting faculty exchange programmes, and
organising international/regional workshops and seminars.
For any further information, please contact:
Director General, VVGNLI (dg.vvgnli@gov.in)
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N.R. DE RESOURCE CENTRE ON LABOUR
INFORMATION

N.R. De Resource Centre on Labour


Information (NRDRCLI) is one of the
most reputed library cum documentation
centre in the area of labour studies in
the countries. The Centre was renamed
in memory of late Shri Nitish R. De, the
founder Dean of the Institute on July
01, 1999 to commemorate the Silver
Jubilee Celebration of the Institute. The
Centre is fully computerized and offers
the following services and products to
its users.

1. Physical Achievements
Books - The library has 64958 books/reports/ bound volumes of journals / slides / audio
visual / videos / CDs / Posters etc.
Journals - The library regularly subscribed to 194 professional journals, magazines and
newspapers in printed and electronic forms during period.

2. Services
The library is continuously maintaining the following services to user population:-
- Selective dissemination of information (SDI)
- Current awareness service
- Bibliographical service
- On-line search
- Article indexing of Journals
- Newspapers article clippings
- Micro-fiche search and printing
- Reprographic Service
- CD-ROM Search
- Audio/Visual Service
- Current Content Service
- Article Alert Service

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- Lending Service
- Inter-Library Loan Service

3. Products
The library provides following products in printed forms to its users:
- Guide to periodical literature - Quarterly in-house publication providing bibliographical
information of articles from over 175 selected journals / magazines.
- Current Awareness Bulletin - Quarterly in-house publication providing bibliographical
information on acquisition in NRDRCLI.
- Article Alter – Weekly publication providing bibliographical information of important
article in all subscribed journals/ magazines.
- Current Content Service – Monthly publications. It is the compilation of content pages of
subscribed journals.
- Article Alert Service – This weekly service is hosted to the Institute’s website for public
access.

4. Maintenance of specialized resource centre


The following three specialized resource centers have been created and maintained for
reference purpose:
- National Resource Centre on Child Labour
- National Resource Centre on Gender Studies
- National Resource Centre on HIV/AIDS
- National Knowledge Centre on Child Labour
For further information and details, please contact:
Shri S.K. Verma
Assistant Library and Information Officer
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector-24, NOIDA-201301
E-mail: skverma.vvgnli@gov.in
Tele: 0120-2411262 (Dir) 2411533/34/35 Ext. 202

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Publications
vvgnli has a dynamic publishing programme for dissemination of various labour related
information in general and its research findings and experiences in particular. In order to fulfill
this task, the Institute brings out journals, occasional publications, books and reports. Some
of the important periodicals are:
Labour & Development
Labour & Development is a biannual academic journal. It is dedicated to
advancing the understanding of various aspects of labour through theoretical
analysis and empirical investigations. The journal publishes articles of high
academic quality in the field of labour and related areas with emphasis
on economic, social, historical as well as legal aspects and also publishes
research notes and book reviews on them particularly in the context of
developing countries. The Journal is a valuable reference for scholars and
practitioners specialising in labour studies.
Awards Digest: Journal of Labour Legislation
Awards Digest is a quarterly journal which brings out a summary of
the latest case laws in the field of labour and industrial relations. the
decisions rendered by the Supreme Court, High Courts and Central
Administrative Tribunals are reported in the journal. It includes articles,
amendments to labour laws and other relevant information. The journal
is a valuable reference for personnel managers, trade union leaders
and workers, labour law advisors, educational institutions, conciliation
officers, arbitrators of industrial disputes, practicing advocates and
students of labour laws.

Shram Vidhan
Shram Vidhan is a quarterly hindi journal which brings out a summary of the
latest case laws in the field of labour and industrial relations. the decisions
rendered by the Supreme Court, High Courts and Central Administrative
Tribunals are reported in the journal. This journal is a valuable reference
for personnel managers, trade union leaders and workers, labour law
advisors, educational institutions, conciliation officers, arbitrators of
industrial disputes, practicing advocates and students of labour laws.

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which captures Institute’s multifarious activities in the area of research,


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               
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                 
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training and education, workshop, seminar etc. The Newsletter also brings
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 
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out brief details about different events organized by the Institute. It also
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 
 
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
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highlights professional engagements of the Director General and faculty


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out to pave way for ending child labour by reaching out to different
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 
  
           
 
               

 
              
              

sections of society, mobilizing their efforts in this direction.



 
 

            
 
 
 
  
          



 
 
 
              

Shram Sangam
 
            

 
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CHILD HOPE  

Shram Sangam is a biannual official language magazine brought out by


the institute to orient the employees towards progressive use of Hindi
and to make use of their creativity in its expansion. Apart from poems,
essays and stories written by the employees, it contains informative and
motivational articles on art & culture, science, current events, sports, and
biographies of great men/authors.

NLI Research Studies Series


The Institute is also publishing a series entitled, NLI Research Studies Series, to disseminate
the findings of the research activities of the Institute. So far the Institute has published 129
research findings in this series. The Research Studies brought out as NLI Research Studies
Series in 2017 include:

119/2017 Gender Parity in Education and Employment: A Global


Perspective - Shashi Bala
120/2017 Gaps in Education & the World of Work: A Gender
Perspective - Shashi Bala
121/2017 Industrial Relations in India: A Study of Central Industrial
Relations Machinery - Otojit Kshetrimayum
122/2017 Amendments in Labour Laws and Other Labour Reform
Initiatives Undertaken by State Governments of Rajasthan,
Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and U.P.: An Analytical Impact
Assessment - Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya, Pankaj Kumar
123/2017 Understanding Women’s Work: Gendered Analysis of
Women’s Participation in Domestic Duties in North East India - Ellina Samantroy
124/2017 Skill Development of Youth in North East India: Way Forward - Priydarsan Amitav
Khuntia
125/2017 Global Labour History: Two Essays - Marcel van der Linden
126/2017 Strike-breaking or the Refusal of Subalternity? Ethnicity, Class and Gender in
Chota Nagpur - Dilip Simeon
127/2017 Indian Migrant Labourers in South-east Asian and Assam Plantations under the
British Imperial System - Rana P. Behal
128/2017 Workplace Health and Safety: A Study of Select Small Scale Manufacturing Units
in Delhi - Rinju Rasaily
129/2017 ICT Imperatives to Bridge the Digital Divide: Gender Perspective - Shashi Bala

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VVGNLI Policy Perspectives
VVGNLI Policy Perspectives focuses on key policy interventions of the VVGNLI
Policy Perspectives
government and its implications for labour and employment and also on
July 2017

Bold Initiative to Increase Women’s Participation in India’s


Labour Market: New Measures in Maternity Benefit Act
S.K. Sasikumar*

strategies/policy initiatives to be followed which could be adopted in the


“Promoting decent jobs for women is imperative, now and for the next generation… It is a matter of
rights and what is right for women and for sustainable development.”
Guy Ryder, Director General, International Labour Organisation

T
he Maternity Benefit (Amendment) for the possibility for “working from

area of labour and employment in future.


Act, 2017 promises to be a game home” facility for women where possible
changer in so far as empowering by mutual agreement of employers and
women and increasing their participation in women workers after they have availed
the labour market is concerned. Both these the maternity leave. Fourth, it provides for
effects will contribute directly to increased mandatory provision of crèche facility for
national income, reduction of poverty and establishments with more than 50 workers
inequality and increase effective demand in and four scheduled daily visits by the
the economy. The Ministry of Labour and working mother to attend to the child. These

l Bold Initiative to Increase Women’s Participation in India’s Labour


Employment deserves plaudits for initiating benefits would have to be communicated
and steering this bold initiative. to each woman employee in writing and
electronically at the time of appointment.
The amended Maternity Benefit Act Significantly the provisions of the Act
has distinctive additions to the existing are applicable to all women employees
Maternity Benefit Act of 1961.

Market: New Measures in Maternity Benefit Act - S.K. Sasikumar


First, it raises the amount of
fully paid maternity leave
from 12 weeks to 26 weeks
for women (for first two
surviving children). Second,
it provides maternity leave
of 12 weeks to employed
mothers with adopted

Towards Strengthening the Role of Employers in Skill Development


child and those who have

l
children through surrogacy
(termed “commissioning
mothers”). Third, it provides

* Senior Fellow, VVGNLI; E-mail: sasikumarsk2@gmail.com

- Santosh Mehrotra
The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute.

Occasional Publications
The Institute also brings out occasional publications based on its research and training
interventions.

Training Module on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace





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along with good practices from Indian scenario.


Dynamics of Employment of Children and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of
Children in Hazardous Occupations in East and West Jaintia Hills Districts of
Meghalaya

This study was entrusted by the Department of Labour and Employment,


Government of Meghalaya to the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute. The
study is aimed at examining the prevalence of child labour in the villages of
East and West Jaintia Hills Districts of Meghalaya. This study will definitely
contribute in understanding the prevalence of child labour and the dynamics
of employment in the areas where coal mining is predominant, particularly
in North Eastern States of India.

For further information and details, please contact:

Publication (I/C)
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector-24, Noida-201301
Tele: 0120-2411533/34/35
E-mail: publications.vvgnli@gov.in
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LABOUR
ADMINISTRATION
PROGRAMMES

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Quasi-Judicial Authorities: Role and Functions
Aim The programme aims at strengthening competence for discharging quasi-judicial role.
Objectives •• to develop conceptual framework for discharging quasi-judicial functions in the
context of present socio-economic scenario.
•• to discuss problems of quasi-judicial authorities.
•• to appreciate emerging trends in labour laws and judicial interpretations.
•• to have the understanding of relevant areas of Constitutional Law and Administrative
Law.
Course Profile Roles and duties of quasi-judicial officers under various Labour enactments, problems in
discharging quasi-judicial role and ways and means to solve those problems, principles
of natural justice and recent labour jurisprudence.
Methodology Lectures, group discussions and experience sharing
Participation Level Quasi-Judicial Officers from Centre and State Governments
Faculty Senior & Experienced Officials from Labour Department and Institute’s faculty.
Date April 23-26, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

Towards Generating Quality Employment: Challenges and Options


Aim Employment, in its quantitative and more pertinently in its qualitative aspects, is one of
the central concerns of public policy. While employment creation remains a crucial long
term policy goal, it is now emerging as one of the most important policy instruments for
tackling economic slowdown. Employment is not only a macroeconomic phenomena
– its importance and social and individual level is far greater. Employment remains the
foremost means for providing social security and tackling insecurities at the individual
level. It is in this context that this programme addresses various dimensions related
to generation of quality employment as a means to achieve the national goal of
sustainable and inclusive growth.
Objectives l Examine the linkages between employment, economic growth and development

l Analyse emerging trends in employment

l Share good practices on quality employment generation


l Discuss strategies to evolve quality employment as a catalyst for achieving the
national goal sustainable and inclusive growth.
Course Profile Linkages between Employment, Growth and Development; Emerging Trends in
Employment; Key Pillars of Quality Employment Generation; Good Practices in
Employment Generation; Strategies to Situate Employment as a Central Concern of
Public Policy
Methodology Lecture, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Government officials dealing with employment issues; Researchers specialising
on employment; Representatives from Trade Unions, Employers and Civil Society
Organisations engaged in the issues related to employment generation
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute, senior level labour administrators and key
functionaries of trade unions and employers’ associations.
Date August 27-30, 2018; January 7-10, 2019
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in

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Effective Labour Law Enforcement
Aim The programme aims at enhancing enforcement competence and skills of Enforcement
Officers.
Objectives l to have an understanding of the context of labour legislations.
l to have knowledge of substantive as well as procedural contents of different labour
laws.
l to develop understanding with regard to new directions in labour laws and judicial
interpretations.
l to explore ways for optimum utilization of existing resources.
l to identify difficulties in the way of effective enforcement of labour laws and
exploring remedial measures.
Course Profile Constitution and Labour, Substantive and procedural aspects of select labour laws,
Recent labour jurisprudence and Techniques of enforcement.
Methodology Lectures, groups discussions and experience sharing and panel discussion.
Participation Level Labour Enforcement Officers and Labour Inspectors from Central and State Govts.
with less than 5 years of experience.
Faculty Experienced and eminent persons from Labour Administration, Trade Unions and
Academics.
Date June 11-15, 2018; October 29-November 02, 2018; January 28 – February 01, 2019
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA.
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

Laws Relating to Equity and Empowerment of Women


Aim The programme aims at enhancing enforcement competence and skills of Enforcement
Officers pertaining to women employees
Objectives l To discuss gender issues in labour
l To develop understanding with regard to new directions in labour laws and judicial
interpretations with specific emphasis on women workers.
l To develop strategies for effective enforcement of laws related to women
workers.
Course Profile Gender Issues in Labour, Laws related to women at workplace i.e. Equal Remuneration
Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Workmen Compensation Act etc, Sexual Harassment at
Workplace
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case-studies and experience sharing
Participation Level Labour Enforcements Officers from Central and State Governments/UTs
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date July 2-6, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

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Leadership Training Programme for Women in Law Enforcement
Aim The programme aims at enhancing enforcement competence and skills of Enforcement
Officers pertaining to women employees
Objectives l To acquaint the participants with the socio-economic and political changes in
globalised economy.
l To develop skills and techniques for effective Leadership.
l To impart knowledge about affirmative policies & labour laws, pertaining to
women.
l To develop understanding of gender issues in world of work.
Course Profile Gender Issues in Labour, Laws related to women at workplace i.e. Equal Remuneration
Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Workmen Compensation Act etc, Sexual Harassment at
Workplace
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case-studies and experience sharing
Participation Level Labour Enforcements Officers from Central and State Governments/UTs
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date February 11-15, 2019
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Labour Laws on Social Security and Welfare


Aim The programme aims at equipping Social Security Officers of ESIC with an understanding
of international standards and existing legal instruments in the area of social security
and welfare.
Objectives l To provide an overview of international standards in the area of safety, health and
welfare.
l To develop insight on the existing legal instruments on safety and health of workers
in the Indian context.
l Share experiences and understand strategies for effective implementation of ESIC
Act.
Course Profile International standards on safety, health and welfare, fundamentals of the labour
laws on safety, health and welfare of workers, challenges in implementing legislation,
understand best practices and strategies for better implementation of ESIC Act.
Methodology Lectures, group discussions, experience sharing and learning best practices.
Participation Level Social Security Officers of ESIC
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, senior officers from Central and State Labour Services.
Date July 09-13, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in

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Induction Training Programme for CLS Officers
Aim The programme aims to acquaint participants with wide range of subjects on labour
administration, labour welfare, enforcement and conciliation. It will also strengthen
their competence in discharging their work more effectively.
Objectives l to have knowledge of substantive as well as procedural contents of different
labour laws.
l to develop understanding with regard to new directions in labour laws and judicial
interpretations.
l to identify difficulties in the way of effective enforcement of labour laws and
exploring remedial measures.
l to have an understanding of the context of labour legislations
l Examine the new approaches in labour administration
l Share experiences of innovative approaches adopted by labour administration
structures
Course Profile Role and Functions, Constitution and Labour, Substantive and procedural aspects of
select labour laws, Recent labour jurisprudence and Techniques of enforcement.
Methodology Lectures, groups discussions and experience sharing and panel discussion.
Participation Level CLS Officers
Faculty Senior & Experienced Officials from Labour Department and Institute’s faculty
Date November 12, 2018 – January 31, 2019
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA.
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

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INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS
PROGRAMMES

36
Industrial Relations and Trade Unionism in a Globalising Economy
Aim The programme aims at enhancing the understanding of the industrial relations
managers and trade union leaders on the major opportunities and challenges relating
to labour-management relations in a globalising economy.
Objectives •• Understand and analyze the major components of globalization that affect
employment relations.
•• Examine and respond to the emerging issues and challenges in industrial relations
and trade unionism in a globalizing economy.
•• Learn and share experiences on new forms of labour management practices.
Course Profile Globalization: Concepts and Characteristics; Industrial Relations: Emerging Scenario;
Case Studies on Trade Union Responses; Good Practices on Labour Management
Relations
Methodology Lectures, group exercises, case studies and experience sharing
Participation Level Senior and middle level industrial relation officers and trade union leaders
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute, senior level functionaries of trade unions and
employers’ associations.
Date October 22-25, 2018
Fee Rs. 16000/- per residential participant + GST
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in

Empowering Trade Union Leaders


Aim The programme aims at empowering of trade union leaders by enhancing their
knowledge skill base.
Objectives •• to have familiarity with the changes and trends in industrial relations.
•• to sharpen skills of leadership and managing finance.
•• to discuss the role of Trade Unions in emerging economic political scenario.
•• to have knowledge about labour laws and recent changes in labour laws.
Course Profile Globalisation and industrial relation issues, Overview of select labour laws and recent
labour jurisprudence and leadership styles.
Methodology Class room lecturers, group work, group discussions and behavioural science
techniques.
Participation Level Plant level representatives of Trade Unions/Associations/Federations
Faculty VVGNLI faculty with guest speakers from eminent institutions would be invited to
address sessions
Date May 14-19, 2018, July 02-07, 2018, September 24-29, 2018, November 12-17, 2018
Fee Rs. 19500/- per residential participant + GST
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

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Behavioural Skills for Developing Effective Leadership
Aim To enhance personal and collective skills needed for effective leadership by way of
experiential learning for individual and group leadership.
Objectives •• To enhance effective leadership skills;
•• To sharpen communication skills;
•• To acquaint with motivational styles;
•• To strengthen consensus building;
•• To enhance conflict management; and
•• To inculcate negotiating skills.
Course Profile Role of leadership in personal and organisational development, behavioural styles,
communication process, leadership through emotional intelligence, decision making
processes, managing teams and motivating self and team
Methodology Experience based learning through the following processes individual v/s collective
processes: understanding, experiencing, owning, experimenting, multiplying and
strengthening, internalizing, applying and sustaining effective leadership
Participation Level Plant level representatives of Trade Unions/ Associations/Federations from Government,
Public and Private Sector Organisations.
Faculty External Resource persons and in-house faculty
Date June 04-08, 2018, December 17-21, 2018
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant + GST
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida
Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

Managing Work Effectively: A Behavioural Approach


Aim Aims at managing work and behaviour at work effectively for personal and
organisational excellence.
Objectives •• Enhancing sensitivity towards self, group and organization
•• Inculcating diagnostic skills to understand assets and limitations of individuals
•• Developing skills of individuals in creativity and positivity
•• Enhancing creative problem solving skills
•• Learning to convert problems into opportunities
•• Developing skills to manage and communicate at the work place
Course Profile Traditional vs. visionary leadership, Impact of visionary leadership in personal and
organisational life, Skills of sustaining leadership
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case studies and experience sharing
Participation Level Management Personnel and Trade Unions/ Associations/ Federations from Government,
Public and Private Sector Organizations
Faculty Faculty from the Institute and eminent external faculty from behavioral science areas
Date July 23-26, 2018
Fee Rs. 16000/- per participant + GST
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour Institute
Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

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Developing Positive Attitude for Excellence at Work
Aim The programme aims at equipping managers and representatives of Employee’s, Unions
with positive attitudes and skills through experimental learning for organizational
development
Objectives •• Conceptualising attitudes
•• Highlighting the impact of positive attitude in personal and professional success
•• Developing skills to deal with negative attitudes and their impact
•• Understanding the impact of positive attitude on organisational excellence
•• Developing positive attitude at work
Course Profile Understanding Positive Attitude and its value for Excellence at Work, Dynamics of Work
Culture, Motivation Styles and Positive Attitude, Interpersonal Skills, Resolving Conflicts
and Consensus Building, Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, An Integrate Approach for
Positive Attitude at Workplace
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case studies and experience sharing
Participation Level Managerial personnel and representatives of Trade Unions/ Associations/ Federations
from Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations
Faculty Faculty from the Institute and eminent faculty from Behaviaoural Science will be
invited.
Date August 06-10, 2018, December 17-21, 2018
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant + GST
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour Institute
Course Directors Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan, Mr. P. Amitav Khuntia
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in, p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

Fundamentals of Labour Laws


Aim The programme aims at equipping the participants with the context of labour legislation
and recent Labour jurisprudence.
Objectives •• to acquire the knowledge of substantive as well as procedural contents of Industrial
Relations Law.
•• to have an understanding of Social Security legislations.
•• to develop an insight into the Wage Law.
•• to gather an understanding of the law relating to Contract Labour.
Course Profile Salient features of Industrial Relations Law including Trade Unions Act, IE(S.O) Act and
Industrial Disputes Act, Objectives and salient features of social security laws including
Employee’s Compensation Act, Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions
Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, and the Pension Scheme of 1995, Salient features of the
law relating to wages.
Methodology Lectures, groups discussions and experience sharing and panel discussion.
Participation Level Managerial personnel and representatives of Trade Unions/ Associations/ Federations
from Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations, officials of state and central
labour office.
Faculty Experienced and eminent persons from Labour Administration, Academics and trade
Unions.
Date August 27-31, 2018, February 18-22, 2019
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant +GST
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA.
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in
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Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare in a Globalising Economy
Aim This course aims at enhancing the understanding and capabilities of social partners the
need and challenges in ensuring Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in a globalizing
economy.
Objectives •• To provide an overview on the changing labour market and employment relations
•• To understand the changing role of social partners in the context of transformations
in the world of work
•• To provide an overview of international standards in the area of Occupational Safety
and Health (OSH)
•• To develop insight on the existing legal instruments on Occupational Safety and
Health (OSH) in the Indian context
•• To discuss the role of government, trade unions and community leaders for improving
OSH at workplace.
Course Profile Social Protection of Informal Sector Workers; Programmes and Schemes on Social
Protection; Sharing Micro level Experience of Social Protection Practices; Capacity
building for initiating community level programmes.
Methodology Lectures, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies.
Participation Level Officials of Directorate of Factories & Construction under State Labour Departments,
Officers of Public and private sector undertakings
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, experts in the area
Date September 24-28, 2018
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant +GST
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in

Women Welfare Issues at Workpalce


Aim The programme aims at sensitizing participants towards Women welfare issues at
workplace.
Objectives •• To address the issue of gender bias with holistic perspective.
•• To orient participants on issues related to women workers welfare.
•• To acquaint with labour laws pertaining to women workers e.g. Equal Remuneration
Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Employees Compensation Act etc.
•• To discuss the legal framework towards addressing Sexual Harassment at the
workplace.
Course profile Gender Issues in Labour, Laws related to women at workplace i.e. Equal Remuneration
Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Workmen Compensation Act etc, Sexual Harassment at
Workplace
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case-studies and experience sharing.
Participation level Managerial personnel and representatives of Trade Unions/Associations/Federations
from Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations, officials of state and central
labour office.
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date May 1-4, 2018
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant +GST
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

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Enhancing Capacity in Preventing Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Aim The programme aims at imparting training to the members of internal complaints
committees (ICC) and Officials dealing with cases of Sexual Harassment at the
workplace.
Objectives •• Discuss sexual harassment at the workplace and it’s Inter-linkages with productive
employment/productive contribution to economy.
•• Discuss the legal framework towards addressing sexual harassment at the
workplace.
•• Discuss the strategies needed to combat sexual harassment at workplace.
Course profile Concept of Sexual Harassment, Myths and facts related to Sexual Harassment,
Consequences and impact of Sexual Harassment, Supreme Court Guidelines: Legislative
Initiatives.
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercise, case- studies and experience sharing.
Participation level Officials Handling Sexual Harassment Internal Complain Committees (ICC).
Faculty V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty, Experts from the field
Date January 14-18, 2019
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant + GST
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Leadership Development Programme for Women Officials


Aim This training programme will train the participants to discover how to adjust your
management style through leadership and how to manage people. Leadership skill
practice using leadership models along with interactive activities results to achieve
team success and a well respected manager.
Objectives •• Examine managerial style and increase self-awareness through leadership style.
•• Develop skills for negotiation, communication, leadership, interpersonal skills and
time management.
•• Learn how to set priorities, how to control chaos in the workplace and make
decisions under pressure
•• Learn practical technique to manage and understand how emotions affect your job
performance.
•• Develop your analytical skill through research and information
•• Learn assertiveness techniques for survival and advancement and develop the best
strategic planning process
Course Profile Leadership skills, decision making, time management, management skills, assertiveness
techniques, communication strategies, better work relationship, techniques to manage
emotions and project management skills.
Methodology Role play, exercises and practice sessions, case studies and experience sharing,
Participation Level Women management personnel and representatives of public and private sector
organizations and tradeunions/ associations/ federations
Faculty V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty, Experts from the field
Date October 29- November 02, 2018
Fee Rs. 18000/- per residential participant + GST
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M.B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in
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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Area of Industrial Relations
Aim To examine Corporate Social Responsibility from industrial relations perspective
Objectives •• To acquaint with the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
•• To examine the key determinants of CSR
•• To understand various CSR/Sustainability Reporting Standards & Guidelines at the
Global Level
•• To familiarize with CSR disclosure initiatives in India
•• To assess Business Responsibility Report of Companies working in India
•• To develop strategies for promoting well-being of the employees through CSR
Course Profile Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, key determinants of CSR, Sustainability
Reporting Standards & Guidelines at the Global Level, CSR disclosure initiatives in India,
Assessment of Business Responsibility Report of Companies, Case studies of various
companies working in India
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercise, case- studies and experience sharing.
Participation Level Managerial personnel and representatives of Trade Unions/ Associations/ Federations
from Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations, officials of state and central
labour office.
Faculty V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty, Experts from the field
Date November 19-23, 2018
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida
Fee Rs. 18,000/-per residential participant + GST
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in
Managing Human Resources Effectively
Aim The programme aims to acquaint the participants with the dynamics of work environment,
enhance the understanding about the various aspects of human resource management,
human capital development and impart knowledge and skill to deal effectively.
Objectives •• To understand the dynamics of work environment
•• To discuss various aspects of human resources management and human capital
development
•• To acquaint with the various policies and programmes
•• To impart behavioural skills to deal work effectively
•• To refresh the participants legal understanding with recent laws and amendments
•• To enable the participants to redefine their role and contribute significantly
Course Profile Dynamics of Labour Market (Labour Market in Context of HRM), Human Resource
Planning and Human Capital Development: Human Resource Training and Development,
Attract and Retain Employees and Motivate to perform, Rapid Skill Changes, Skill for
Employability and Productivity, Skilling and up skilling with Public Private Partnership:
Avenues & Initiatives, Employees wellbeing through Health Provisioning and welfare
measures, Gender Sensitivity from HR Perspectives, Behavioral Skills, New Paradigm of
Labour Relations: Relevant Laws, Labour Reforms, Good Practices.
Methodology Lectures, Audio-Visual Presentations, individual and group exercises, case studies and
experience sharing
Participation Level Managerial personnel and representatives of Trade Unions/Associations/Federations
from Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations, officials of state and central
labour office.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty & Resource Persons from institutions and Industries
Fee Rs. 18,000/- per residential participant + GST
Date February 11-15, 2019
Venue V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida
Course Director Mr. P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in
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CAPACITY
BUILDING
PROGRAMMES

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Training of Trainers Programme for Rural Educators
Aim The programme aims at empowering Rural organizers from Central Trade Unions

Objectives •• Develop understanding of rural society & economic relations.

•• Discuss the issue of empowerment.

•• Develop skills for enhancing leadership potential.

•• Acquaint with labour laws for unorganized sector.

Course profile Rural Society, Behavioral skill for enhancing leadership potentials, Labour laws, Equal
remuneration, Developing Training Skills

Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case studies and experience sharing.

Participation level Rural labour leaders sponsored by Central Trade Unions.

Faculty Central T.U. Leaders and V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty.

Date April 9-13, 2018, June 11-15, 2018, August 13-17, 2018, November 26-30, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan


Course Director
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

Empowering Rural Women Organisers
Aim The programme aims at empowering Rural women organizers from Central Trade
Unions

Objectives •• Develop understanding of rural society.

•• Discuss the issue of empowerment.

•• Develop skills for enhancing leadership potential.

•• Acquaint with labour laws pertaining to women workers.

Course profile Rural Society, Behavioral skill for enhancing leadership potentials, Labour laws
related to women: Maternity Benefit, Equal remuneration, Sexual Harassment at
Workplace

Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case studies and experience sharing.

Participation level Rural women labour leaders sponsored by Central Trade Unions.

Faculty Central T.U. Leaders and V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty.

Date April 09-13, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala


balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

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Gender Responsive Budgeting
Aim The programme aims to orient the participants about gender budget initiatives which
have the potential of contributing to the promotion of gender equality.
Objectives •• To discuss gender issues in Labour
•• To identify gender budgeting initiatives of government of India
•• To discuss concepts, tools and methods of gender budgeting
•• To discuss the Importance of Gender Budgeting and women empowerment
•• To discuss impact of climate change on labour through GB
Course Profile Gender concept, Gender Issues, Case Studies & Gender –Natural Policies , Gender
Budgeting
Methodology Training methods will include presentations, individual and group learning activities
with participatory environment & thematic group work
Participation level Village Head, Students and Policy Makers
Faculty V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty, Experts from the field
Date July 16-20, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Developing Skill Development Strategies for Women Workers in the


Informal Economy
Aim The programme aims at equipping the participants with skill development strategies
in informal sectors.
Objectives •• Discuss the nature and characteristics of the informal economy.
•• Situate the importance of skill development in the functioning of informal economy
from gender perspective.
•• Share the experiences of various social partners in skill development and training
•• To discuss appropriate strategies for skill development of women in the informal
sector occupations.
Course profile Informal Sector: Concept, Informal Sector Composition, Gender in informal sector.
Skill development systems in India, Importance of skill development in present era,
Case-Studies on skill development, Strategies for skill development in informal sector.
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case-studies and experience sharing.
Participation level Officials from Research Institutions, Skill Development Institutions and Central Trade
Unions.
Date August 06-10, 2018
Faculty V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty, Experts from the field
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

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Leadership Development Programme for Domestic Workers
Aim The programme aims at equipping the participants Growing urbanization, migration
of poor families from rural to urban areas is resulting in increasing labour force
participation of unskilled women workers
Objectives •• To enhance leadership skills among the Domestic workers
•• To provide awareness on national policy on Domestic workers
•• To address issues pertaining to Domestic workers
•• To increase communication skills among Domestic workers
Course profile Basic understanding of leadership skills,communication skills and awareness on national
policies on Domestic Workers.
Methodology Group work, simple Lecture, behavioral games etc
Participation level Domestic Workers

Faculty V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty, Experts from the field

Date November 12-16, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala


balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Enhancing Competence of Youth Employability Skills


Aim This programme aims at enhancing the capacities of the concerned stakeholders
in conceptualizing, designing and operationalising effective labour market and
employment policies and undertaking research studies related to it. The programme
provides an opportunity for the participants to have intensive interface with renowned
scholars and practitioners in the area of labour market and employment policies.
Objectives •• Develop employability skills
•• Enhance personality, leadership and communication skills Understand the world of
work
Course Profile Overview of employability skills including personality and communication skills, Role
of leadership in personal development and communication process. Competence of
youth in the globalised labour market scenario.
Methodology The training involved lectures by resource persons, brain storming sessions, discussions,
interactive sessions and sharing case studies.
Participation Level Students from universities, colleges and research Institutions
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institution and trade unions
Date July 16-20, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M. B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

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Enhancing Leadership Skills: Transport Workers
Aim To enhance organisation building capacity of activists of transport workers’ unions
Objectives •• To impart knowledge and information about transport industry in general and
status of workers in particular
•• To enhance inter-personal communication
•• To discuss the legal protections in various labour legislations
•• To familiarise on the various aspects of welfare funds
Course Profile Overview of the transport Industry, Problems of transport Industry, Leadership Styles,
Communication Skills, Effective Trade Union Building
Methodology Lectures, case studies and group discussion
Participation Level Trade Union Leaders sponsored by Central Trade Unions from Transport
Faculty Besides the internal faculty of the VVGNLI, eminent resource persons from various
fields will be invited for this training.
Date April 16-20, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

Enhancing Leadership Skills: Fishery Workers

Aim To enhance organisation building capacity of activists of fishery workers’ unions

Objectives •• To impart knowledge and information about fishery industry in general and status
of workers in particular

•• To enhance inter-personal communication

•• To discuss the legal protections in various labour legislations

•• To familiarise on the various aspects of welfare funds

Course Profile Overview of the fishery Industry, Problems of fishery Industry, Leadership Styles,
Communication Skills, Effective Trade Union Building

Methodology Lectures, case studies and group discussion

Participation Level Trade Union Leaders sponsored by Central Trade Unions from fishery Sector

Faculty Besides the internal faculty of the VVGNLI, eminent resource persons from various
fields will be invited for this training.

Date August 27-31, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan


poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

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Training of Trainers Programme on Gender and Social Security
Aim To strengthen the understanding of gender issues in labour and raising awareness &
effective implementation of social security measures
Objectives •• Provide a clear understanding of Social Security.
•• Provide information on the Recent Trends, National and International Experiences,
Good Practices.
•• Offer a comprehensive resource repository in order to assist key stakeholders to
design effective enforcement policy and raise awareness for implementation of
various Social Security provisions.
•• Train the Employers, Trade Union, N.G.O and Officials involved in above process
Course profile Rural Society, Behavioral skill for enhancing leadership potentials, Labour laws
related to women: Maternity Benefit, Equal remuneration, Sexual Harassment at
Workplace
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case studies and experience sharing.
Participation level Employers, Trade Union Activists, NGOs, LEOs
Faculty Central T.U. Leaders and V.V.G.N.L.I. faculty.
Date June 25-29, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Strengthening Leadership Skills: Beedi Industry Representatives


Aim To enhance organisation building capacity of activists of beedi workers unions
Objectives •• To impart knowledge and information about beedi industry in general and status
of workers in particular
•• To enhance inter-personal communication
•• To discuss the legal protections in various labour legislations
•• To familiarise on the various aspects of welfare funds for beedi workers
Course Profile Problems of Beedi Industry, Leadership Styles, Communication Skills, Overview of the
Beedi Industry, Effective Trade Union Building, Beedi Workers Welfare Act and Beedi
Workers Regulations of Employment Act, etc.
Methodology Lectures, case studies and group discussion
Participation Level Representatives of Trade Unions/Organisers of Beedi Workers from Central Trade
Union Organisations
Faculty Besides the internal faculty of the VVGNLI, eminent resource persons from various
fields will be invited for this training.
Date November 19-23, 2018, March 11-15, 2019
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

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Labour Laws and International Standards
on Social Security and Welfare
Aim The programme aims to sensitize the participants about the existing inequalities and the
need for social inclusion. It would enable participants to understand the international
standards and existing legal instruments as well as some global best practices in order to
promote workers’ rights based on a model of social justice.
Objectives •• Provide an overview of the changing nature of employment, the existing inequalities
in the labour market with regard to employment, social security and protection of the
workers and the need for social security and protection.
•• To sensitize the participants on the various international labour standards/instruments
as well as good practices in the area of social security and protection.
•• To develop insight on the existing national polices and legal instruments in the area
of social security and protection of workers.
•• To discuss strategies for the promotion of decent work and practices that fulfill the
guidelines of the SDGs
Course Profile Existing labour market inequalities, international standards/instruments in the area of
social security and protection, challenges with regard to the existing national policies
and legislations on social security and protection, international best practices.
Methodology Lectures, group discussions and experience sharing.
Participation Level State Government officials and Trade Union Leaders from CTUOs
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, experts in this area
Date June 18-22, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in
Gender, Work and Health
Aim The programme aims to sensitize the social partners on the existing inequalities in
the world of work with focus on workers in the informal sector. It aims to enhance
understanding of the linkages between informal economy and the challenges of safety
and health issues at workplace with special focus on the challenges faced by women in
the labour market.
Objectives •• To develop a conceptual understanding on the issue of gender, work and health
•• To understand changing labour market and employment relations and its impact on
health and safety of workers in the informal economy
•• To address the specific risks and health problems facing women workers in the
informal economy
•• To understand the different OSH programmes/schemes and good practices for
ensuring safety and health at workplace both at national and international levels
•• To enable the participants to develop an understanding about the role of different
social partners in ensuring safety and health at workplace.
Course Profile Conceptual understanding of gender, work and health, understand different safety,
health and welfare provisions
Methodology Lectures, group discussions, experience sharing and learning best practices.
Participation Level State Government officials and and Trade Union Leaders from CTUOs
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, senior officers from Central and State Labour Services.
Date July 23-27, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in
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Leadership Development Programme: Media Sector
Aim To develop the leadership of working journalists and media persons to address effectively
the emerging issues related to work and workplace and contribute for the development
of media sector and also the overall all development of working mass
Objectives •• To understand the emerging work related issues in media sector.
•• To make them understand various professional challenges and strengthen skills to
address the challenges.
•• To encourage them for contributing the development of media persons along with
the overall development of working mass
Course Profile Overview of Media Industry, Issues and Challenges of Media Persons, Employability
& Skill Development, Media and Entertainment Skill Council, Social Security, Welfare
Measures, Major Laws, National Wage Board, Gender Issues, Leadership and other
behavioral Skills, Development communication/ Development Programmes and Role of
Media
Methodology Lectures, Audio –Visual Presentations, Group and General Discussions.
Participation Level Media Persons, Representatives from Working Journalists/Employees Unions
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, External Resource Persons from Media Industry, Unions, Academics
and Ministry
Date April 16-20, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

Migration and Development: Issues and Perspectives


Aim This programme aims at enhancing the understanding of the linkages between
migration and development. It also aims at developing the capacities of researchers
and policy makers towards explicating the emerging issues in migration, especially in
terms of research and policy concerns.
Objectives •• Understand the concepts and theories relating to migration
•• Examine the emerging trends and patterns in migration in a globalizing economy
•• Discuss key components of contemporary migration policies
•• Analyse developmental potential of migration
Course Profile Conceptualizing Migration; Theoretical Approaches Explaining Migration; Emerging
Trends and Characteristics of Migration; Migration Policies; and Migration and
Development
Methodology Lectures, Interactive Session, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Policy makers, researchers and social partners dealing with internal and international
migration issues.
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty from leading universities, major
research institutions and concerned government departments
Date July 30- August 03, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in
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Gender, Poverty and Employment
Aim The programme aims to discuss how working women and men can satisfactorily
benefit from the employment opportunities, working conditions, etc. which have a
direct impact on the productivity of the workplace and welfare of the families.
Objectives •• To examine the inter-linkages between gender, poverty and employment.
•• To discuss gender-sensitive, anti-poverty and employment policies and
programmes;
•• To discuss about the gender and decent work perspective in national and
international policy agendas on poverty reduction
Course Profile Gender, Poverty & Employment: Concepts, policies and programmes, Decent Work
Methodology The training programme is flexible and a modular structure cum participatory approach
will be adopted for this course
Participation Level Policy makers, Government representatives, Representatives of Workers’ and Employers’
organizations, Civil society representatives
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date October 22-26, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Social Protection and Livelihood Security


Aim The aim of the programme is to familiarize the participants with the social protection
programmes and to develop techniques and strategies for initiating micro-level
livelihood programmes.
Objectives •• Acquaint participants with concepts of social protection
•• Familiarize participants with the social protection programmes and micro level
experiments in the country
•• Understand the role of different institutional mechanisms to deliver social
protection and sustainable livelihood
•• Discuss the role of government, trade unions and community leaders for initiating
rural livelihood protection programmes
Course Profile Social Protection of Informal Sector Workers; Programmes and Schemes on Social
Protection; Sharing Micro level Experience of Social Protection Practices; Capacity
building for initiating community level programmes
Methodology Lectures, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies.
Participation Level Government Officials and Representatives of Central Trade Unions
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institution and trade unions
Date June 25-29, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M.B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

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Developing Leadership Skills of Women Trade
Union Leaders/Organisers
Aim The aim of the programme is to enhance leadership skills of women trade union
Leaders.
Objectives •• To develop skills and techniques of effective organisation building
•• To foster skills of effective leadership.
•• To acquaint the participants with the socio-economic and political changes in
globalised economy.
•• To impart knowledge about labour laws, development programmes and
schemes.
Course Profile Basic understanding of leadership skills and impact on self and others, communication
skills, decision making process, globalisation and its impact on labour
Methodology Class room lectures, group discussions, simulation technique and role play.
Participation Level Women Trade Union Leaders/Organisers from Central Trade Unions.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date September 10-14, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M.B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

Social Security for Workers in the Unorganised Sector


Aim The programme aims to develop an understanding of the need for social security
for workers in the unorganized sector.
Objectives •• Discuss key issues and concerns of workers in the unorganized sector
•• Acquaint participants with the concept of social security and the need for social
security for workers in the unorganised sector
•• Acquaint participants with select labour laws and social security provisions for
workers in the unorganized sector
•• Discuss the challenges in implementing social security programmes and strategies
for overcoming the challenges
•• Familiarize participants with different micro level social security experiments
Course Profile Overview of labour laws and social security provisions for workers in the unorganized
sector, sharing community level programmes
Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case
studies
Participation Level Government Officials and Representatives of Central Trade Unions.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date April 23-27, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in
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Emerging Perspectives on Gender, Labour Laws and International
Labour Standards
Aim The programme endeavors to sensitize the participants about the inequalities prevalent
in the world of work and the challenges faced by women in the labour market. It would
also enable the participants in developing an understanding about the existing legal
instruments and international labour standards for ensuring equality at workplace and
promoting workers’ rights based on a model of social justice. The programme also
aims to address the larger questions on intersection of paid work and unpaid unpaid/
care work and recognition of care as a right that need to be incorporated into the
policy framework for facilitating women’s employment and sustenance in the labour
market.

Objectives •• To provide an overview of gender and the labour market.

•• To analyse gender inequalities and discriminatory practices with regard to access to


labour market, wages, working conditions, employment security, etc.

•• To understand the gendered vulnerabilities and intersection of paid work and


unpaid/care work, challenges in reconciling paid work and family responsibilities
that leads women to precarious forms of employment that remain outside the
purview of available legal and policy responses.

•• To sensitize the participants about the existing legal instruments and national
polices on promotion of gender equality at the workplace.

•• To understand the various international labour standards/international instruments


and good practices on gender equality.

•• To discuss about strategies of promotion of rights to fair/decent work and care


within the framework of employment law and policies that would address the larger
question of equality of opportunity and women’s employment and sustenance in
the labour market

Course profile Gender and labour laws, gender inequalities in the labour market, national legislations
and policies on promoting workplace equality, international instruments/international
labour standards on gender equality

Methodology Lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, case studies and experience sharing.

Participation level Government Officials, Union Leaders from Central Trade Unions and Civil Society
representatives

Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions.

Date May 1-4, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy


ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Capacity Building Programme for Stake-holders in the Building and
Construction Sector

Aim The programme aims at empowering the various Stake-holders in the Building and
Construction Sector

Objectives •• To familiarize the various stake-holders in the Building and Construction Sector
with the various risk, hazards and insecurities associated with the Building and
Construction Work

•• To provide an overview of the broad scheme features of the Building and other
Construction Workers (RE&CS) Act, 1996

•• To provide an overview of the Building and other Construction Workers’ Welfare


Cess Act, 1996

•• To help the representatives of the beneficiaries of the BOCW (RE&CS) Act to develop
an understanding with regard to the formalities for availing various benefits.

Course Profile An overview of the Building and Construction Industry with a focus on the various
risk, hazards and insecurities associated with the Building and Construction Work;
overview of the broad scheme features of the Building and other Construction
Workers (RE&CS) Act, 1996; overview of the Building and other Construction
Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996 and an overview of various schemes being run by
of the Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board in the States of Delhi, U.P.
and Haryana (NCR).

Methodology Lectures, Group Exercises, Panel Discussion and field visit.

Participation Level Representatives of various stake-holders associated with Building and Construction
Work from the State of Haryana, U.P. and Delhi.

Faculty Labour Department Officials from Centre and State Labour Departments, Faculty from
the VVGNLI and resource persons having the expertise on various aspects of Building
and Construction Work.

Date May 21-25, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA

Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya


sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

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Skill Development for Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship
Aim The programme aims to acquaint the young participants from different universities
with the knowledge, importance and prospects of skill development in enhancing
employability and entrepreneurship of youth. After completion of master degree
course they are supposed to take up different career options this programme will
enrich their understanding of skill development, enhance their capabilities and enable
them to play larger role for the skill development of youth of the nation.
Objectives •• to understand the World of Work , Future of Work and Decent Employment;
•• to situate the importance of skill development for employability in general and for
youth in particular in the Emerging Economy
•• to familiarize the participants with skill development avenues and initiatives
•• to enable the participants to play larger role along with enhancing individual
capacity.
Course Profile Labour Market, Skill and Technology, Skill Gap and Sector Specific Skills, Skill for
Employment, Employability, Productivity, Human Development& Inclusive Growth,
Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship, Creative and Social Entrepreneurship Policy
Response, and Skill Development Initiatives, Case Study/Good Practices, Team Building/
Leadership Skill, Communication Skill.
Methodology Lectures, Group Exercises, Group Discussions & Presentations, Field Visit
Participation Level Master Degree Students from Universities and Institutes
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, External Resource Persons, Experts and Practioners
Date January 28 – February 01, 2019
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

Managing Livelihood and Social Protection in the Hill Regions


Aim To enhance the competence of social partners and motivate them to work towards the
promotion and holistic management of Livelihood and Social Security measures in the
Hill Regions.
Objectives •• To discuss various issues challenges relating to Livelihood and Social Security
•• To make the participants understand their roles in addressing the issues
•• To discuss about new avenues and innovative methods
•• To enable them to contribute effectively for the promotion and management of
livelihood and social security in the regions
Course Profile Overview of socio economic conditions in the Hill Regions and Emerging issues,
Deterrent factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change,
Confronting Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development
initiatives with local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource
Management, Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social
Security Programmes.
Methodology Lectures, Audio-Visual Presentations, Group Discussions, General Discussions and
Interactive Sessions, Case studies, Good practices
Participation Level Government Officials from District level Administration, NGOs, Skill Imparting Institutions
and Trade Unions Activists in the Hill Regions.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, External Resource Persons, Experts and Practioners
Date December 03-07, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in
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Good Governance through Labour Administration
and Labour Inspection
Aim The programme aims at enhancing enforcement competence and skills of
Enforcement Officers.
Objectives •• to have an understanding of the context of labour legislations
•• to develop understanding with regard to new directions in labour laws and judicial
interpretations
•• to explore ways for optimum utilization of existing resources
•• to identify difficulties in the way of effective enforcement of labour laws and
exploring remedial measures.
Course Profile An overview of labour and employment trends, Constitution and labour, Substantive and
procedural aspects of select labour laws, Recent labour jurisprudence and Techniques
of enforcement.

Methodology Lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, case studies and experience sharing.

Participation level Labour Officials from State Governments.


Faculty Apart from internal faculty, other eminent experts in the field.
Date May 07-11, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

Orientation Programme on Labour & Globalisation


Aim To familiarize young students with various Labour Issues and their capacities to
contribute in their academic and professional pursuits
Objectives •• To understand world of work and decent employment
•• To make the participants acquainted with various Labour Issues
•• To discuss important issues related to labour and employment
•• To enable participants to contribute in their academic and professional work.
Course Profile Understanding Labour and Labour Market, Overview of Issues, Skill Development of
Employment, Employability (Youth Employability), Productivity, Inclusive Growth, Social
Protection, Migration, Labour Administration, Child Labour, Gender Issues, Introduction
to Labour Research, Leadership/communication Skill, Labour Research etc
Methodology Lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, case studies and experience sharing.
Participation level University Students of Social Science Pursuing Master Degree
Faculty Apart from internal faculty, other eminent experts in the field.
Date August 13-17, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

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Labour Market and Employment Policies
Aim This programme aims at enhancing the capacities of the stakeholders in conceptualising,
designing and implementing effective labour market and employment policies and
undertaking monitoring and evaluation of such policies. The programme provides an
opportunity for the participants to have intensive interface with renowned scholars and
practitioners in the area of labour market and employment policies
Objectives •• Provide an overview on labour and employment scenario at the Global and national
level
•• Understanding different components of labour market and employment policy
•• Developing capacities to undertake labour market surveys and employment impact
and evaluation studies
Course Profile Importance of employment policy in addressing labour market challenges; role of fiscal
and sectoral policies in generating employment, designing inclusive employment policies
for combating inequality and exclusion, and understanding about active labour market
policies and role of labour market regulations/institutions
Methodology Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Middle and Senior Level Officials and functionaries dealing with labour market and
employment issues, researchers specialising on labour market and employment
studies.
Faculty Internal faculty members and other subject matter specialists.
Date May 14-18, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy
anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in

Transitioning from Informality to Formality


Aim To enhance organisation building capacity and empowering the trade union leaders
from unorganised sector.
Objectives •• To provide an overview of the issues in the rural unorganised sector;
•• To create awareness on relevant labour legislations;
•• To understand the role of trade unions in establishing labour standards and
promoting labour rights; and
•• To build up capabilities for organising labour in the rural unorganised sector
Course Profile Issues and dimensions of rural unorganised sector; industrial relations framework of
India; value of positive attitude, labour Laws; structure and functions of trade unions
and emerging challenges.
Methodology Lecture, Structured Group Exercise and Simulation Games
Participation Level State and district level trade union representative working in the rural unorganised
sector from Central Trade Union Organisations.
Faculty Internalfaculty members and other subject matter specialists.
Date June 18-22, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy
anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Skills and Entrepreneurship Development
Aim Generating more and better quality of employment is a common challenge faced by the
countries world over. The challenge is more pronounced in case of developing countries
with large informal economy and with high annual entrance to the workforce. To face
these challenges, governments are putting increasing emphasis on enhancing the skills
of its people in general and that of workers in particular to increase their employability
and to facilitate them to get decent employment.
Objectives •• Understand the linkage between vocational education and skills training with growth
and employment;
•• Acquire knowledge about the vocational educational and training systems and about
its various components
•• Understand the challenge of employment generation and designing appropriate skill
and entrepreneurship development policies to meet those challenges.
Course Profile Linkage between vocational education and skill training with employment generation
and economic growth, overview of vocational education and skill training system and its
components, governance and management of vocational education and training, role
of public-private partnership in skill development, labour market information system and
skill development, skill gap analysis and identifying skill demand of emerging sector and
informal sector, financing vocational education and training and understanding labour
market outcomes of skills and entrepreneurship development programmes.
Methodology Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Tripartite partners, officials involved with implementation of vocational education and
skill training programmes, trainers and instructors from public and private training
providers, research institutes, organizations/institutions involved in imparting vocational
education and training.
Faculty Internal faculty members and other subject matter specialists.
Date August 27-31, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy
anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in
Monitoring and Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies
Aim This programme aims at enhancing the capacities of the stakeholders in conceptualising,
designing and implementing effective labour market and employment policies and
undertaking monitoring and evaluation of such policies. The programme provides an
opportunity for the participants to have intensive interface with renowned scholars
and practitioners in the area of labour market and employment policies
Objectives •• Provide an overview on labour and employment scenario at the Global and national
level
•• Understanding different components of labour market and employment policy
•• Developing capacities to undertake labour market surveys and employment impact
and evaluation studies
Course Profile Importance of employment policy in addressing labour market challenges; role of fiscal
and sectoral policies in generating employment, designing inclusive employment policies
for combating inequality and exclusion, and understanding about active labour market
policies and role of labour market regulations/institutions
Methodology Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Middle and Senior Level Officials and functionaries dealing with labour market and
employment issues, researchers specialising on labour market and employment studies.
Faculty Internal faculty members and other subject matter specialists.
Date October 29 – November 02, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy
anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in
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RESEARCH
METHODS
PROGRAMMES

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Training Workshop on Labour Market Analysis
Aim This programme provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners pursuing
research and policies on labour market to go through a rigorous and interactive exercise
in labour market analysis. The programme offers opportunities and intensive interface
with renowned scholars in the area of labour market analysis.
Objectives •• Examine the various concepts and theories related to labour market;
•• Obtain deeper understanding of the key indicators of labour market;
•• Acquire knowledge about different sources of data on labour; and
•• Sharpen skills in undertaking labour market surveys.
Course Profile Labour Market Theories; Key Indicators of Labour Market; Sources of Data on Labour;
Emerging Nature and Characteristics of the Labour Markets; and Conducting Labour
Market Surveys.
Methodology Lecture, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Researchers from universities/colleges/research institutions and professionals in
government organisations pursuing/intending to pursue their interests in labour market
research and policy will form the expected group of participants.
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty from leading universities and
major research institutions.
Date December 10-14, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in

Course on Methods in Historical Research on Labour


Aim The course will familiarise scholars and practitioner on techniques and methods in
historical research on labour and labour relations. The course will enable the participants
to understand contemporary transformations in the world of work in a historical
perspective and familiarise them with the different approaches to history of labour. It
will also equip them to undertake systematic research on labour history.
Objectives •• Map the changing World of work in the longue duree
•• Understand the origins and development of labour market institutions.
•• Discuss methods like archival/official/institutional sources; Documenting the
undocumented-oral history; and case studies
Course Profile Theoretical Perspectives, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Sources of Labour
History; Oral History Techniques; Historiography; Case studies
Methodology Lecture, Discussions and Group Work
Participation Level Researchers Scholars, Young Teachers of Universities/Colleges/Research Institutions
and Practioners interested in history of labour and labour
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty from leading universities and
major research institutions.
Date September 10-14, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in

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Course on Qualitative Methods in Labour Research
Aim The Course aims at developing the capacities of young research scholars in the area of
qualitative research. It provides an opportunity to go through a rigorous and interactive
exercise on understanding various qualitative research tools with special focus on labour
research.
Objectives •• Address various concepts and theories related to labour
•• Familiarize participants with the schools of thought in qualitative research
•• Equip participants with the understanding and applicability of various qualitative
methods
•• Develop capacity to analyse and interpret qualitative data
Course Profile Theoretical Perspectives on Labour; Qualitative Research Methods; Analysis and
interpretation of Qualitative Data.
Methodology Lectures, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies.
Participation Level Young teachers and research scholars from Universities/Colleges/ Research Institutions
and professionals in government organizations who intend to pursue their interest in
labour research and policy.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty and external faculty members from leading universities/research
institutions.
Date November 19-30, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in

Research Methods in Gender Issues in Labour


Aim The course would enhance the understanding of youth researchers to learn about various
methods and approaches pertaining to research on gender issues in labour. It would
also provide them an opportunity to engage in dialogues, discussion etc. to strengthen
their academic endeavors. The course will help in developing an understanding of both
qualitative and some aspects of quantitative research on gender issues in labour. It would
encourage researchers to identify emerging areas for research on labour issues from a
gender perspective and enable them to theorize and engage in practical applications of
their knowledge in their research pursuits.
Objectives •• Theoretical Perspectives on gender and labour research across various disciplines;
•• To understand the various feminist methodologies and approaches in gender research;
Identifying emerging issues in gender and labour research in social sciences;
•• Introducing various qualitative and quantitative techniques in gender issues in labour
research;
•• To make the participants familiar with recent statistical packages used in social
science research.
Course Profile Theoretical perspectives, Methods of Qualitative and Quantitative research, research on
emerging issues in gender studies, use statistical packages in social science research.
Methodology Through lectures, discussions and interactive sessions.
Participation Level Young teachers and researches from Universities/Colleges/Research Institutions and
professionals in government organizations
Faculty Faculty members from the institute and resource persons and experts from Universities
and research institutions.
Date February 18- March 01, 2019
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy
ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Course on Research Methods in Labour Studies

Aim The Course aims at acquainting the participants with the emerging labour issues
for research in an interdisciplinary framework, strengthening their knowledge with
various methods used in labour in an interdisciplinary framework, strengthening
their knowledge with various methods used in labour research, thereby enabling
them to contribute further in the field of labour research.

Objectives •• Understand concepts, theorise in labour research

•• Understand Emerging Labour Issues and Challenges

•• Strengthen knowledge of various methods used for labour research and data
sourcesonabour

•• Enable to apply these methods in their research work on the different aspects
oflabour

Course Profile Concept and Theories of Labour from Inter disciplinary perspectives, Emerging
Labour Issues,  Labour  Markets and Labour market Information System,
Research Methods: Quantitative, Qualitative and  Ethnographic Research,
Techniques and Tools, Data Sources for Research in Labour, Statistics and
Computer Application, Preparing Reports.

Methodology Lectures, Discussions, Interactive Sessions, Hands on Training, Group Works and
Presentations

Participation Level Research scholars (pursuing M.Phil., Ph.D), Young teachers of

Universities/Colleges/ Research Organisations pursuing Ph.D and professionals


engaged in the field of labour research.

Faculty Faculties of the Institute, External Resource persons from Academics, Policymaking
Bodies, Research Institutions.

Date May 14-25, 2018: September 17-28, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Course Directors Mr. P. Amitav Khuntia, Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy


p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in, anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Research Methods on Gender, Poverty and the Informal Economy
Aim The course aims to provide a structural analysis of the complex relationships
between informality, gendered relations of power and poverty. It also provides
researchers with an enhanced understanding of qualitative and quantitative
methods on gender, poverty and the informal economy. This course will be an
opportunity to discuss and debate on the ongoing issues in conceptualizing and
measuring poverty, women empowerment and gender.

Objectives •• Develop sufficient understanding of research methods particularly, compares


and contrasts analytical and methodological frameworks used in various studies
related to gender, poverty and the informal economy.

•• Understand various concepts and theories related to gender, poverty and the
informal economy research.

•• To learn an overview of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

•• Identify research gaps and propose directions for future research work

Course Profile Theoretical perspectives, methods of qualitative and quantitative research


techniques, analysis and interpretation of Data

Methodology Through lectures, discussions and interactive sessions

Participation Level Young teachers and researchers from universities, colleges/ research institutions
and professionals from various institutions.

Faculty faculty members from the institute and external faculty from leading universities
and major research institutions

Date March 05-15, 2019

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA

Course Director Dr. Dhanya M.B.


dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

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CHILD LABOUR
ProgrammeS

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Orientation Programme on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour for
Government Officials and Social Partners* (2 Programmes)
Aim To strengthen state level stakeholders’ capacity to prevent and respond to Child Labour
Objectives •• To equip officials of the Line Departments of the State Government and state-level
Stakeholders to establish a system of monitoring
•• To equipping with required skills and knowledge to combat child labour through a
coordinated approach
•• To enhance skills of establishing partnership with the line departments of the state
government for effective rehabilitation of child labour
Course Profile State-specific Data Sources on Child Labour/Working Children; CALPR Act, Rules and its
Standard Operating Procedure, Child Protection and Child Labour Rehabilitation Schemes of
the State and Central Government
Methodology Plenary Sessions, Group Discussion, Lectures, Documentaries, Sharing of Replicable Models
and Case Studies
Participation Level Government Officials from Line Departments of the State Government and State Resource
Centres on Child Labour, and other Social Partners dealing with the Issue of child labour
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, Government Officials from Ministries/ Departments dealing with Social Policy/
Schemes and Development Sector Experts from international and U.N. Organizations
Date The exact dates will be finalized in discussion with the respective State Government and
UNICEF.
Venue The Venue will be finalized in discussion with the respective State Government and UNICEF.
Course Director Dr. Helen R. Sekar
helenrsekar.vvgnli@gov.in
*Two (2) such programmes are proposed to be organized at State level as a part of UNICEF-
VVGNLI Child Labour Project.

Orientation Programme on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour for


Government Officials and Social Partners* (3 Programmes)
Aim To strengthen district level stakeholders’ capacity to prevent and respond to Child Labour
Objectives •• To equip officials of the Line Departments of the State Government and state-level
Stakeholders to establish a system of monitoring
•• To equipping with required skills and knowledge to combat child labour through a
coordinated approach
•• To enhance skills of establishing partnership with the line departments of the state
government for effective rehabilitation of child labour
Course Profile State-specific Data Sources on Child Labour/Working Children; CALPR Act, Rules and its
Standard Operating Procedure, Child Protection and Child Labour Rehabilitation Schemes of
the State and Central Government
Methodology Plenary Sessions, Group Discussion, Lectures, Documentaries, Sharing of Replicable Models
and Case Studies
Participation Level Government Officials from Line Departments of the district administration and District
Resource Centres, and other Social Partners dealing with the issue of child labour
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, Government Officials from Ministries/ Departments dealing with Social Policy/
Schemes and Development Sector Experts from international and U.N. Organizations
Date The exact dates will be finalized in discussion with the respective district administration and
UNICEF.
Venue The Venue will be finalized in discussion with the respective district administration and
UNICEF.
Course Director Dr. Helen R. Sekar
*Three (3) such programmes are proposed to be organized at District level as a part of
UNICEF-VVGNLI Child Labour Project.
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Sensitization and Awareness Generation Programme on Prevention,
Identification, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Child
Labour for State-level Multi-stakeholders (02 Programmes)
Aim To equip officials of the Line Departments of the State Governments and other Stakeholders
to address the issue of child labour in the wake of the amendments in Child Labour Law
Objectives •• To equip skills to prevent and identify child labour
•• To acquire sharper understanding on the enforcement process and to inculcate skills to
identify challenges in enforcement to evolve remedial measures
•• To strengthen stakeholders’ capacity to work in coordination with other stakeholders for
convergence of efforts and services
Course Profile District-specific and Sector-specific Data Sources on Child Labour/Working Children; CALPR
Act, Rules and SoP, Child Protection and Child Labour Rehabilitation Schemes, Community
Mobilization Skills
Methodology Experiential learning, Group Discussion, Plenary Sessions, Documentaries, Case Studies, Role
Play, Exchanging Successful Experiences and processes of overcoming Challenges
Participation Level Government officials from Line Departments of the State Governments, PRIs, Civil Society
Organizations, SHGs, SMCs, DCPUs, AHTU, NSS/NYK, RWAs Child Line, and CWCs
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, Labour Law Practitioners, and Development Programme Implementers,
Development Sector Experts
Date The exact dates will be finalized in discussion with the respective State Government and
UNICEF.
Venue  The Venue will be finalized in discussion with the respective State Government and UNICEF.
Course Director Dr. Helen R. Sekar
helenrsekar.vvgnli@gov.in
*Two (02) such programmes are proposed to be organized at State level as a part of
UNICEF-VVGNLI Child Labour Project.
Sensitization and Awareness Generation Programme on Prevention,
Identification, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Child
Labour for District-level Multi-stakeholders (03 Programmes)
Aim To equip officials of the Line Departments of the District Administration and other Stakeholders
to address the issue of child labour in the wake of the amendments in Child Labour Law
Objectives •• To equip skills to prevent and identify child labour
•• To acquire sharper understanding on the enforcement process and to inculcate skills
to identify challenges in enforcement to evolve remedial measures
•• To strengthen stakeholders’ capacity to work in coordination with other stakeholders
for convergence of efforts and services
Course Profile District-specific and Sector-specific Data Sources on Child Labour/Working Children; CALPR
Act, Rules and SoP, Child Protection and Child Labour Rehabilitation Schemes, Community
Mobilization Skills
Methodology Experiential learning, Group Discussion, Plenary Sessions, Documentaries, Case Studies, Role
Play, Exchanging Successful Experiences and processes of overcoming Challenges
Participation Level Government officials from Line Departments of the District Administration, PRIs, Civil Society
Organizations, SHGs, SMCs, DCPUs, AHTU, NSS/NYK, RWAs Child Line, and CWCs
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, Labour Law Practitioners, and Development Programme
Implementers, Development Sector Experts
Date The exact dates will be finalized in discussion with the respective District Administration and
UNICEF.
Venue  The Venue will be finalized in discussion with the respective District Administration and
UNICEF.
Course Director Dr. Helen R. Sekar
helenrsekar.vvgnli@gov.in
* Three (03) such programmes are proposed to be organized at District level as a part of
UNICEF-VVGNLI Child Labour Project.

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INTERNATIONAL
TRAINING
PROGRAMMES

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Skill Development and Employment Generation
Aim The course aims to acquaint the participants from different countries with the emerging
issues of employment and the role of skill development and share knowledge,
prospects of skill development with effective planning, designing and implementation
in generating employment, enhancing employability of the labour force in general and
youth in particular.
Objectives •• Situate the importance of skill development for employment and employability in
general and for youth in particular in the Emerging Economy.
•• Understand the linkage between vocational education and skill training with growth
and employment.
•• Acquire knowledge about the vocational educational and training systems around
the world and about its various components.
•• Understand the challenge of employment generation and designing appropriate
active labour market and skill development policies to meet those challenges.
•• Enable the participants to play larger role along with enhancing individual
capacity.
Course Profile Understanding Skill and its importance from Employment, Employability, Decent Work
and Sustainable Development Perspectives, Employment Challenges in the informal
Sector with special reference to Skill Development, Growth and Employment –
Interlinkages between Vocational Education and Skills Development, Skill Development
Initiatives from International and Indian Perspectives, Demographic Dividend and the
Youth Bulge: Implications for Employment Policy, Promoting Youth Employment
through Vocational Training and Skills Development, An Overview of Vocational
Training System in India, Promoting Women Employment through Vocational
Training and Skills Development, Public Sector Interventions for Skills Development:
Best Practices, Vocational Training & Skills Development: International Trends and
Regional Development, Planning, Designing & Implementing Vocational Training
Programmes, Skill Development of informal Women Workers, Challenges of Job and
Skill in Indian Economy: Issues and Perspectives, Linking Skill Development to Industry
Needs – How to Conduct Skill Gap Analysis?, Managing Vocational Education and
Skill Training Projects: Key Issues, Leading Employment Generation Programmes,
Role of Industry in Skill Development, Labour Market Information System: Concepts,
Data Requirement, and Usage, Private Sector in Vocational Training, Skills for Self
Employment and Entrepreneurship. Role of Social Partners in Skills Development,
Formulating National Policy on Skills Development, Employability Skills, Behavioral Skills,
Field Visits, Experience Sharing, Group Works, General Discussions, Action Plans.
Methodology Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies
Participation Level Govt. Officers, Officials involved with implementation of vocational education and
skill training programmes, trainers and instructors, research institutes, organizations/
institutions involved in imparting vocational education and training. This programme is
only for foreign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India

Faculty Apart from internal faculty, other eminent experts working in the field.
Date September 10-28, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

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Enhancing Leadership Skills
Aim To develop understanding, aptitude and positive attitudes on leadership among
participants of Developing Countries.
Objectives •• Share and experience various leadership styles;
•• Provide insights into the leadership dynamics of inter-personal and inter-group
relations;
•• Develop communication skills particularly focusing on effective articulation and
listening;
•• Acquire skills for managing and resolving conflicts at work;
•• Develop positive attitudes towards work, superiors, peers and subordinate;
•• Sharpen behavioural skills and insights for supervision, coordination and motivation
to the subordinates to enhance their effectiveness;
•• Appreciate changing labour market and employment relations scenario in the
context of globalisation;
•• Examine different systems and approaches to labour administration;
•• Understand the concept and use of emotional intelligence; and
•• Acquire knowledge for managing time effectively.
•• Enhancing conflict management skills
Course Profile Leadership in globalised world; Leadership dynamics; Conceptual understanding of
leadership ; Leadership style; Visionary leadership; Globalization and world market and
labour; Motivational styles Communication skills; Developing positive attitude; Human
Resource Management; Developing personal and organizational; effectiveness Conflict
management; Intra and Inter Personal Relations; Stress management, leadership skills,
India and its culture, emotional intelligence, personal effectiveness, goal setting
Methodology The methodology is essentially participative and dialogical and makes full use of the
total time at the disposal of the participants. Methods geared to meet the varying
needs of the participants such as lectures, discussions, case studies, audio-visual aids,
library and reading assignments, periodic assessment, country specific project work,
field visits to industrial units will be used during the programme.
Participation Level Officials from government departments, institutions, representatives from employee/
employers’ organisations, Executives from industrial and service sector and other
officials connected with administrative work etc. This programme is for foreign
nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
Faculty Eminent administrators, conciliators, advocates, experts, trade union leaders, senior
executives and academicians will be available as resource persons besides the Institute’s
highly qualified and experienced inter- disciplinary core faculty
Date October 08-26, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA

Course Director Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan


poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in

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Labour and Employment Relations in a Global Economy

Aim This course aims at enhancing the understanding and capabilities of social partners
involved with social and economic policies in effectively managing labour and
employment relations in a globalizing economy..

Objectives •• Understand and appreciate the changing labour market and employment relations
scenario in the context of globalization;

•• Acquire knowledge about the changing role of social partners in the context of
transformations in the world of work;

•• Learn and share experiences on new forms of labour management practices;

•• Develop positive attitude towards work, superiors, peers and subordinates

•• Sharpen behavioural skills and insights for supervision, coordination and


motivation

Course Profile Globalisation and Labour Market Outcomes; Globalisation and Changing Employment
Relations; Strengthening Labour Market Information; Labour Laws: Recent Trends;
Case Studies on New Labour-Management Practices; Labour in Informal Sector;
Gender Issues in Labour; Labour Migration; Social Security for Labour; Child Labour;
Skill Development; Behavioural Skills like Leadership, Communication and Creativity;
Project Reports by Participants.

Methodology The course will essentially be participative. Different methods to be employed for
learning will include: lectures, group discussions, case studies, preparation and
presentation of country specific project and study tours.

Participation Level Senior and Middle Level Functionaries from Government, Employers’ Associations,
Trade Unions and Institutions involved with labour and social policy. Participants must
also have a working knowledge of English. This programme is for foreign nationals
sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India

Faculty Besides the Institute’s highly qualified and experienced inter disciplinary core faculty,
eminent administrators, conciliators, advocates, experts, trade union leaders, senior
executives and academicians will act as resource persons.

Date November 12-30, 2018

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA

Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar


sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in
    

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Gender Issues in the World of Work
Aim It is evident that Optimal utilization of human resource is essential for achieving
inclusive growth as well as promoting gender equity. Patriarchal mindset, roles and
responsibilities assumed by the society often place women in inequitable positions,
which is often reflected in the world of work. Therefore, creating enabling environment
for all is essential for achieving gender equity. Globally, Gender mainstreaming
is an important part of policy discussions. Nations are recognizing the importance
of gender parity and taking necessary steps to bridge this gaps. Access to quality
education, skill development, decent jobs, sharing of family responsibilities and
Effective implementation of existing affirmative policies are some of the initiatives
for narrowing this gap. Implementation of affirmative policies will positively change
the individual mindset and behavior in the World of Work and this will be positively
reflected in the behavior of Individuals in the Family, Community, Society, and Nation
and consequently worldwide. It is in this context, that the V.V. Giri National Labour
Institute is organizing the International Training Programme on Gender Issues in the
world of work with the objectives of promoting gender equity in the world of work.
Objectives •• To deliberate the key concepts and approaches pertaining to gender.
•• To discuss the gender dimensions related to key labor market Indicators.
•• To study existing policies through gender lens.
•• To recognize the equality and access issues in the labour market participation.
•• To provide awareness regarding various labour laws pertaining to women.
•• To enhance the capacity of the participants to achieve gender equity in the world
of work.
Course Profile Understanding Gender, Access to Quality Education, Unpaid Care Work, Decent
Work, Affirmative Policies for Enhancing Labor Force Participation Rate, Preventing
Gender Based Violence, Inclusive Growth, Gender Equity, Gender Parity, Gender
Statistic, Social Dialogue, Gender Budgeting, Gender Mainstreaming etc.
Methodology The methodology is essentially participative and dialogical and makes full use of the
total time at the disposal of the participants. Methods geared to meet the varying
needs of the participants such as lectures, discussions, case studies, audio-visual
aids, library and reading assignments, periodic assessment, country specific project
work, field visits to industrial units will be used during the programme. Besides the
Institute’s highly qualified and experienced inter-disciplinary core faculty, eminent
administrators, conciliators, advocates, experts, trade union leaders, senior executives
and academicians will be available as resource persons.
Participation Level Officials from Government Departments, Institutions, Representatives from Employee/
Employers’ Organisations, Officials from industrial and Service Sector/NGOs etc. This
programme is only for foreign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt.
of India. The participant should have working knowledge of English.This programme
is for foreign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
Faculty Apart from internal faculty, other eminent experts working in the field.
Date December 03-21, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala, Dr. Dhanya M.B.
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in, dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

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Social Protection in a Globalised Economy

Aim The aim of the course is to examine social protection from global perspective

Objectives •• To acquaint with concepts of social protection

•• To familiarize with the social protection programmes

•• To examine social protection from global perspective

•• to help in developing social security policy and schemes

•• To familiarize with different micro level social security experiments

•• To develop strategies for effective implementation of social protection


schemes.

Course Profile Social Protection: A Conceptual Understanding; Situating Social Protection in a


Globalising Economy; Social Protection Floor; Laws Related to Social Protection:
An International Perspective; Corporate Social Responsibility & Workers’ Welfare;
Social Protection and Risk Management- Understanding  Employment and
Health Protection for Informal Workers; Social Protection for International Migrants;
Labour Reforms and Social Protection Minimum Wages Policy and Regulatory
Framework: An inter-country perspective Employees’ State Insurance Scheme;
Social Security & Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation; Managing Development
and Social Security Through Conflict Management; Industrial Health and Policies
on Health Protection; Employment Generation Programmes in India; Making Social
Security Effective: Strategies and Techniques; Developing Social Security through
Microfinance; Livelihood and Social Protection; Gender & Social Security; Field
visits.

Methodology The methodology is essentially participative and dialogical and makes full use of
the total time at the disposal of the participants. Methods geared to meet the
varying needs of the participants such as lectures, discussions, case studies, audio-
visual aids, library and reading assignments, periodic assessment, country specific
project work, field visits to industrial units will be used during the programme.
Besides the Institute’s highly qualified and experienced inter-disciplinary core faculty,
eminent administrators, conciliators, advocates, experts, trade union leaders, senior
executives and academicians will be available as resource persons.

Participation Level Government Officials, Representatives of Civil Society Organisations, Officials from
Employers’/Employees Organisations, Institutions and Industries, Service Sector. This
programme is only for foreign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs,
Govt. of India. The Participant should have working knowledge of English.

Faculty Apart from internal faculty, other eminent experts in the field.

Date January 07-25, 2019

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA

Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum


otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

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Research Methods in Labour Studies

Aim The course provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners pursuing/
intending to pursue research on labour studies to go through a rigorous and interactive
exercise in conceptualizing, designing and operationalizing research pertaining to
labour studies. The course offers opportunities for intensive interface with renowned
scholars/practitioners in the area of labour studies.

Objectives •• Understand various concepts and theories related to labour;

•• Provide an overview of the labour scenario of the world in general and developing
countries in particular;

•• Obtain deeper understanding of the emerging issues in employment and labour


in the context of globalization;

•• Understand and apply various research methods and techniques relevant to


labour studies;

•• Acquire knowledge about different sources of data on labour; and

•• Sharpen the knowledge and skills on computer applications in labour research.

Course Profile Conceputalising Labour; Theoretical Approaches to Labour Studies ; Emerging Nature
and Characteristics of Labour Markets ; Methods in Labour Research; Conducting
Field Surveys; Sources of Data on Labour; Computer Applications in Labour Research;
Preparation of Project Reports

Methodology Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies

Participation Level Researchers from universities/colleges/research institutions and professionals in gov-


ernment organizations pursuing/intending to pursue their interests in labour research
and policy will form the expected group of participants. This programme is for for-
eign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. Participants
must also have working knowledge of English.

Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty from leading universities
and major research institutions.

Date February 04-22, 2019

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA

Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy


ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in   
 

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Health Security and Protection of Workers
Aim Social protection policies play a critical role in realizing the human rights for all
thereby boosting human capital and productivity.While advancements in technology
have minimized or eliminated some hazards at workplace, new risks have emerged
in their place. The changing job patterns and working relationships, the rise in
self employment, greater sub-contracting, outsourcing of work, homework and
the increasing number of employees working away from their establishment,
pose problems of occupational safety and health risks at workplaces. New safety
hazards and health risks have appeared along with the transfer and adoption of
new technologies. Along with this, the lack of health insurance for workers in the
informal economy, pose a double burden of health care expenditure. The programme
therefore aims to address these issues and the need for social inclusion in order to
boost human capital and productivity. It would enable participants to understand
the international standards and existing legal instruments as well as some global
best practices in order to promote workers’ rights, based on a model of social justice
in the area of health protection and security.

Objectives •• To provide an overview

•• To develop insight on the existing legal instruments on Occupational Safety and


Health (OSH)

•• To provide a global overview of the organization of health protection systems,


their coverage and benefits

•• To analyses trends and recent policies on health protection and security

Course Profile International standards in the area of health protection and security; global overview
of the health protection systems, their coverage and benefits; analyses trends and
recent policies on health protection and security.

Methodology Lecture, Discussions, Interactive Sessions, Country Presentations by Participants

Participation Level Government functionaries, representatives of trade unions, employers’ organisations


and research institutions. This programme is only for foreign nationals sponsored by
Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. The Participant should have working
knowledge of English.

Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty members from leading
universities/research institutions.

Date March 04-22, 2019

Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, INDIA

Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh


rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in

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NORTH-EASTERN
STATES
PROGRAMMES

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Fundamentals of Labour Laws
Aim The programme aims at equipping the participants with the context of labour
legislation and recent Labour jurisprudence.
Objectives •• To acquire the knowledge of substantive as well as procedural content of Industrial
Relations Law.
•• To have an understanding of Social Security legislations.
•• To develop an insight into the Wage Law.
•• To gather an understanding of the law relating to contract labour.
Course Profile Salient features of Industrial Relations Law including Trade Unions Act, IE(S.O)
Act and Industrial Disputes Act, Objectives and salient features of social security
laws including Workmen’s Compensation Act, Employees Provident Fund and
Miscellaneous Provisions Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Salient features of the law
relating to wages.
Participation Level Representatives of trade unions and NGOs from North Eastern States.
Methodology Lectures, group discussions, experience sharing and panel Discussion
Faculty Experienced and eminent persons from Labour Administration, Academics & Trade
Unions.
Date April 9-13, 2018, July 02-06, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

Leadership Development Programme


Aim The aim of the programme is to enhance leadership skills of trade union activists from
North-Eastern States.
Objectives •• To develop skills and techniques of effective organisation building
•• To foster skills of effective leadership.
•• To acquaint the participants with the socio-economic and political changes in
globalised economy.
•• To impart knowledge about labour laws, development programmes and
schemes.
Course Profile Basic understanding of leadership skills and impact on self and others, communication
skills, decision making process, globalisation and its impact on labour
Methodology Lectures, group discussions, simulation technique and role play.
Participation Level Trade Union Leaders/Activists engaged in North-East States
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, expert resource persons from trade unions and north-
eastern states will be invited to take sessions
Date May 21-25, 2018, August 20-24, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Directors Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan, Dr. Shashi Bala
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in, balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

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Gender Issues in Labour
Aim To address and strengthen the understanding of Gender Issues in Labour market.
Objectives •• To address the issue of gender bias with holistic perspective.
•• To enhance the capacity of the participants so that they could tackle the gender
based injustice.
•• To orient the participants on laws pertaining to women labour.
•• To sensitize the participants about sexual harassment at workplace.
•• To discuss about the gender discrimination in the world of work.
Course Profile Gender Issues in Labour; Labour Market discrimination; Gender analysis; Sexual
harassment at workplace: case studies; Sexual harassment at workplace: preventive
measure and complaints mechanism; Laws related to women at workplace;
Methodology Class room lectures, group discussions, simulation technique and role play.
Participation Level Trade Unions and NGOs from North Eastern States
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, guest speakers will be invited to take sessions
Date April 23-27, 2018, Octobr 8-12, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Gender, Work and Social Protection


Aim The programme endeavors to enlighten the participants about the inequalities prevalent
in the world of work and the challenges faced by women in the labour market. It would
enable the participants in developing an understanding about the linkages between
Gender, Work and Social Protection. The programme also aims at addressing large
questions of women’s empowerment and agency by effective designing of the social
protection mechanisms in order to prevent gender based deprivation and ensure social
protection through a rights based approach.
Objectives •• To develop a conceptual understanding about gender, work and social protection;
•• To sensitize the participants about the development issues related to differential
access of men and women to employment, education, skill training, health provisions
etc and to enhance their capacity to understand and analyze gender dimensions in
policy and planning.
•• To understand the gendered life cycle risks and nature of vulnerabilities among
women across social groups.
•• To address the issues of women’s unpaid work and other domestic responsibilities in
informing polices on social protection;
•• To understand the different social protection programme/schemes and good
practices that promote employment both at national and international levels;
•• To enable the participants to develop an understanding about the role of social
protection in ensuring gender equality and agency building of women through a
rights-based approach.
Course profile Gender, work, social protection, rights based strategies on social protection
Methodology Lectures, class room discussions, experience sharing
Participation level Government Officials, Union Leaders from Central Trade Unions and civil society
representatives from North Eastern Region
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions.
Date June 25-29, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy
ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in
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Good Governance through Labour Administration
and Labour Inspection
Aim The programme aims at enhancing enforcement competence and skills of
Enforcement Officers.
Objectives •• to have an understanding of the context of labour legislations in North-East
•• to have knowledge of substantive as well as procedural contents of different
labour laws
•• to develop understanding with regard to new directions in labour laws and judicial
interpretations
•• to explore ways for optimum utilization of existing resources
•• to identify difficulties in the way of effective enforcement of labour laws and
exploring remedial measures
Course Profile An overview of labour and employment trends in the North East, Constitution and
labour, Substantive and procedural aspects of select labour laws, Recent labour
jurisprudence and Techniques of enforcement.
Methodology Lectures, groups discussions and experience sharing and panel discussion
Participation Level Labour Officials from State Governments of North East
Faculty Experienced and eminent persons from Labour Administration, Trade Unions and
Academics.
Date July 30- Aug. 03, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA.
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

Development Schemes as an Instrument for Social Protection


Aim To develop an understanding of social protection and livelihood security for informal
sector workers through development schemes.
Objectives •• To understand livelihood risk and vulnerability of the rural poor
•• To understand the different social protection programmes that transfers assets
and skills people for self-employment and public works programmes that enable
people to cope with poverty
•• To explore the alternative coping strategies/good practices for poverty reduction
Course Profile Overview of social security and antipoverty programmes; sharing community
experiments; understanding alternative strategies for poverty reduction
Methodology Lectures, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies.
Participation Level Government Officials, Representatives of Central Trade Unions and NGOs from North
East States.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institution and trade unions
Date July 09-13, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA.
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

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Promoting Entrepreneurship through Skill Development
Aim The programme aims at putting increasing emphasis on enhancing the skills of workers
in general and women workers in particular for enhancing employability and to facilitate
for decent employment
Objectives •• Discuss the nature and characteristics of the informal economy and role of skill
•• Situate the importance of skill development in the functioning of informal
economy
•• Share the experiences of various social partners in skill development and training
•• Discuss appropriate strategies for skill development in the informal sector
occupations.
Course Profile Informal Sector: Concept, Informal Sector Composition, Importance of Skill Development
in present era, Skill Development Systems in India, Skill Gap, Policy Response and Skill
Development Initiatives, Case- Studies on Skill Development
Methodology Lectures, individual and group exercises, case –studies and experience sharing
Participation Level Government Officials, Central Trade Unions and NGOs from North Eastern States
Faculty Faculties of the Institute, External Resource persons from Academics, Policymaking
Bodies, Research Institutions.
Date August 27-31, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

Effective Enforcement of Labour Laws in Unorganised Sector


Aim The programme aims at equipping Labour Officers with skills of dealing with
enforcement of labour laws in unorganised sector.
Objectives •• to understand fundamentals of labour laws and contemporary industrial relation
issues.
•• to have knowledge of substantive as well as procedural contents of different labour
laws.
•• to appreciate quasi-judicial and conciliation functions in a comprehensive manner.
•• to acquire sharper understanding of the enforcement process in unorganised
sector.
Course Profile Fundamentals of the labour laws, recent judicial trends, analysis of quasi-judicial functions
and important case studies, enforcement of labour laws in unorganized sector.
Methodology Lectures, groups discussions and experience sharing and field visits.
Participation Level Labour Officials from North East States.
Faculty Eminent Law experts, senior officers from Central and State Labour Services and the
Institute’s own faculty having insight and understanding in the field of labour laws.
Date October 8-12, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour institute, NOIDA.
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

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Strengthening Awareness on Labour Issues and Laws Pertaining to
Women Workers
Aim To address and strengthen the understanding of gender issues in labour market and to
enhance the understanding of related Laws.
Objectives •• To familiarize legal systems aimed at elimination of all forms of discrimination
against women
•• To discuss the new challenges of Women, Work and the Informal Economy and also
Gender Issues in Labour Market.
•• To provide information on various development schemes or Institutional mechanisms,
to promote the advancement of women, which exist at the Central and State
levels.
Course Profile Gender Issues in Labour; Labour Market discrimination; Gender analysis; Sexual
Harassment at workplace: case studies’ Sexual Harassment at workplace; preventive
measure and complaints mechanism; Laws related to women at workplace.
Methodology Class room lectures, group discussions, simulation technique and role play
Participation Level Women Workers of Central Trade Unions.from North Eastern Region
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, eminent resource persons working on gender issues will be
invited to take sessions
Date October 08-12, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M.B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

Social Protection and Livelihood Security


Aim To develop an understanding of social protection and livelihood security for informal
sector workers.
Objectives •• Understand livelihood risk and vulnerability of the rural poor.
•• Understand the different social protection programmes that transfer assets and
skills of people for self employment and public works programmes that enable
people to cope with poverty.
•• Explore the alternative coping strategies/good practices for poverty reduction.
Course Profile Overview of social security and antipoverty programmes; sharing community
experiments; understanding alternative strategies for poverty reduction.
Methodology The training involved lectures by resource person, brain storming sessions, discussions
interactive sessions and sharing case studies.
Participation Level Representatives of NGO’s and Trade Unions from North Eastern States
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institution and trade unions
Dates May 07-11, 2018
Venue V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M.B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

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Managing Livelihood and Social Protection in the
North East (IGNTU, Imphal)
Aim To enhance the competence of social partners and motivate them to work towards the
promotion and holistic management of livelihood and Social Security measures in the
North East
Objectives •• To discuss various issues challenges relating to livelihood and Social Security
•• To make the participants understand their roles in addressing the issues
•• To discuss about new avenues and innovative methods
•• To enable them to contribute effectively for the promotion and management of
livelihood and social security in the region
Course Profile Overview of socio economic conditions in the Region and Emerging issues, Deterrent
factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change , Confronting
Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development initiatives with
local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource Management,
Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social Security
Programmes
Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies
Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date May 28 - June 01, 2018
Venue IGNTU, Imphal
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

Managing Livelihood and Social Protection in the


North East (NEHU, Shillong)
Aim To enhance the competence of social partners and motivate them to work towards the
promotion and holistic management of livelihood and Social Security measures in the
North East
Objectives •• To discuss various issues challenges relating to livelihood and Social Security
•• To make the participants understand their roles in addressing the issues
•• To discuss about new avenues and innovative methods
•• To enable them to contribute effectively for the promotion and management of
livelihood and social security in the region
Course Contents Overview of socio economic conditions in the Region and Emerging issues, Deterrent
factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change , Confronting
Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development initiatives with
local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource Management,
Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social Security
Programmes.
Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date November 12-16, 2018
Venue NEHU, Shillong
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

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Skill Development of Women for Employability
and Entrepreneurship, NEHU
Aim The programme aims at putting increasing emphasis on enhancing the skills of workforce
in general and women in particular for enhancing employability, entrepreneurship and
to facilitate for decent employment in North Eastern Region.
Objectives •• Understand the World of Work , Future of Work and Decent Employment
•• Situate the importance of skill development for employability, entrepreneurship in
general and women in particular in the Emerging Economy
•• Familiarize the participants with skill development avenues and initiatives
•• Discuss appropriate strategies for skill development in the informal sector
occupations.
•• Enable the participants to play larger role along with enhancing individual capacity.
Course Profile Labour Market, Skill, Technology and Women with reference to NER,Skills for Employment,
Employability, Productivity, Human Development& Inclusive Growth, Self-Employment
and Entrepreneurship, Creative and Social Entrepreneurship, Policy Response and Skill
Development Initiatives with NER focus, Case Study/Good Practices, Team Building/
Leadership Skill, Communication Skill.
Methodology Lectures, Audio-Visual Presentations, individual and group exercises, case –studies and
experience sharing
Participation Level Development Professionals and Scholars, Government Officials, Central Trade Unions
and NGOs from North Eastern States
Faculty Faculties of the Institute, External Resource persons from Academics, Policymaking
Bodies, Research Institutions.
Date November 26-30, 2018
Venue NEHU, Shillong
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

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COLLABORATIVE
TRAINING
PROGRAMMES

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Training Workshop on Wage Policies (jointly with Department of
Labour and Skills, Government of Kerala)
Aim This Training Workshop aims at highlighting the role of sustainable and effective wage
policies in ensuring decent work and inclusive growth.
Objectives ·· Provide an overview of the recent trends in wages, including wage gaps between
different categories of workers, gender wage gaps, wages by sector and occupation
and trends in wage inequality;
·· Discuss the wage policies, wage legislations and their implementation, focusing on
minimum wages; and
·· Disseminate good practices in wage policies leading to improved labour market
outcomes.
Course Profile Wage Theories; Trends in Wages; Wage Inequality; Wage Policies; Wage Legislations;
Good Practices in Wage Policies resulting in Improved Labour Market Outcomes.
Methodology Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Discussions and Case Studies.
Participation Level Policy makers and researchers specialising in wage policies.
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external resource persons, including senior level
policy makers dealing with wage policies.
Date December 5-7, 2018
Venue Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Course Director Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in

Social Security for Workers (SLI, West Bengal)


Aim The programme aims to sensitize the participants about the existing inequalities and
the need for universal social security. It would enable participants to understand the
international standards and existing legal instruments as well as some global best
practices on social security and discusses the policy as well as the legislative framework
of social security in the Indian context..
Objectives ·· Provide an overview of the existing inequalities in the labour market and the need for
social security and protection of workers
·· To sensitize the participants on the various international labour standards/instruments
and good practices in the area of social security
·· To develop insight on the existing national polices and legal instruments in the area
of social security of workers.
·· Familiarize participants with different micro level social security experiments
Course Profile International labour standards/instruments on social security, legislationsand national
policies, sharing good practices and community level programmes.
Methodology Lectures, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies.
Participation Level Young teachers and research scholars from Universities/Colleges/ Research Institutions
and professionals in government organizations who intend to pursue their interest in
labour research and policy.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty and external faculty members from leading universities/research
institutions.
Dates December 17-19, 2018
Venue SLI, West Bengal
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in
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Course on Research Methods in Labour Studies (MILS, Mumbai)
Aim The Course provides an opportunity to go through a rigorous and interactive exercise
on understanding various research methods and tools with special focus on labour
research.
Objectives ·· Provide an overview of the labour and employment scenario in India
·· Equip participants with the understanding and applicability of various quantitative
and qualitative research methods and techniques
·· Understand analysis and interpretation of data
·· Familiarise participants with major statistical packages for data analysis.
·· Developing capacities to undertake labour research by using quantitative and
qualitative research methods and techniques
Course Profile Overview of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; Analysis and interpretation
of Data.
Methodology Lecture, Discussions, Interactive Sessions.
Participation Level Young teachers and researchers from Universities/Colleges/ Research Institutions and
professionals in government organizations who intend to pursue their interest in labour
research and policy.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty and external faculty members from leading universities/research
institutions.
Date December 3-7, 2018
Venue Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies (MILS), Mumbai
Course Director Dr. Ruma Ghosh
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in
Gender, Work and Social Protection (SLI, Odisha)
Aim The programme endeavors to enlighten the participants about the inequalities prevalent
in the world of work and the challengers faced by women in the labour market. It would
enable the participants in developing an understanding about the linkages between
gender, work and social protection. The programme also aims at addressing large
questions of women’s empowerment and agency by effective designing of the social
protection mechanisms in order to prevent gender based deprivation and ensure social
protection through a rights based approach.
Objectives ·· To develop a conceptual understanding about gender, work and social protection.
·· To sensitize the participants about the development issues related to differential
access of men and women to employment, education, skill training, health provisions
etc and to enhance their capacity to understand and analyze gender dimensions in
policy and planning.
·· To understand the gendered life cycle risks and nature of vulnerabilities among
women across social groups.
·· To address the issues of women’s unpaid work care work and other domestic
responsibilities in informing polices on social protection.
·· To understand the different social protection programmes/schemes and good
practices that promote employment both at national and international levels
·· To enable the participants to develop an understanding about the role of social
protection in ensuring gender equality and agency building of women through a
rights based approach.
Course profile Gender, work, social protection, rights based strategies on social protection
Methodology Lectures, class room discussions, experience sharing
Participation level Government Officials, Union Leaders from Central Trade Unions and civil society
representatives
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date June 11-13, 2018
Venue State Labour Institute, Odisha
Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy
ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Emerging Perspectives on Gender, Labour Laws and International
Labour Standards (SLI, Odisha)
Aim The programme endeavours to sensitize the participants about the inequalities
prevalent in the world of work and the challenges faced by women in the labour
market. It would also enable the participants in developing an understanding about
the existing legal instruments and international labour standards for ensuring equality
at workplace and promoting workers’ rights based on a model of social justice. The
programme also aims to address the larger questions on intersection of paid work
and unpaid unpaid/care work and recognition of care as a right that need to be
incorporated into the policy framework for facilitating women’s employment and
sustenance in the labour market.

Objectives ·· To provide an overview of gender and the labour market.


·· To analyse gender inequalities and discriminatory practices with regard to access
to labour market, wages, working conditions, employment security, etc.
·· To understand the gendered vulnerabilities and intersection of paid work and
unpaid/care work, challenges in reconciling paid work and family responsibilities
that leads women to precarious forms of employment that remain outside the
purview of available legal and policy responses.
·· To sensitize the participants about the existing legal instruments and national
polices on promotion of gender equality at the workplace.
·· To understand the various international labour standards/international instruments
and good practices on gender equality.
·· To discuss about strategies of promotion of rights to fair/decent work and care
within the framework of employment law and policies that would address the larger
question of equality of opportunity and women’s employment and sustenance in
the labour market
Course profile Gender and labour laws, gender inequalities in the labour market, national legislations
and policies on promoting workplace equality, international instruments/international
labour standards on gender equality

Methodology Lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, case studies and experience


sharing.

Participation level Government Officials, Union Leaders from Central Trade Unions and civil society
representatives

Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions.

Date June 25-27, 2018

Venue State Labour Institute, Odisha

Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy


ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Gender and Labour Issues (GIDR, Gujarat)
Aim To address and strengthen the understanding of gender issues in labour market. The
programme would acquaint the participants with the various inequalities prevalent
in the labour market and also enable them to develop an understanding about the
challenges existing in the labour market scenario.
Objectives ·· To develop a conceptual overview of gender and work.
·· To address the various inequalities prevalent in the work of work.
·· To sensitize the participants about various discriminatory practices prevalent in the
world of work.
·· To create awareness about gender and development issues related to work; education
health, violence, developmental policies and programmes, legislative measures etc.
·· To sensitize the participants to developmental issues relating to gender and to
enhance their capacity to understand, analyse and utilize gender dimensions in
development process.
Course Profile Gender Dimensions of Employment labour market discrimination and inequality, gender
and development with specific focus on policy initiatives.
Methodology Lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, case studies and experience sharing.
Participation level Trade Union Leaders/Organiser from Central Trade Unions. We will appreciate, if
participants from reserved categories (SC/ST) are also nominated
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date September 05-07, 2018
Venue Gujarat Institute of Development and Research, Gujarat
Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy
ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

Fundamentals of Labour Laws (MILS, Mumbai)


Aim The programme aims at equipping the participants with the context of labour legislation
and recent Labour jurisprudence.
Objectives ·· To acquire the knowledge of substantive as well as procedural content of Industrial
Relations Law.
·· To have an understanding of Social Security legislations.
·· To develop an insight into the Wage Law.
·· To gather an understanding of the law relating to contract labour.
Course Profile Salient features of Industrial Relations Law including Trade Unions Act, IE(S.O) Act and
Industrial Disputes Act, Objectives and salient features of social security laws including
Workmen’s Compensation Act, Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions
Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Salient features of the law relating to wages.
Methodology Lectures, group discussions, experience sharing and panel Discussion
Participation Level Representatives of trade unions and NGOs
Faculty Experienced and eminent persons from Labour Administration, Academics & Trade
Unions
Date August 06-08, 2018
Venue Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, Mumbai
Course Director Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in

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Social Security for Unorganised Workers (KILE, Kerala)
Aim To develop an understanding of the need for social security for informal sector
workers

Objectives ·· To acquaint participants with the concept of social security and the need for social
security for informal sector workers

·· To develop understanding of the various social security and welfare programmes

·· To familiarize participants with different micro level social security experiments

Course Profile Overview of social security and welfare programmes, sharing community experiences,
strategies for initiating community level programmes

Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies

Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars

Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions

Date September 10-14, 2018

Venue Kerala Institute of Labour & Employment, Kerala

Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum


otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

Social Security for Unorganised Workers (Govt. of Bihar, Patna)


Aim To develop an understanding of the need for social security for informal sector
workers

Objectives ·· To acquaint participants with the concept of social security and the need for social
security for informal sector workers

·· To develop understanding of the various social security and welfare programmes

·· To familiarize participants with different micro level social security experiments

Course Profile Overview of social security and welfare programmes, sharing community experiences,
strategies for initiating community level programmes

Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies

Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars

Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions

Date July 25-27, 2018

Venue Patna, Bihar

Course Director Dr. Ellina Samantroy


ellinasroy.vvgnli@gov.in

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Managing Livelihood and Social Protection, Government of
Andhra Pradesh, amaravathi
Aim To enhance the competence of social partners and motivate them to work towards the
promotion and holistic management of livelihood and Social Security measures.
Objectives ·· To discuss various issues challenges relating to livelihood and Social Security
·· To make the participants understand their roles in addressing the issues
·· To discuss about new avenues and innovative methods
·· To enable them to contribute effectively for the promotion and management of
livelihood and social security in the region
Course Profile Overview of socio economic conditions in the Region and Emerging issues, Deterrent
factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change, Confronting
Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development initiatives with
local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource Management,
Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social Security
Programmes
Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies
Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars.
Faculty Besides the VVGNLI faculty, experts in the field will be invited to deliver sessions
Date March 11-13, 2019
Venue amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

Managing Livelihood and Social Protection, Government of


Telangana, Hyderabad
Aim To enhance the competence of social partners and motivate them to work towards the
promotion and holistic management of livelihood and Social Security measures.
Objectives ·· To discuss various issues challenges relating to livelihood and Social Security
·· To make the participants understand their roles in addressing the issues
·· To discuss about new avenues and innovative methods
·· To enable them to contribute effectively for the promotion and management of
livelihood and social security in the region
Course Profile Overview of socio economic conditions in the Region and Emerging issues, Deterrent
factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change, Confronting
Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development initiatives with
local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource Management,
Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social Security
Programmes.
Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies
Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date February 20-22, 2019
Venue Hyderabad, Telangana
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in
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Social Protection and Livelihood Security in the
North East (TISS, Guwahati)
Aim To familiarize the participants with the social protection programmes and to develop
techniques and strategies for initiating micro-level livelihood programmes.
Objectives ·· To acquaint participants with concepts of social protection Familiarize participants
with the social protection programmes and micro level experiments in the country
·· To understand the role of different institutional mechanisms to deliver social
protection and sustainable livelihood
·· To discuss the role of government, trade unions and community leaders for initiating
rural livelihood protection programmes
Course Profile Overview of socio economic conditions in the North East and Emerging issues,
Deterrent factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change,
Confronting Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development
initiatives with local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource
Management, Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social
Security Programmes.
Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies
Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date December 10-12, 2018
Venue TISS, Guwahati
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in
Social Protection and Livelihood Security in the Hill Region
(Kumaun University, Nainital)
Aim To familiarize the participants with the social protection programmes and to develop
techniques and strategies for initiating micro-level livelihood programmes.
Objectives ·· To acquaint participants with concepts of social protection Familiarize participants
with the social protection programmes and micro level experiments in the country
·· To understand the role of different institutional mechanisms to deliver social
protection and sustainable livelihood
·· To discuss the role of government, trade unions and community leaders for initiating
rural livelihood protection programmes
Course Profile Overview of socio economic conditions in the Region and Emerging issues, Deterrent
factors for Livelihoods and Social Security, Challenges of Climate Change, Confronting
Disaster, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development initiatives with
local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource Management,
Entrepreneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social Security
Programmes.
Methodology Lectures, interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies
Participation Level Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource persons from academic institutions and trade unions
Date October 22-26, 2018
Venue Kumaun University, Nainital
Course Director Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
otojit.vvgnli@gov.in

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Quantitative & Qualitative Methods in Labour Research:
A Gender Perspective, MGLI, Ahmedabad
Aim To strengthen the understanding of various Social Science Research Methods
Objectives ·· To understand the various concepts and theories related to labour segmentation
·· To familiarize the major sources of data collection (primary and secondary)
·· To explain the applicability of various qualitative and quantitative methods used
for labour research
·· To acquire knowledge on the major statistical packages used in labour research
Course Profile Concept of Labour, theories of labour, gender and labour Market; Sources of Data
collection; applicability of quantitative and qualitative methods used for labour
research; Introduction to various statistical packages used in Labour research
Methodology Class room lectures, group discussions, Practical (Computer lab)
Participation Level Research Scholars & Academicians interested in labour studies.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource from academic institutions and trade unions.
Date December 31, 2018 - January 04, 2019
Venue Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Mainstreaming Gender Equality (JMI, New Delhi)

Aim To promote Gender Equality in the world of work


Objectives ·· To discuss the key concepts and approaches related to gender.
·· To understand the significance of Gender Budgeting.
·· To orient the participants on affirmative polices for enhancing gender equality in
the world of work.
·· To address the issues pertaining to Gender Based Violence.
Course Profile Concepts & approaches related to Gender, Gender Budgeting, Affirmative Policies,
Gender based violence
Methodology Lecture, Discussions, Interactive Sessions and Practical.
Participation Level Research Scholars and Academicians working on Gender Issues
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty from leading universities and
major research institutions.
Date February 25-March 01, 2019
Venue Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

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Research Methodology Course on Inclusion of
Labour in Rural India, GRI, Tamil Nadu
Aim To enhance the understanding of the students, researchers, academicians working on
Labour studies.
Objectives ·· To understand the concept of Inclusion in India
·· To discuss recent Labour Market trends in India
·· To discuss financial inclusion theories in Indian context
·· To analyze various dimensions of labour supply and demand, which interact to
determine wages, employment and unemployment
·· To assess policy intervention related to inclusion of labour
·· To develop the understanding of Social Security in labour market
·· To discuss recent trends in labour research
Course Profile Social inclusion, Labour Market Trends, financial inclusion theories, policies of financial
inclusion, social security, recent methodologies in labour research, qualitative and
quantitative research methods etc
Methodology Lecture, Discussions, Interactive Sessions and Practical.
Participation Level Research Scholars and Academicians working on Rural Labour Issues
Faculty Faculty members from the Institute and external faculty from leading universities and
major research institutions.
Date January 7-11, 2019
Venue The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu
Course Director Dr. Shashi Bala
balashashi.vvgnli@gov.in

Developing Leadership Skills of Women Trade Union Leaders


(TILS, Chennai)
Aim The programme aims at empowering the emerging trade union leaders from rural
unorganised sector
Objectives ·· To provide an overview of the issues in the rural unorganised sector in India;
·· To develop/sharpen skills of rural trade union leaders to understand, study and
analyze rural society;
·· To provide insights into dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup relationships;
·· To discuss various issues and aspects related to organisation building;
·· To create an awareness about legal rights and provisions;
·· To develop critical awareness of prospective leaders about various social protection
and employment policies;
·· To make the participants aware about the emerging techniques of organizing rural
workers; and
·· To help in locating the resources at the micro and macro level.
Course Profile Changing statistical profile of farm and non-farm sectors; evolution of society and
class formation in rural India and its implications for organising rural workers; value of
positive attitude, labour laws; motivational styles and leadership skills.
Methodology Lecture, Structured Group Exercise and Simulation Games
Participation Level Women Labour Leaders sponsored by Central Trade Unions
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, resource person from academic institutions and trade unions
Date August 06-10, 2018
Venue Tamil Nadu Institute of Labour Studies, Chennai
Course Director Dr. Dhanya M. B.
dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in

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Good Governance for Effective Implementation of Development
Programmes (KILE, Kerala)
Aim This programme aims at strengthening the knowledge of the participants with good
governance and the various development programmes and discuss the issues and
mechanism for the effective delivery to working mass.

Objectives ·· To understand the concept, features and importance of good governance

·· To discuss the various development programmes in operation

·· To discuss the issues arise in the effective implementations

·· To find out ways and means of effective delivery mechanism

Course Profile Concept and components of Good Governance, Understanding Work, Dynamics
and aspiration level of working mass, Deliberation on issues, and Effectiveness
of Development Programmes {Employment Generation Programmes, Skill
Development Initiatives for Employability & Entrepreneurship: PMKVY, DDU-
GKY, RSETI, EDPs, Start-ups, MUDRA), RSBY, JSY, ICDS, Sanitation &Swachh
Bharat Mission & other welfare provisions, with special reference to women,
State Government initiatives, E-Governance, behavioural skills for better work
performance, Good Practices.

Methodology Lectures, Audio-Visual Presentations, Group Discussions and General Discussion,


Interactive sessions with Higher Officials from Ministries and policy making bodies.

Participation Level Government Officials (Block and District level, State Level) entrusted with the
Implementations of development and welfareprogrammes and Development
Professionals
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, external resource person and other eminent experts in the field.

Date October 29-November 02, 2018

Venue Kerala Institute of Labour & Employment, Thiruvananthapuram

Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia


p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

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Managing Livelihood and Social Protection in the Coastal Region,
MILS, Mumbai
Aim The aim of the programme was to enhance the competence of social partners and
motivate them to work towards the promotion and holistic management of Livelihood
and Social Security measures in the Coastal Regions.
Objectives ·· to discuss various issues, challenges relating to livelihood and social security in coastal
regions;
·· to make the participants understand their roles in addressing the issues;
·· to discuss about new avenues and innovative methods;
·· to enable them to contribute effectively for the promotion and management of
livelihood and social security in the regions.
Course Profile Overview of socioeconomic conditions in the Coastal Regions and Emerging issues, De-
terrent factors for Livelihoods and Social Protection, Challenges of Climate Change, Con-
fronting Disaster, Initiatives for protecting coastal and marine livelihoods including fish
workers, Innovation in employment and integrating skill development initiatives with
local conditions for better livelihood opportunities (Local Resource Management, Entre-
preneurship Development). Effective Implementation of Social Protection Programme.
Developing Strategy for Social Protection.
Methodology Lectures, audio-visual presentations, Group Discussions, General Discussions and Inter-
active Sessions, Case studies
Participation Level Government Officials from District/ State Administration, NGOs and Trade Union
Representatives concerned about the coastal livelihood.
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, Experts & External Resource Persons
Date July 09-13, 2018
Venue Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, Mumbai
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in
Orientation Programme on Labour and Development Issues, NCDS,
Odisha
Aim To familiarize young students with various Labour and Development Issues and
developing their capacities to contribute in their academic and professional pursuits
Objectives ·· To understand world of work, future of work and decent employment
·· To make the participants acquainted with various Labour and Development issues
·· To discuss important issues related to labour and employment
·· To enable participants to contribute in their academic and professional work
Course Profile Understanding Labour and Development, Overview of Issues, Skill Development for
Employment, Employability (Youth Employability), Productivity, Inclusive Growth, Social
Protection, Migration, Labour Administration, Child Labour, Gender Issues, Introduction,
to Labour Research, Leadership/communication Skill.
Methodology Lecture, Audio Visual Presentations, Group Discussions, Group Exercise and Presentations,
Field Visit.
Participation Level M.Phil. & Ph.D. Students/Researchers
Faculty VVGNLI Faculty, External Resource Persons
Date October 22-26, 2018
Venue NCDS, Bhubaneswar
Course Director Shri P. Amitav Khuntia
p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in

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Faculty
profile

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Dr. H. Srinivas, IRPS
Director General

Dr. H. Srinivas is an officer of ‘Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)’ belonging to 1991
batch of Indian Civil Service. He holds a Bachelor (Honour’s) Degree, Master’s Degree and
a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Earth Sciences. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management
(PGDM) from Management Development Institute (MDI). He has been a topper right
through his academic journey and has also been a recipient of the Gold Medal from the
Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India.

He has had an illustrious professional career and a vast array of accomplishments to his
credit. Over the years, he has worked in various capacities in Indian Railways with a
manpower strength of 1.4 million which is the largest single organization in India and
one of the largest and busiest transportation providers in the world. His core areas of
expertise range from Policy Making to Managing and Developing Human Resources
and Industrial Relations in large organizations having diverse skill sets, Strategizing and
Managing Change in large organizations through Training, Organization Development
and IT interventions.

While on deputation to the then Government of Andhra Pradesh, he has played a pivotal
role in the governance reforms processes of the State. As Chief Co-ordinator of the
‘Governing for Results – Core-Group Development’ initiatives, he has been instrumental in
conducting Training and Development programmes for the Top and Middle management
of 32 departments and corporations of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Being a
professional trainer having completed Design of Training (DOT), Direct Trainer Skills
(DTS), Training of Trainers in Management of Change (TOT), Green belt in Six Sigma,
his programmes/interventions have been a perfect blend of training and development
concepts with the domain expertise of the various departments and organizations. He
was also the Head of the ‘Centre for Human Resources & Livelihood’, Chief Administrative
Officer and Additional Director General (in-charge) of Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human
Resource Development Institute of Andhra Pradesh (MCRHRDI). His efforts along with
MCRHRDI and Centre for Good Governance led to the development of Citizen Charter
and Work Processes Improvements in these 32 departments and corporations of the then
Andhra Pradesh State during 2003-2005.

He has been a visiting faculty to many institutions viz. National Police Academy (NPA),
National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR),
Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunication (IRISET), etc. He
has received various awards and shields including the ‘Silver Star’ award from Hon’ble
President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee during 2013 for his outstanding contribution to
the Scouts and Guides Movement in the country.

He has attended various training programmes at International and National level –


‘Customer Strategic Module’ at INSEAD Singapore; ‘Scenario Thinking and Innovations
Programme’ at ICLIF, Malaysia; ‘Strategic Management Workshop at Indian School of
Business (ISB), ‘Management of Change’ at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)
‘Management Development Programme’ and ‘Advanced Management Programme’ at
National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR).

Email - dg.vvgnli@gov.in

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Dr. S.K. Sasikumar
Senior Fellow
M.A., Ph.D. (Economics)
Dr. S.K. Sasikumar is an economist by training and holds a Ph.D. degree in the discipline.
He has nearly three decades of research and training experience in the domain of labour
studies. His main areas of professional interests include: labour market analysis, labour
migration, and research methods.
He has been associated as a Member of major National Level Commissions/ Technical
Committees like Study Group on Globalisation, Second National Commission on Labour,
Committee on Emigration Act, Government of India, Technical Group on Annual
Employment-Unemployment Surveys, Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment,
Expert Group on Quarterly Employment Survey, Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour &
Employment & Working Group on Employment, NITI Aayog.
He is the Editor of the academic journal, Labour & Development. He is the Coordinator of
the Centre for Labour Market Studies and Integrated Labour History Research Programme,
two of the major research centres of the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI). He
is also the Coordinator (India) of the BRICS Network of Labour Research Institutes.
He has undertaken several research projects on important concerns of labour studies.
Some of the major and international level research studies carried out since 2010 include:
Transformations in India-Gulf Labour Migration Corridor: Trends and Determinants (V.V.
Giri National Labour Institute); New Forms of Employment (under the aegis of the BRICS
Network of Labour Research Institutes); Labour Markets, Skills and the International
Labour Migration (International Labour Organisation); Trends in Wages in India (V.V.
Giri National Labour Institute and International Labour Organisation); Labour Migration
Structures and Financing in Asia (International Labour Organisation); Internal Migration
and Labour Regulations in India (Ministry of Labour & Employment); Migration of Women
Workers from South Asia to the Gulf (UN Women); Unemployment Insurance in India
(Korea Labour Institute); Skill Mapping in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Assessing Supply
and Demand Gaps (Andaman and Nicobar Administration); Employment and Social
Protection of Cashew Workers in India with special reference to Kerala (Ministry of Labour
& Employment); Evaluation Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Centres for Handicapped
(Ministry of Labour & Employment); Evaluation Study of Coaching-cum-Guidance Centre
for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Ministry of Labour & Employment); Annual
Reports to the People on Employment (Ministry of Labour & Employment); Mid-term
Evaluation of the Scheme of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private
Partnership (Ministry of Labour & Employment); Skill Profiling and Skill Certification for
Overseas Employment (Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and International Organisation
for Migration); External Migration and Remittances (Asian Development Bank & VVGNLI);
and Global Slowdown and Export Sector in India: Impact on Production and Employment
(Department of Commerce, Government of India).
He has coordinated several international and national level training programmes/
workshops/seminars on themes like: Labour Market Analysis, Quality Employment,
Labour Migration, Industrial Relations, Globalisation and Labour, Research Methods,
Trade Unionism, and Skill Development. He has been the Course Director of nearly 30
international training programmes and over 100 national level training programmes.
He has been Resource Person/Guest Faculty in recent Programmes/Conferences organised
by international organisations/reputed institutions like International Labour Organisation,
UN Women, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Institute for Human Development National
Defence College, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. He has been a member of
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He has nearly 60 research publications in the form of books, articles in referred journals
and edited volumes and research monographs. Some of his recent and major publications
include: New Era in India – Gulf Labour Migration in Labour & Development, 2017
(Biannual Academic Journal of V.V. Giri National Labour Institute); Bold Initiative to
Increase Women’s Participation in India’s Labour Market: New Measures in Maternity
Benefit Act; VVGNLI Policy Perspectives, 2017; Operation of Minimum Referral Wages
for International Migrant Workers from India (International Labour Organisation, 2016);
Labour Migration Structures and Financing in Asia (International Labour Organisation,
2016); From India to the Gulf Region: Exploring Links between Labour Markets,
Skills and the Migration Cycle (International Labour Organisation, 2015); Maximising
Developmental Outcomes of International Labour Migration and Remittances: The South
Asia - Gulf Experience in Labour & Development (Bi-annual Academic Journal of V.V. Giri
National Labour Institute) (2014); Unemployment Insurance in India in Unemployment
Insurance in Asia (Korea Labour Institute, 2013, Co-author); Surmounting India’s
Employment Challenge in Labour & Development (2013); Migration of Women Workers
from South Asia to the Gulf (UN WOMEN, 2012, Co-author); Report on Mid-Term
Evaluation of Upgradation of 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership
(Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment,
Government of India, 2012); Labour Cost and Export Behaviour of Firms in Indian Textile
and Clothing Industry in Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, March 2011
(Official Journal of the Contemporary Science Association, New York, Co-author); Global
Downturn and Export Sector In India: Impact on Production, Export and Employment
(V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 2010); Skill Profiling and Skill Certification in India
in the Context of Promoting Migration from India to Europe (International Organisation
for Migration, 2009); Managing International Labour Migration from India: Policies
and Perspectives (ILO Asia-Pacific Working Paper Series, 2008); Mobility of High
Skilled Labour in a Globalising World: The Indian Experience in Globalisation and Asia
in Transformation (Fukuoka Prefecture and Kyushu University, Japan, 2007) Labour
Markets in India: Issues and Perspectives (Co-author) in Jesus Felipe and Rana Hasan
(eds.) Labour Markets in Asia: Issues and Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan and Asian
Development Bank, 2006).

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Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan
Senior Fellow
M.A., Ph.D. (Psychology)
Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychology with specialization in
“Organizational Behaviour”, from Indian Institute for Technology, Delhi. Her main areas of
professional interest include - agrarian relations, land reforms and impact on rural labour,
action research, organising rural labour, gender issues in labour, women in farm/non-farm
sector and social security. She has about 24 years of experience in research and training
in labour studies. She is on the various committees of the Institute. Dr. Chauhan was the
VVGNLI representative in task force on ‘Domestic Workers’, at DGLW. She has attended
several national/international conferences, one of the conference in Manila, Philippines,
organised by ADB Manila. She has undertaken research projects mainly for the workers in
the unorganized sector such as: Occupational Segregation by Sex: A Study in Indian Labour
Market (Part I) (Secondary data based investigation) (mimeo), Occupational Segregation
by Sex: A Study in Indian Labour Market (Part II) (Primary data based research) (mimeo),
Gender: Concept, Context and Impact, Secondary data based study, as part of NLI’s ‘Gender
Issues in Labour Project. (mimeo). Empowerment of Rural Labour with reference to Rural
Artisans: Towards Evolving A Strategy — An Action Research Project (mimeo). Women Labour
in India: A Comprehensive Manual (Project sponsored by the Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India.
Cooperative Rural Development Information Network — A Study (mimeo)
Training Manual for DWCRA Group Organisers. Development of Women and Children in Rural
Areas & Employment Assurance Scheme — An Evaluation Study. Organising Rural Labour for
Effective Participation in Development: A Report of Khurja Block, Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh,
Handbook on Women Labour in India, Handloom Workers: An Inquiry into Their Conditions
and Circumstances of Work and Organisation - A Preliminary Report. Women and Development
– A Balance Sheet. Effective Implementation of Social Security: An Action Research Project,
Madhya Pradesh, Effective Implementation of Social Security: An Action Research Project, West
Bengal, Agrarian Relations in Rajasthan. Changing Rural Landscape: A case study of village
Bujawar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. VVGNLI Research Series 2007. Fishery Sector and Fish Workers
in India: An overview, VVGNLI Research Series 2007. Handbook of Women Labour in India,
VVGNLI Publication, 2007. The Study of Schedule of Rates for National Rural Employment
Guarantee Scheme: An assessment study (MORD). Towards Evolving Suitable Measures for
Enhancing Road Transport. Workers: Living and Working Conditions with Special Reference
to Improving the Road Transport System. Developing Effective Strategies and Techniques for
Creating Awareness and Organization for Development of Rural Workers in India: An Action
Research Project (MORD). Marine Fishery Industry and Marine Fish Workers in India: A Study
with Special Reference to Exploring Employment Potentials in the Sector. A Study of Welfare
Measures for Beedi Workers in Bangalore and Hyderabad Regions. Augmentation of Avenues
& Opportunities for Meaningful Employment of the Physically Challenged: A Study. Social
Security Measure for Informal Sector Workers: A Study of Some Selected Programmes and
Schemes in Maharashtra and West Bengal.
She has published substantial number of articles in various in-house regular publications of
the Institute and in external journals, and also in edited books, documented experiences in
the area of organising rural labour in the form of NLI research studies series. She has also
authored and edited books both individually and with other authors of her books are: The
lengthening shadows – Status of Women Workers in India. Human Rights and Human
Development, Women and Development in India: A Balance Sheet.
She coordinates paid programmes on – Empowering Trade Union Leaders, Behavioural Skills
for Developing Effective Leadership and Behavioural Skills for Managing Work Effectively. She
also coordinates International Programmes on Leadership Development. Apart from these,
she also coordinates rural programmes, rural labour camps and training for beedi, transport
and fish workers’ organisers, and social security programmes. She has coordinated several
TOT Programmes for MGNREGA Workers. Her expertise pertains to subjects like Leadership,
Communication, Decision Making, Team Building, Interpersonal Trust, Conflict Management,
Time Management, Organizational Stress and Group Dynamics, etc.

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Dr. Helen R. Sekar
Senior Fellow
M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. Helen R. Sekar is currently a Senior Faculty Member holding the position of Senior Fellow at
the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, under Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government
of India. She holds Post Graduate degree from Presidency College, and M.Phil and Doctorate
degree in Public Administration from the Madras Christian College, Madras University. Dr.
Helen R. Sekar is the Coordinator of the National Resource Centre on Child Labour (NRCCL),
and also coordinates the activities of its sub-centres the SAARC Resource Centre on Child
Labour and the National Knowledge Centre on Child Labour. Her work entails a mix of primary
and secondary research, advocacy, training, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Her primary
specialization, though, being Labour Administration, Labour Legislation and Labour Welfare,
drawing on field work in several parts of India, she has conducted research on child labour
in different hazardous industries. Her primary areas of interest include Child Labour, Labour
Administration, Local Governance, Urban Informal Sector, Public Policy, Project Management,
Impact Assessment and Evaluation. She has developed Project Proposals and managed
Development Projects. Broad focus of her research is on child protection and child rights with
specific focus on children in labour exploitation.
Dr. Sekar’s work has also focused on children’s economic and social roles, health and educational
aspects and labour dimensions of migrant and trafficked children, child labour legislation and
enforcement, Impact of technological change on the demand of child labour, health and child
labour, local governing bodies and child labour. Dr. Helen R. Sekar has conducted a number of
Research Projects and has also written and published several Articles on issues relating to Child
Labour, Public Policy, Local Governance, Occupational Health, Labour Legislation, Education,
and Child Rights which are published in Newspapers / Journals of National and International
Repute and many of these research works were commented in National and international
Dailies and journals. She has coordinated nation-wide evaluation of the National Child Labour
Project by the end of both the Ninth Five-year plan and the Tenth plan. She has done extensive
tasks of Monitoring, Desk Review, Inspection and Field Review of the National Child Labour
Projects.
Dr. Helen R. Sekar has been involved in Training and the work focused on Child Labour
Elimination, Human Resource Development, Adult Learning Processes, Institutional and
Organizational Development. Her work involves regular interface with policy makers, social
partners and stakeholders and with a wide range of client groups; from community organizers
and grass-roots activists to trade union leaders, management personnel from private and
public enterprises, social science academics and civil servants. She has also coordinated the
SAARC conference on child labour both in the year 2009 and 2013. She has been regularly
contributing to policy formulation and implementation both at the national and international
level on issues of child rights, child protection, child labour and bonded labour.
Dr. Helen R. Sekar has designed and conducted customised Training of Trainers Programmes
and Capacity Building Programmes at the International, National and State-level and for
officials of various Government Departments of all the states of India. These Programmes
have focused on the broad area of enhancing sensitisation towards labour empowerment,
organisational and managerial effectiveness.
Dr. Sekar has been involved in developing curriculum for different Universities in India and has
been on the board of Examiners for M.Phil and Ph.D Dissertations of various universities in
India. She has been a Guest Faculty for various Training and Academic Institutions in different
states of the country. She has been an external guide for Researchers from Universities across
the Globe. Dr. Helen R. Sekar is presently the Editor of ‘Child Hope’, the Quarterly Newsletter
and was earlier the Editor of “Awards Digest”, a journal of Labour Legislation.
Dr. Sekar has been associated as a Member of major National Level Commissions, Committees,
Boards, Working Groups, etc., constituted by the Government of India such as Central Advisory
Board on Child Labour, Central Monitoring Committee, Task Force for Eradication of Child
Labour, Committee for Framing Rules under CLPR Amendment Act 2016, and other important
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Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya
Fellow
LL.M., Ph.D. (Law)
Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya has been working as Faculty Member at the V.V. Giri National
Labour Institute for the last 23 years. He is the Co-ordinator of the Research Centre for
Employment Relations and Regulations. Areas of his current key research interests include:
Contract Labour and Legal Protection, Social Security Law, Employment Relations Law
and Regulation of Minimum Wages. He has the experience of having co-ordinated more
than 160 training programmes on various themes of labour (for different target groups)
such as: Leadership Development; Fundamentals of Labour Laws; Effective Labour Law
Enforcement; Roles and Functions of Quasi-Judicial Authorities; Effective Enforcement of
Building and Other Construction Workers Act; Effective Labour Welfare Administration
and Making Adjudication Effective etc. within and outside V.V. Giri National Labour
Institute.The programmes co-ordinated by him have been attended by over 3200
participants including representatives of NGOs and Trade Unions, Labour Enforcement
Officials, Labour Administrators, Judges of Labour Courts and Tribunals, Officers from
Indian Statistical Service, Officers from Indian Ordinance Factory Service, Personnel
Officers and Industrial Relations Practitioners from Private and Public Sector etc. He
has addressed a large number of participants of various National and International
Training Programmes on several themes of labour law such as: Constitution and Labour;
Regulatory Framework for Wages; Contract Labour and Legal Protection; Contract
Labour and Judicial Intervention; Managerial Excellence and Human Rights; Industrial
Relations Law and Legislation pertaining to migrant workers, women workers, building
and other construction workers and child labour etc.
The major research studies carried out by Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya include: Conditions
of Employment, Work and Service of Faculty in Private Engineering Colleges in India;
Evolution of Minimum Wage Policy and Regulatory Framework: An Inter Country
Perspective; Adaptation of ITC-ILO Curriculum on Building Modern and Effective Labour
Inspection Systems; Labour, Employment and Social Security Issues of Security Guards
Engaged by Private Security Agencies; Contract Labour and Judicial Interventions;
Strengthening Labour Laws in order to Prevent Violations; Assessing the Social Security
Measures and Promoting Effective Participation of Beneficiaries (An action research);
Labour, Employment and Social Security Issues in Education Industry: A Case Study of
Private Schools; Organizing Rural Labour: A Case of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan (An action
research); Status of Labour Welfare Measures in the Factories of NOIDA: A Case Study
of Garment & Hosiery Industry and Delay in Industrial Adjudication: A case study of
C.G.I.T-cum-Labour Court, Delhi. Most of these studies have been published in the form
of NLI Research Studies Series. He has recently initiated a new V.V.Giri NLI publication
in the form of ‘Workers Education and Empowerment Series’ (in Hindi language) for
wider dissemination of key research findings of research studies carried out by V.V. Giri
National Labour Institute from time to time.
Dr. Upadhyaya has recently brought out a book on contract labour titled, ‘Policy and
Law on Contract Labour in India’ published by Thomson Reuters and also edited a
book ‘Bharat ke Shramik Neta:Vyaktitva evam Krititva’ (in Hindi) containing the short
biographies of eminent trade union leaders of India. In the past he has been the editor of
‘Shram Samachar’, in-house Hindi news magazine of Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India.
He is the editor of in-house regular publications of the V.V.Giri National Labour Institute,
‘Awards Digest: Journal of Labour Legislation’ and ‘Shram Vidhan’. He is also one of
the active members of core team constituted by Ministry of Labour and Employment for
drafting of the Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service)
Bill, the Labour Code on Wages and Labour Code on Industrial Relations.
He has made presentations in various National / International seminars and participated
in a number of discussions and workshops. He has to his credit a large number of
publications in the form of articles in various academic journals / edited volumes,
magazines and newspapers etc. in English and Hindi on various themes of labour in
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Dr. Ruma Ghosh
Fellow
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Sociology)
Dr. Ruma Ghosh, is a faculty at the V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida since 1998.
She has has completed her Masters from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and M.Phil and Ph.D in
Sociology of Work and Health from the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
She is the Coordinator of the Research Centre Labour and Health Studies. She is the
Associate Editor of the Institute’s academic journal, Labour & Development and Editor of
the Institute’s Newsletter Indradhanush.
She has been associated with major National Level Commissions/ Technical Committees
like Study Group on Second National Commission on Labour, Member Convener of the
Sectoral Innovation Council on Occupational Safety and Health and Member Convener
of the Sectoral Innovation Council on Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana. Currently, she is a
Member of the Drafting Committee of the Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare.
Her professional interest lies in the area of Sociology of Work and Health; Social Protection,
Livelihood and Health Security of Workers in the Informal Economy. She has undertaken
several research projects on these issues, many of which are policy based research work
conducted for the Government or in collaboration with international organizations such as
ILO and UNICEF. Some of the recent studies include: Gender, Work and Health – A Study
of Work Organization, Social Security and Safety Provisions in Informal Manufacturing in
Delhi, Evaluation of Government Funded Health Insurance For BPL Households – RSBY,
Impact of MGNREGA on Empowering Women Workers, Fisheries based Livelihood –
Emerging Issues, Opportunities and Insecurities; Insecurities and Vulnerabilities of Informal
Sector Workers – A Study of Street Vendors; Health Insecurities of Workers in Informal
Employment - A Study of Existing and Possible Interventions; Study of Migration, Labour
Process and Employment in the Informal Sector of Brick Making; Labour Process and
Employment Relations in Zardosi & Hathari Units of Varanasi; Evaluation of the National
Child Labour Projects in 50 districts for Ministry of Labour; Minimum Wage and Mode
of Payment of the Agricultural Workers in Punjab; Study of Home-Based Industry and
Child Labour: A Case of Gem Polishing Industry of Jaipur; Study of Home-Based Industry
and Child Labour: A case of Glass Bangle Industry of Firozabad; Study on Child labour in
the Sports Goods Industry of Jalandhar. She has also coordinated several major research
projects including a ILO sponsored major multi-centric study on Home Based Workers in
Nine Hazardous Industries of India.
She has presented several papers in National/International Seminars organized by JNU,
ILO, UNICEF, IPSA, ICAAP, Global Fund on themes like social and livelihood security,
seasonal migration of labour, international migration of labour, child labour, social security
and protection of workers, impact of HIV/AIDS on the livelihood of workers. She has a
number of research publications in the form of articles, research monographs and edited
book.
She has coordinated a number of Seminar/Workshops and Training Programmes on
themes such as Social Security and Protection of Workers, Occupational Safety and Health
of Workers in Informal Employment and regularly conducts a Courses on Qualitative
Research Methods for doing labour research for young teachers and research scholars
from Universities and Research Institutions.
She is associated with major professional bodies like Indian Sociological Society, Indian
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Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy
Fellow
Ph.D. (Economics)
Anoop K. Satpathy is working as Fellow at the V. V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI)
and coordinator of the Centre for Climate Change and Labour. He is an economist by
training and has 15 years of research and training experience in the area of labour and
employment with special emphasis on informal economy, vocational education and skills
development, social security and child labour.
During his career at the VVGNLI, he has successfully carried out research and evaluation
studies on contemporary issues of interests such as: Assessment of Trainers Requirement
of Skilling 500 million Persons, Management Review of World Bank Assisted Vocational
Training Improvement Project (VTIP), Skill Gap Analysis in the Gulbarga Region of North
Karnataka, Composition and Characteristics of Informal Sector (VVGNLI), Evaluation
of National Child Labour Projects (MoLE, GoI), Assessing Social Security Measures and
Promoting Effective Participation of Beneficiaries (UNDP), District Employment and Labour
Market Assessment (ILO-SAAT) and Agency in Children and Development (IREWOC-PLAN).
He has also designed and developed the first Afghan National Labour Policy (ANLP) for
the Government of Afghanistan during 2012. At present he is undertaking two empirical
research projects relating to mapping of social security coverage in the organised and
unorganised sector and analysing decline in child employment in India and potential
reasons behind such decline.
He coordinates a number of national level training programmes on themes such as Research
Methods in Labour Economics, Skill and Entrepreneurship Development, Leadership
Development, Social Security and Child Labour and one international training programme
on Skill Development and Employment generation on an annual basis. In addition,
Shri Satpathy has also coordinated international/national level workshops/seminar on
areas such as: Child Labour in SAARC Region: Strategies and Policy Options, South-Asia
Workshop on Networking of Regional Labour Institutes, Labour and Employment Trends
in the North-East Region, Social Security for the Urban Poor and Informal Sector Workers,
Globalisation and Child Work and Restructuring the Unorganized Sector.
He has published several papers and articles in peer reviewed journals and co-edited a
book on Child Work and Education. He has undergone training in the areas of Child
Migration and Trafficking Employment and Labour Market Policies and Improving Job
Quality in Micro-Enterprises in India conducted by International Training Centre of the ILO
at Turin. He has also represented Government of India as informal economy expert in the
ILO Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Formalising the Informal Economy during September
2013 at Geneva.
He has been nominated as a Member to the Planning Commission Sub-Group on
Creating Employment Opportunities during the 12th Five year Plan (2012-2017), Steering
Committee on Training of Trainers of the Director General Employment and Training,
Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and Core Group for Collection and Analysis
of Data in respect of Social Security to Workers (MoLE). He is a life member of Indian
Society of Labour Economics and Country Representative, and International Organisation
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Dr. Shashi Bala
Fellow
M. Phil., Ph.D. (Economics)
Dr. Shashi Bala, Fellow, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute was awarded Ph.D from
Centre of Study for Diplomacy, International law and Economics/ School of International
Studies/Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi . She is coordinating the activities
of the Centre for Gender & labour Studies at the Institute. She is the Founder
Convener of Sexual Harassment Committee at the Institute. Her areas of special
interest are Labour Economics, Skill Development, Social Security, and Gender Issues.
Research projects carried out by Dr. Shashi Bala Nationally and Internationally are :
Skill Development System: Micro Level Evidence; Vocational Training for Rehabilitation
of labour : A Case Study of NCLP School and MAYA ; Changing Pattern of Rural Non-
Farm Employment ; Gender Issues in Korean Labour Market; Working Women in
Urban India: Concerns and Challenge; Employment Process of Migrant Domestic Help:
A Case of Metro Cities in India; Migration of Tribal Female Domestic Help in Delhi;
Labour Market Participation of Working Women Post Maternity: A Case of Private
Sectors; & Implementation of Maternity Benefit Act; Training Module on Gender &
Social Security for Unorganised Sector; Training Module on Gender & Social Security
for corporate sector; Gender Dimensions of Work and Employment: A Case of Sexual
Harassment. Gaps in Education & the World of Work: A Gender Perspective, Gender
Parity in Education and Employment: A Global Perspective, Training of Trainers Module
on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace and ICT Imperatives to
Bridge the Digital Divide: Gender Perspective. She was the Visiting Researcher 2008
at Korean Labour Institute, Seoul, South Korea, where she conducted a study on
Gender Issues in Korean Labour Market.
In addition to her contribution towards the research activities, she also coordinates
various training programmes with specific focus on Women issues. She is trained on
various themes like Gender Budgeting by Ministry of Women and Child Development,
New Delhi, National Service Scheme (NSS) by University of Delhi, Gender Sensitivity
& Prevention and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace by
Integrated Training & Policy Research, Mainstreaming Gender Equality: Concepts
and Instruments by ILO/ITC Course Turin, Italy. As a trainer ,this year she plans to
coordinates training programmes on various themes with specific focus on women
like Effective Enforcement of Laws Pertaining to Women Employees for Labour
Enforcements Officers from Central and State Governments/UTs; Gender Responsive
Budgeting for Centre and State Labour Enforcement Officials; Gender, Poverty and
Employment for Policy makers, Government representatives, Representatives of
Workers’ and Employers’ organizations, Civil Society representatives; Empowering
Rural Women Organisers for Rural Women labour leaders sponsored by Central
Trade Unions; Developing Skill Development Strategies for Women Workers in
the Informal Economy for Skill Development Institutions, NGOs and Trade Unions
Representatives from Central Trade Union Organisations; Women Welfare Issues at
Workplace for Corporate Sector; Training of Trainers Programme on Gender and
Social Security for Employers, Trade Union Activists, NGOs, Labour Enforcement
officers; Gender and Social Security for Corporate Sector; Training of Trainers
Programme for Enhancing Capacity of the Officials Handling Sexual Harassment
of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013; Gender
Issues in Labour for Trade Union Leaders sponsored by Central Trade Unions and
NGO’s Representing North-Eastern States; Training Programme on Quantitative &
Qualitative Methods in Labour Research: A Gender Perspective for Research Scholars
/academicians working on labour issues with MGLI, Ahmedabad; Mainstreaming
Gender Equality for Officials working on Gender Issues with Jamia Millia Islamia
University, New Delhi, Research Methodology Course on”Inclusion of Labour in
Rural India” with Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu and Management

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Development Programme on Labour Laws Reforms with Focus on Contract Labour
Management with Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
She also coordinates International Training Programme on Gender Issues in
the World of Work for Officials from Government Departments, Institutions,
Representatives from Employee/Employers’ organisations, Executives from Industrial
and Service sector/NGOs etc. for foreign nationals sponsored by Ministry of External
Affairs, Govt. of India. In the past she co-coordinated the training Programme on
themes like International Training Programme on Labour and Employment; Course
on Research Methods in Labour Economics jointly with Dr. S. K Sasikumar, Senior
Faculty at the Institute.
She has presented several papers in National and International Seminars/Workshops
organized by International Training Centre, Turin; International Management Institute
(IMI); International Labour Organization (ILO); Korea Labour Institute, Seoul, South
Korea; Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO, in Collaboration with Korea
University of Technology and Education; Annual Conference of India Society of Labour
Economics; V.V. Giri National Labour Institute; National Institute of Public Cooperation
and Child Development (NIPCCD); Indian Institute of Public Administration(IIPA); Indian
Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Ministry of Women and Child Development
etc. She has number of research Publications in reputed Journals, books and research
studies. She is a life member of Indian society of Labour Economics & Indian
Political Economy Association (IPEA). She is also member of Grant-in-Aid Committee
on Women Labour, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. She is
also a member of the Task Force on Gender Equality in the World of Work,
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Dr. Ellina Samantroy Jena
Fellow
M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Sociology) JNU, New Delhi
Dr. Ellina Samantroy is a faculty at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida. She is
associated with the Centre for Gender and Labour at VVGNLI. She has completed her
M.A, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Centre for Study of Social Systems, School
of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining this institute
she was Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya,
Banaras Hindu University and Jamia Millia Islamia University at New Delhi. She is a
Sociologist and has more than 12 years of teaching, training and research experience
in the subject Sociology and in the area of Gender and labour issues particularly, in the
area of Gender Statistics, Time Use Studies, Work and Family Life Balance, Gender,
Work and Social Protection, Child Labour, Labour Regulation and International Labour
Standards.
She is the Associate Editor of Indradhanush (Bi-monthly newsletter of VVGNLI) and has
also brought out a Special Issue on “Gender, Work and Development” of the Institute’s
Journal, Labour and Development in December 2016.
During her career at VVGNLI, she has undertaken research projects on themes like
“Understanding Women’s Work: Gendered Analysis of Women’s Household Work and
Labour Market Participation in North East India”, “Reconciliation of Work and Family
Life: An Exploration of Time Use Patterns of Working Women in Delhi & NCR”, “ILO
Convention 181: Issues and Challenges in the Context of Private Placement Agencies
in India” and “Engendering Gender Statistics: An analysis of Gender Differentiated
Statistics in India”. She has also undertaken a collaborative study with the UNICEF on
“State of Child Workers in India: Mapping Trends”. Presently she is working on two
studies namely; Unpaid Work and Time Use Patterns of Women Workers in North East
India: Special Reference to Tripura and “Prospects for Youth Employment in Agriculture:
Issues and Challenges”.
She has been co-ordinating various training programmes on Research Methods in Gender
issues in Labour, Empowering Women Organisers, Gender Labour Laws and International
Labour Standards, Gender, Work and Social Protection, Leadership Development for
Trade Union Leaders, etc. at the institute and outside. She has also been a part of the
VVGNLI–ITC, Turin one year Training Programme on “Employment Policies: Moving
from Fragility to Resilience” for Afghan nationals and co-ordinated two modules on
“Entrepreneurship” and “Gender and Labour: Towards Empowering Women in Fragile
States”. She has also been a co-ordinator for International networking between VVGNLI
and ITC Turin, Italy and co-ordinates various activities under the collaboration.
She has published extensively in the form of books, research monographs, several
papers and articles in peer-reviewed and reputed academic journals, chapters in edited
volumes, book reviews and articles in newspapers and digital dailies. Her book Changing
Youth Culture in India: A Study of Young Urban Professionals was published by Lambert
Academic Publishing, Germany in 2017. Her book (co-authored) titled, “Globalisation
and Social Change in India” was published in 2012 by Rawat Publications. The other
books authored by her include Sociology of Indian Society and Social Problems for M.A.
Distance Learning in Sociology published by Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi in 2011.
Some of her recent publications include an article on “Care Policies and Reconciliation
of Work and Family Life: Experiences of Women Workers” (2017), Indian Journal of
Labour Economics, Springer, India. Regulating Private Placement Agencies in India:
Issues and Challenges in the context of ILO Convention 181 (2015), Indian Journal
of Labour Economics, Springer, India; “Regulating International Labour Migration:
Issues in the context of Recruitment Agencies in India” (2014), Contemporary South
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Comparison of Gender Differentiated Statistics” (co-authored) (2014), Social Change,
44(1) Sage Publications, New Delhi, Book review on Ragnhild Lund, Phillippe Doneys
and Bernadette P. Resurrecccion (eds) (2017) “Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting
Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia”, Asian Journal Social Sciences, Vol. 44, Issue 4-5,
Brill Publishing, United Kingdom and a chapter on “Capturing Unpaid Work: Labour
Statistics and Time Use Surveys” (2015 co-authored) in an edited volume on Gender
Issues and Challenges in Twenty First Century, Satyam Law International, New Delhi.
She has presented several research papers in both International and National Conferences
including the 37th and 38th International Conference on Time Use Research in 2015 and
2016 at Ankara, Turkey and Seoul, Korea. She has also attended the Writers Workshop
as an expert at ITC, Turin Italy in 2016 and has undergone training on Labour Market
Statistics (2015) at International Training Centre of the ILO at Turin, Italy and has
participated as a member of Indian Delegation to attend the 80th Session of the Board
Meeting of International Training Centre of ILO, Turin, Italy during October, 2017 at
International Training Centre (ITC-ILO), Turin, Italy.
She has been a resource person to several Universities and institutions in India and
delivered special lectures at National Academy of Statistical Administration, (MOPSI)
at Greater Noida, National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development
(NILERD), Arjun Singh Centre for Distance Learning, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of
Delhi, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Malviya Centre for Peace Research,
Banaras Hindu University. She has also delivered Video and Radio talks for National
Institute of Open Schooling and radio talks for Gyan Vani, IGNOU. She is also involved
in reviewing and developing academic curriculum and e-content of various Universities
and institutions in India.
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Mr. Priyadarsan Amitav Khuntia
Associate Fellow
M.A (Economics), M.A (Public Administration),
M.Phil (Public Administration)
He is a first class post graduate in Economics and Public Administration with M.Phil degree in
Public Administration from Utkal University. He was a participant in the “Course on Research
Methods in Labour Economics” of VVGNLI in 2004. He was also selected and participated
in the “Young Researcher Fellowship Programme, 2005-06” of V.V. Giri National Labour
Institute.
His major published works are; Skill Development of Youth in North East India: Way Forward
(NLI Research Studies Series No.124/2017),Employment Generation and Enhancing
Employability in North East through Skill Development: Emerging Issues and Prospects
(December 2013 Labour and Development Special Issue on Labour, Employment and Social
Protection in North East India, VVGNLI),Opportunities and challenges before the construction
workers in the globalised era: The Indian case in the NLI Research Studies Series.
He coordinates training programmes on themes like Skill Development for Youth
Employability and Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development Programme for Media Sector,
Good Governance for Effective Implementation of Development Programmes, Research
Methods in Labour Studies, Leadership Development Programme for Rural Trade Union
Leaders, Managing livelihood and Social protection in Hill Regions, Managing Livelihood and
Social Protection in Coastal Regions, Orientation Programme on Labour and Development
Issues, Skill Development of Women for Employability and Entrepreneurship in North Eastern
Region , Developing Positive Attitude for Excellence at Work, Managing Human Resources
Effectively. He coordinates the International Training Programme on Skill Development and
Employment Generation under the ITEC/SCAAP Programme of Ministry of External Affairs,
Govt. of India. He has conducted the training workshop “Promoting Skill Development for
Construction Workers” in the institute. He has so far conducted 67 training programmes
including ten collaborative programmes with institutes and universities like NCDS (ICSSR
Institute), Bhubaneswar, HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, Kerala Institute of Labour
and Employment, Thiruvananthapuram, Skkim University as Course Director. He has
introduced ten new training programmes in the institute. Along with delivering lectures,
he conducts group works, problem identifications, audio visual presentations, moderates
presentations and action plans and undertakes field visits with participants.
He has participated/presented papers in National/International workshops, conferences
and seminars such as: World Bank Group and ICRIER workshop on “Trouble in the Making?
The Future of the Manufacturing–Led Development” in IHC Delhi((2017), Brain Storming
Workshop on Employment Generation in VVGNLI(2017), National Seminar on “Youth and
Skill Development in North-East India” jointly organized by VVGNLI& ICSSR, NER, Shillong
(2015), National level self-development workshop, Dandely of ERC, New Delhi and Ford
Foundation (2003), The annual conference of Indian Society of Labour Economics, Jaipur
(2004),The National Seminar on Regional Development U.G.C- DSA Dept. of Analytical
and Applied Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2005), Ministry of Labour and
Employment/ILO/VVGNLI Roundtable on the National Rural Employment Guarantee
Programme in India, Noida (2005). Participated in the fourth National ‘Youth Parliament’
competition of Ministry of Parliamentary affairs, GOI for Universities students held in the
year (2000-2001) and got second prize for meritorious performance at the national level.
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Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
Associate Fellow
M.A., M. Phil. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Sociology)
Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum is working as Associate Fellow at the Institute. He is Coordinator
of the Centre for North East and one of the Associate Editors of the journal, Labour and
Development. He is the Associate Editor of Awards Digest, Journal of Labour Legislation. His
areas of interests are Industrial Sociology, Skill Development, Social Protection, Unorganised
sector, Gender & Labour Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cooperatives, Research
Methodology, Labour Administration, and Labour & Employment in North East India.
He is a Sociologist. He has completed Post Graduate in Sociology from the Department of
Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; M.Phil and Ph. D. in Sociology from the Centre
for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi. His Ph.D. thesis is on “From Lineage to Cooperative: A Study of Handloom
Weaving in Manipur”. Before joining this institute, he was working as Assistant Professor
in the Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Sikkim Central University,
Gangtok and as Senior Fellow in Women’s Studies and Development Centre, University of
Delhi. He has also worked in the projects conducted by National Council for Educational
Research and Training (NCERT) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He has
also delivered lectures at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; National Statistical Systems
Training Academy; Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
National Academy of Social Security and National Institute of Open Schooling.
Publications:
Book:
• Industrial Relations in India: A Case Study of Central Industrial Relations Machinery
(in press)
• Women and Entrepreneurship in North East India: Handloom as an Enterprise in
Manipur. 2016. Noida: VVGNLI. ISBN 978-93-82902-37-9.
• Skilling India: Evaluation of Multi Skills Development Centres. 2016. Noida:
VVGNLI. ISBN: 978-93-82902-38-6.
• Kshetrimayum, Otojit. 2014. Ritual, Politics and Power in North East India:
Contextualising the Lai Haraoba of Manipur. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co. ISBN:
978-93-82395-50-8.
Research Papers:
• “Skill Development in India and Contributions of Korean Companies”, in
International Labor Brief. Vol. 14. No. 5., p. 78-91, May 2016. ISSN 1599-8355.
• “Skilling India: Contribution of Korean Companies” in Narsimhan, Sushila & Kim
Do Young (Eds.). 2016. Evolving Indo-Korea Relations: Perspectives on South Asia.
New Delhi: Manak Publications. 
• “Mapping Social Contributions of Foreign Companies: A Case Study of Corporate
Social Responsibility Initiatives of Korean Companies in India” in Sushila Narsimhan
and Kim Do Young (ed.). 2015. Deepening India-Korea Relations: Towards a
Sustainable Future. New Delhi: Manak Publications. pp. 47-68. ISBN 978-93-7831-
386-8.
• “Political Interpretation of Ritual: Case of Lai Haraoba of Manipur” in Lisham
Henthoiba and Laishram Churchil (ed.). 2015. Cultural Practices and Identity
Politics in Manipur. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. pp. 18-31. ISBN 978-
93-5125-143-9.
• “CSR Provisions in Indian Companies Act, 2013: An Overview”, in International
Labor Brief, Vol. 11, No. 11, p.90-95, November 2013. ISSN 1599-8355.

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• “Cloth, Women and Social Change: Situating Handloom Weaving in Manipur” in
Sakarama Somayaji and Vimal Khawas (ed.). 2012. Environment, Development
and Social Change in Himalayan Region. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.p.
237-272. ISBN 978-81-8370-319-2.
• “Rethinking Cooperatives in Rural Development: A Case Study of Handloom
Weavers’ Cooperatives in Manipur” in the journal Labour & Development, Volume
18, June 2011.p. 65-79. ISSN 0973-0419.
• “Women and Shamanism in Manipur and Korea: A Comparative Study” in Indian
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At VVGNLI, he coordinates training programmes on the themes related to Skill Development
and Employment Generation; Social Protection and Livelihood Security; Fundamentals of
Labour Law; and Labour Administration for government officials, trade union leaders
and representatives from civil society organisations. He is coordinating two courses,
namely Sociology of Labour & Globalisation, and Labour Market, Employment and Social
Protection in North East India especially for young researchers/research scholars working
on labour related issues. He has coordinated an International Training programme on Skill
Development and Employment Generation for the Government Officials from Afghanistan.
He also coordinates a collaborative workshop on Social Security for Unorganised Workers
with Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, Mumbai. He is the Course Director of the
International Training programme on Social Protection in a Globalised Economy under
ITEC/SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
The projects that he has undertaken at VVGNLI are:
• Social Protection in North East India
• Dynamics of Employment of Children and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of
Children in Hazardous Occupations in East and West Jaintia Hills Districts of
Meghalaya
• Evaluation of Multi Skills Development Centres (MSDCs) at Bangalore and Gulbarga,
Karnataka
• Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in the Area of Employment and Industrial
Relations
• Assessment of Trainers’ Requirement for Skilling 500 Million Persons by 2022 with
reference to National Skill Development Policy (Tourism Sector)
• Study to Evaluate Plan Schemes of the Office of Chief Labour Commissioner
(Central)

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Dr. Dhanya M B
Associate Fellow
Ph.D. (Economics)
Dhanya M B is working as Associate Fellow (Faculty) at the V.V. Giri National Labour
Institute. She has obtained Ph.D. from University of Kerala in Economics on the subject
of women empowerment (2008). She is the Associate Coordinator of the Centre for
Labour Market Studies. She had been a member of Tripartite Working Group under
the Chairmanship of Chief Labour Commissioner (C) to facilitate the process of the
ratification of the ILO Convention No. 87 & 98, Ministry of Labour and Employment,
GoI (2013-14).
Currently, she is working on the research studies titled ‘Promoting Youth Employment
& Entrepreneurship: A Study with Special focus on ‘Startups’ (2017) and ‘Quality
Employment Generation in Micro and Small enterprises (MSEs) in India: strategies and
way forward’ (2018). She has completed research studies on ‘Fundamental Principles
and Rights at Work and informal economy in India’ (2013), and ‘Engendering Gender
Statistics (2012), published in NLI Research Study Series. She authored a book titled
‘Rural Women Mobilisation in the Empowerment Process: An Experience from Kerala
State, India (2013)’ and also co-edited a book titled “Worker’s Rights and Practices in
the Contemporary Scenario: an over view (2014) published by VVGNLI.
She is also associated as Reviewer of the Journal published by Elsevier; Article editor
of Sage Open Journal; Panel of expert to evaluate PhD thesis of universities etc. She
coordinates national and international training programmes on different subjects like
Research methods on Gender, poverty and informal economy, Course on various
methods in Microfinance Research, Gender issues in Labour, Youth Employability
Skills, Leadership Development, Social Security, gender issues in the world of work,
Strengthening Awareness on Labour Issues and Laws Pertaining to Women etc. In
addition, she has also coordinated national level workshops/seminar on different
areas related to labour and employment.
She has been invited as resource person/guest faculty/jury member for delivering
lectures by various academic institutions on various themes related to gender, social
security, labour and employment etc. She also delivered lectures in various national
and international programmes organized by VVGNLI. She has been involved in policy
initiatives of Ministry of Labour and employment, Government of India on various
subjects such as comments for 316 Session of Governing Body- ILO on social protection
floors and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; prepared background material
for the 101 ILC at Geneva, examined the ratification of the ILO conventions No 98,
87, 138 &182, etc; comments for recommendation no 149 concerning rural workers
organization under article 19 of the constitution, to mention a few.
She also published several research articles in different journals in national and
international level and chapters in edited books. Some of her article publications
include: Labour Force Participation, Composition, Skill Requirement and Future
Challenges: An investigation for the hill state Uttarakhand (Forthcoming), Rights
at Work and Informal Economy in India: Recent Trends and Challenges (Forth
coming), Engendering Labour Statistics: A Cross Country Comparison of Gender
Differentiated Statistics (Social Change-Sage publications, 2014), Changing Trends
of Gender in Labour Force: Exploring through Labour Statistics (Manpower Journal-
New Delhi, 2012), Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Managing social issues
– perspectives from Capability Approach (Macmillan publisher-New Delhi, 2011),
Women Entrepreneurship through Microfinance (Labour and Development- 2011),
Multidimensional Poverty Index: Relevance and application in Indian Context (Allied
Publishers-New Delhi, 2011), Youth empowerment through microfinance: A case study

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on Yuvashree programme of Rural Kerala (Global Research Publications-New Delhi,
2011), Inclusive growth through financial inclusion (Vijay Nicole Publications-Chennai
2011), Accessing higher education among OBC Muslim: Special reference to Muslim
women in Kerala (VL Media-New Delhi, 2012), Micro finance, Women Empowerment
and Banking Habit: Perspectives on Kerala (THE MicroFINANCE REVIEW-BIRD, 2010),
Women empowerment and microfinance: Case study from Kerala (MPRA Paper-
Germany, 2010), Human Rights and Gender Equality (Discovery Publishers- New Delhi
2009), Indian Youth and Demographic Transition (SSRN Paper- New York, 2010), Book
review on Globalisation, Development and Transition: Conversations with Eminent
Economists (Capital & Class- UK, 2011).
She has presented research papers in national and international conferences organized
by IGIDR, IRMA, RGNIYD, French Institute, Institute of public enterprises etc on
various themes like Indebtedness and Social Exclusion, Relevance of Policy Reforms
on Development: Challenges before Emerging Economies, Redesigning social science
research: Suitable methodologies for public action, to mention a few. She is also
involved in the course writing for Masters programme in Labour and Development
(IGNOU, New Delhi). She was in the editorial board of Awards Digest, Journal of
Labour legislation during 2011-15.
Her current research interest includes: Youth, Labour and Employment; Entrepreneurship,
innovation and Startups, Informal economy and labour rights; Gender statistics and
gender issues in Labour; Microfinance and Public policy.

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Contact Numbers & Email Addresses
Dr. H. Srinivas, IRPS
Director General
Ph.: 0120-2411470, Ext. 232
dg.vvgnli@gov.in

 Mr. Priyadarsan Amitav Khuntia


Faculty Members Associate Fellow
 Dr. S.K. Sasikumar Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 Extn. 251
Senior Fellow M: 9873013064
Ph.: 0120-2411022 p.amitav.vvgnli@gov.in
M:  9818893748  Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum
sasikumarsk2.vvgnli@gov.in Associate Fellow
 Dr. Poonam S. Chauhan Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 Extn. 212
Senior Fellow M: 9818107829
Ph.: 0120-2411486 otojit.vvgnli@gov.in
M:  9899234120
poonamchauhan.vvgnli@gov.in  Dr. Dhanya M.B.
Associate Fellow
 Dr. Helen R. Sekar
Senior Fellow Ph.: 0120-2411533/34/Extn.204
Ph.: 0120-2412498 dhanyamb.vvgnli@gov.in
helenrsekar.vvgnli@gov.in 9582997445
 Dr. Sanjay Upadhyaya Officers
Fellow
Ph.: 0120-2411736  Mr. Harsh Singh Rawat
M: 9210663832 Adminstrative Officer
sanjay.vvgnli@gov.in Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 Ext. 221  

 Dr. Ruma Ghosh M: 9911361290
Fellow ao.vvgnli@gov.in
Ph.: 0120-2411573
rumaghosh.vvgnli@gov.in  Mr.V K. Sharma
Asstt. Administrative Officer
 Dr. Anoop K. Satpathy Ph.: 0120-2411685
Fellow M: 9811599139
Ph.: 0120-2411483 vksharma.vvgnli@gov.in
M: 9811217966
anoopsatpathy.vvgnli@gov.in  Mr. Shailesh Kumar
 Dr. Shashi Bala Accounts Officer
Fellow Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 Ext. 205  
Ph.: 0120-2411776 M: 8192996399
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 Dr. Ellina Samantroy
Fellow Assistant Library and Information Officer
Ph.: 0120-2411533/34 / Extn.223 Ph.: 0120-2411262
M: 9654654282 M: 9911191995
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V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida
Training Programme Calendar for the Year 2018-19

S.No Title of the Programmes Target Groups No. of No. of April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March Course Director/s
Prg. Days
LABOUR ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMMES (LAP)
1. Quasi Judicial Authorities: Role and Quasi-Judicial Officers from Central and 01 04 23-26 Sanjay Upadhyaya
Functions State Governments
2. Towards Generating Quality Employment: Government officials, Labour 02 04 27-30 7-10 S.K. Sasikumar
Challenges and Options Administrators, Researchers
3. Effective Labour Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Officers & Labour 03 05 11-15 29....02 28....01 Sanjay Upadhyaya
Inspectors from State Governments
4. Laws Relating to Equality & Empowerment Labour Enforcements Officers from Central 01 05 2-6 Shashi Bala
of Women and State Governments
5. Leadership Training Programme for Women Labour Enforcement Officers from Central & 01 05 11-15 Shashi Bala
in Law Enforcement State Governments
6. Labour Laws on Social Security and Welfare Social Security Officers of ESIC 01 05 9-13 Ruma Ghosh
7. Induction Training Programme CLS Officers 01 12 weeks 12..........................31 Sanjay Upadhyaya
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PROGRAMMES (IRP)
8. Industrial Relations and Trade Unionism in a HR Executives and Trade Unions Leaders 01 04 22-25 S.K. Sasikumar
Globalising Economy
9. Empowering Trade Union Leaders Plant Level Trade Union Leaders 04 06 14-19 2-7 24-29 12-17 Poonam S. Chauhan
10. Behavioural Skills for Developing Effective Plant Level Trade Union Leaders 02 05 4-8 17-21 Poonam S. Chauhan
Leadership
11. Managing Work Effectively: A Behavioural Executives & Plant level Trade Union 01 04 23-26 Poonam S. Chauhan
Approach Leaders
12. Developing Positive Attitude for Excellence Executives & Plant level Trade Union Leaders 02 05 6-10 17-21 Poonam S. Chauhan
at Work P. Amitav Khuntia
13. Fundamentals of Labour Laws Officers & Plant level Trade Union 02 05 27-31 18-22 Sanjay Upadhyaya
Leaders of Govt., Public and private sector
undertakings
14. Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare in a Officials of Directorate of Factories 01 05 24-28 Ruma Ghosh
Globalising Economy & Construction under State Labour
Departments, Officers of Govt., Public and
private sector undertakings
15. Women Welfare Issues at Workplace Management Personnel and Union Leaders 01 04 1-4 Shashi Bala
from Government, Public and Private Sector
Organisations
16. Enhancing Capacity in Preventing Sexual Internal Complain Committees (ICC) 01 05 14-18 Shashi Bala
Harassment at Workplace
17. Leadership Development Programme for Women management personnel and 01 05 29----2 Dhanya M.B.
Women officials representatives of public and private sector
organizations and trade unions/associations
/federations
18. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Area Management Personnel and Union Leaders 01 05 19-23 Otojit Kshetrimayum
of Industrial Relations from Government, Public and Private Sector
Organisations
19. Managing Human Resources Effectively Management Personnel and Union Leaders 01 05 11-15 P. Amitav Khuntia
from Government, Public and Private Sector
Organisations
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMES (CBP)
20. Training of Trainers Programme for Rural Central Trade Unions & Rural organizers 04 05 9-13 11-15 13-17 26-30 Poonam S. Chauhan
Educators
21. Empowering Rural Women Organizers State & District level Women Trade Union 01 05 9-13 Shashi Bala
leaders from CTUOs
22. Gender Responsive Budgeting Head/village sarpanch 01 05 16-20 Shashi Bala
23. Developing Skill Development Strategies for Representatives of Trade Unions, Skill 01 05 6-10 Shashi Bala
Women Workers in the Informal Economy Development Institutes, NGOs
24. Leadership Development Programme Domestic Workers 01 05 12-16 Shashi Bala
25. Enhancing Competence of Youth Students from universities, colleges/ 01 05 16-20 Dhanya M.B.
Employability Skills research institutions
26. Enhancing Leadership Skills Trade Union Leaders/ Organisers of 01 05 16-20 Poonam S. Chauhan
Transport Workers from CTUOs
27. Enhancing Leadership Skills Trade Union Leaders/ Organisers of Fishery 01 05 27-31 Poonam S. Chauhan
Workers from CTUOs
28. TOT on Gender and Social Security Employers, Trade Union Activists, NGOs, 01 05 25-29 Shashi Bala
LEOs
29. Strengthening Leadership Skills Representatives of Trade Unions/Organisers 02 05 19-23 11-15 Poonam S. Chauhan
of Beedi Workers
30. Labour Laws and International Standards on State Government officials and and Trade 01 05 18-22 Ruma Ghosh
Social Security and Welfare Union Leaders from CTUOs
31. Gender, Work and Health State Government officials and and Trade 01 05 23-27 Ruma Ghosh
Union Leaders from CTUOs
32. Leadership Development Programme: Central Trade Unions, Media 01 05 16-20 P. Amitav Khuntia
Media Sector Representatives
33. Migration and Development: Issues and Policy Makers, Researchers and Social 01 05 30...........03 S.K. Sasikumar
Perspectives Partners
34. Gender, Poverty and Employment Representatives from Government, Civil 01 05 22-26 Shashi Bala
Society, Employers and CTUOs
35. Social Protection and Livelihood Security Trade Union Leaders and Government 01 05 25-29 Dhanya M.B.
Representatives
36. Developing Leadership Skills Women Trade Union Leaders/ Organisers 01 05 10-14 Dhanya M.B.
from CTUOs
37. Social Security for Workers in the Govt. Officials and Rep. Of Trade Unions from 01 05 23-27 Poonam S. Chauhan
Unorganised Sector CTUOs
38. Capacity Building Programme for Stake- Representatives of various stake-holders 01 05 21-25 Sanjay Upadhyaya
holders in the Building and Construction associated with Building and Construction
Sector Work
39. Emerging Perspectives on Gender, Labour Labour Officials, Trade Union Activists, NGOs 01 04 1-4 Ellina Samanatroy
Laws and International Labour Standards
40. Good Governance through Labour Labour Officials from State Governments 01 05 7-11 Otojit Kshetrimayum
Administration and Labour Inspection
41. Orientation Programme on Labour & University Students of Social Science 01 05 13-17 Otojit Kshetrimayum
Globalisation Pursuing Master Degree
42. Skill Development for Youth Employability Master Degree Students from Universities 01 05 28....01 P. Amitav Khuntia
and Entrepreneurship and Institutes

43. Managing Livelihood and Social Protection Government Officials from District level 01 05 3-7 P. Amitav Khuntia
in the Hill Region Administration, NGOs, Skill Imparting
Institutions and Trade Unions Activists in the
Hill Regions
44. Labour Market and Employment Policies Middle and Senior Level Officials on labour 01 05 14-18 Anoop Satpathy
market and employment studies
45. Transitioning from Informality to Formality State and district level Central Trade Union 01 05 18-22 Anoop Satpathy
Leaders
46. Skills and Entrepreneurship Development officials involved with implementation of 01 05 27-31 Anoop Satpathy
vocational education and skill training
programmes
47. Monitoring and Evaluation of Active Labour Government officials and researchers 01 05 29----2 Anoop Satpathy
Market Policies
RESEARCH METHODS PROGRAMMES (RMP)
48. Training Workshop on Labour Market Researchers from universities/colleges/ 01 05 10-14 S.K. Sasikumar
Analysis research institutions
49. Course on Methods in Historical Research Researchers from Universities/colleges/ 01 05 10-14 S.K. Sasikumar
on labour research institutions
S.No Title of the Programmes Target Groups No. of No. of April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March Course Director/s
Prg. Days
50. Course on Qualitative Methods in Labour University/College Teachers & Research 01 12 19-30 Ruma Ghosh
Research Scholars
51. Research Methods in Gender Issues in Young teachers and researchers from 01 12 18----01 Ellina Samantroy
Labour Universities/ College Teachers & Research
Scholars
52. Course on Research Methods in Labour University/ College Teachers & Research 02 12 14-25 17-28 Amitav Khuntia
Studies Scholars Anoop Satpathy
53. Research Methods on Gender, Poverty and University/ College Teachers & Research 01 12 5-15 Dhanya M.B.
the Informal Economy Scholars
CHILD LABOUR PROGRAMMES (CLP)
54. Orientation Programme on Sustained State Government Officials and Social 02 02 To be announced in consultation with respective State /district Helen R. Sekar
Eradication of Child Labour Partners administration and UNICEF
55. Orientation Programme on Sustained District-level Multi-stakeholders 03 02 To be announced in consultation with respective State /district Helen R. Sekar
Eradication of Child Labour administration and UNICEF
56. Sensitization and Awareness Generation State Government Officials and Social 02 03 To be announced in consultation with respective State /district Helen R. Sekar
Programme on Prevention, Identification, Partners administration and UNICEF
Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of
Child Labour
57. Sensitization and Awareness Generation District-level Multi-stakeholders 03 03 To be announced in consultation with respective State /district Helen R. Sekar
Programme on Prevention, Identification, administration and UNICEF
Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of
Child Labour
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES (ITP)
58. Skill Development and Employment Officials from vocational education and skill 01 19 10-28 P. Amitav Khuntia
Generation training and research institutes
59. Enhancing Leadership Skills Officials from Govt. Deptts., Institutions, 01 19 8-26 Poonam S. Chauhan
Officials from Industrial and Service Sector
60. Labour and Employment Relations in a Government functionaries, representatives 01 19 12-30 S.K. Sasikumar
Global Economy of trade unions, employers’ organisations
and research institutions
61. Gender Issues in the World of Work Officials from Government, Institutions, 01 19 03-21 Shashi Bala
Central Trade Unions, Employers’ etc.
62. Social Protection in a Globalised Economy Government Officials & Representative of 01 19 07-25 Otojit Ketrimayumm
Civil Society Organisations
63. Research Methods in Labour Studies Researchers from Govt., universities/ 01 19 04-22 Ellina Samantroy
colleges/research institutions etc.
64. Health Security and Protection of Workers Officials from Government, Institutions, 01 19 04-22 Ruma Ghosh
Industry, Employees organisation &
Employers
NORTH-EASTERN STATES PROGRAMMES (NEP)
65. Fundamentals of Labour Laws Central Trade Union Leaders & NGOs from 02 05 9-13 2-6 Sanjay Upadhyaya
North-Eastern States
66. Leadership Development Programme Central Trade Union Leaders & NGOs from 02 05 21-25 20-24 Poonam S. Chauhan
North-Eastern States Shashi Bala
67. Gender Issues in Labour Central Trade Union Leaders & NGOs from 02 05 23-27 8-12 Shashi Bala
North-Eastern States
68. Gender, Work and Social Protection Central Trade Union Leaders, Government 01 05 25-29 Ellina Samantroy
Officials, Civil Society
69. Good Governance through Labour Labour Officials from State Governments of 01 05 30----------3 Otojit Kshetrimayum
Administration and Labour Inspection North East Region
70. Development Schemes as an Instrument for Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 05 9-13 Otojit Kshetrimayum
Social Protection union & NGOs from North-Eastern States
71. Promoting Entrepreneurship through Skill Govt. officials, Trainers in ITIs, 01 05 27-31 Otojit Kshetrimayum
Development Representatives from Trade union & NGOs
from North-Eastern States
72. Effective Enforcement of Labour Laws in Labour Officials 01 05 8-12 Sanjay Upadhyaya
Unorganised Sector
73. Strengthening Awareness on Labour Issues Central Trade Union Labour Leaders & NGOs 01 05 8-12 Dhanya M.B
and Laws pertaining to Women workers from North-Eastern States
74. Social Protection and Livelihood Security Trade Union Leaders and Government 01 04 7-11 Dhanya M.B.
Officials, NGOs
75. Managing Livelihood and Social Protection Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 05 28..........01 Otojit Kshetrimayum
in the North East (IGNTU, Imphal) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
76. Managing Livelihood and Social Protection Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 05 12-16 Otojit Kshetrimayum
in the North East (NEHU, Shillong) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
77. Skill Development of Women for Development Professionals and Scholars, 01 05 26-30 P. Amitav Khuntia
Employability and Entrepreneurship in North Govt. Officials, NGOs, Trade Unions, Skill
East Region (NEHU) Development Institutions
COLLABORATIVE TRAINING PROGRAMMES (CTP)
78. Training Workshop on Wage Policies Policy makers and researchers specialising in 01 03 5-7 S.K. Sasikumar
(jointly with Department of Labour and wage policies
Skills, Government of Kerala)
79. Social Security for Workers (SLI, West Government officials and and Trade Union 01 03 17-19 Ruma Ghosh
Bengal) Leaders from CTUOs
80. Research Methods in Labour Studies (MILS, University/College Teachers & Research 01 05 3-7 Ruma Ghosh
Mumbai) Scholars
81. Gender, Work and Social Protection (SLI, Central Trade Union Leaders, Rep. From 01 03 11-13 Ellina Samanatroy
Odisha) Government Officials, Civil Society
82. Emerging Perspectives on Gender, Labour Labour Officials, Trade Union Activists, 01 03 25-27 Ellina Samanatroy
Laws and International Labour Standards NGOs,
(SLI, Odisha)
83. Gender and Labour Issues (GIDR. Gujarat). Trade Union Leaders/Organiser from Central 01 03 5-7 Ellina Samanatroy
Trade Unions
84. Fundamentals of Labour Laws (MILS, Labour Leaders & NGOs 01 03 6-8 Sanjay Upadhyaya
Mumbai)
85. Social Security for Unorganised Workers Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 05 10-14 Otojit Kshetrimayum
(KILE, Trivandrum) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
86. Social Security for Unorganised Workers, Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 03 25-27 Ellina Samantroy
Govt. Of Bihar, Patna Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
87. Managing Livelihood and Social Protection Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 03 11-13 P. Amitav Khuntia
(govt. of Andhra Pradesh, amaravathi) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
88. Managing Livelihood and Social Protection Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 03 20-22 Otojit Kshetrimayum
(Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
89. Social Protection and Livelihood Security in Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 03 10-12 Otojit Kshetrimayum
the North East (TISS, Guwahati) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
90. Social Protection and Livelihood Security in Govt. officials, Representatives from Trade 01 05 22-26 Otojit Kshetrimayum
the Hill Region (Kumaun University, Nainital) Unions, NGOs & Research Scholars
91. Quantitative & Qualitative Methods in Research Scholars & Academicians working 01 05 Shashi Bala
Labour Research: A Gender Perspective, in labour issues 31----------4
(MGLI, Ahmedabad)
92. Mainstreaming Gender Equality, (JMI, Officials working on gender issues 01 05 Shashi Bala
25--------01
New Delhi)
93. Research Methodology Course on Inclusion Students, researchers, academicians 01 05 7-11 Shashi Bala
of Labour in Rural India (The Gandhigram
Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu)
94. Developing Leadership Skills (TILS, Chennai) State level women trade union leaders 01 05 6-10 Dhanya M.B.
95. Good Governance for Effective Govt. Officials 01 05 29----2 P. Amitav Khuntia
Implementation of Development
Programmes (KILE, Trivandrum)
96. Managing Livelihood and Social Protection Govt. Officials, NGOs and Trade Unions 01 05 9-13 P. Amitav Khuntia
in the Coastal Regions (MILS) Activists in Coastal Regions
97. Orientation Programme on Labour and M.Phil. & Ph.D. Students/Researchers 01 05 22-26 P. Amitav Khuntia
Development Issues (NCDS)
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