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 During the Second Five Year Plan it was felt by the planners that the democraticsociety like ours required an active and intelligent participation of workers in theaffairs of their trade unions and of the country for its speedy socio-economicdevelopment. A strong, free, responsible and democratic trade union movement canmake significant contribution to the realization of better life for workers. Workersshould be trained to play their role effectively for the attainment of socio-economicdevelopment of the country. It was envisaged that Workers Education can help inpreparing the workers and their trade unions to play their role effectively in the task of nation building. It necessitated the Govt. of India in the year 1957 to secure an expertadvice in formulating ''Workers Education Scheme''. As such the Govt. Of India in co-operation with the Ford Foundation appointed an International Team of Experts tosuggest Workers Education Scheme. The Team of Experts submitted its report inMarch, 1957. The recommendations of the Team of Experts were endorsed by theIndian Labour Conference in its 15th Session held in July, 1957. The Indian LabourConference recommended setting up of a semi - autonomous Board for administeringthe Workers Education Scheme.Consequent upon the recommendation, the CentralBoard of Workers Education established in 1958 was registered under the SocietiesRegistration Act XXI of 1860 on 16th September, 1958 as a tripartite society.
Organizational Set-Up[VigilanceCell]
 The Board has its head-quarters at Nagpur. It operates through a network of 50Regional Directorates and 9 Sub-Regional Directorates located in various parts of thecountry. There are six Zonal Directorates at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai,Guwahati and Bhopal to monitor and supervise the training activities of the RegionalDirectorates in their respective ZoneAdministrative Set-up
 The BoardThe Board carries out its activities at three levels viz.National, Regional and Unit and conductsvarious training programs. The national level programs are conducted by thse board's apextraining institute called Indian Institute of Workers Education established in 1970 at Mumbai.The primary aim of establishing the Indian Institute of Workers Education is to enable the Boardto conduct national level training programs for achieving its objectives such as to developstronger and more responsible trade unions, to promote the growth of democratic process in tradeunion organization and administration, to equip organized labour to take its place in a democraticsociety, to inculcate in them 'Nation First' approach based on community of interests etc.The Institute serves as a demonstration and information center and acts as a nucleus aroundwhich specialized schemes for training and education to labour are involved. It also serves as aclearing house of knowledge for Regional and Sub-Regional Directorates of the Board. Itconducts research in developing and perfecting methods and tools of teaching for Indianworkers.The institute is designed to function as an inter-disciplinary training center. The institute furtherdraws upon the experiences of foreign countries in implementation of workers educationprograms and adapts them to fit in the Indian environment. The institute serves as a laboratorywhere certain experiments in the attitudinal changes are carried out.
 Board and Governing BodyThe Board is headed by a part - time non-official Chairman, who is nominated by theGovernment of India. Shri. Ashok Singh is presently the Chairman of the Board. Director of theBoard is the Administrative Head. Dr. Arvind Kumar Drave is currently the Director
Home >> IIWE
Indian Institute of Workers Education
The Indian Institute of Workers Education wasestablished in March 1970by the Central Board forWorkers Education.It is the apex traininginstituteon with fullyequipped training facilitiesand modern amenities viz.Modern Training Hall of International standard,ConferenceHall Auditorium, Hostel,Canteen etc.
Aims And Objectives
 The Aim of establishing IIWE is to enable the Board to conduct National level trainingprogrammes for achieving its objectives, to develop stronger and more responsible trade unions,to promote the growth of democratic process in trade union organization and administration, toequip organized labour to take its place in a democratic society and to inculcate in them the spiritof commonality of interests. In addition to this it also conducts pre-employment course forEducation Officers and refresher and special courses for Regional Directors, Education Officersand staff from time to time.The institute serves as a demonstration and information center and acts as a nucleus around

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