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INDIA ASSUMES CHAIRMANSHIP OF GOVERNING BODY OF ILO AFTER A GAP OF 35 YEARS

INDIA ASSUMES CHAIRMANSHIP OF GOVERNING BODY OF ILO AFTER A GAP OF 35 YEARS

Context

India has been given the chairmanship of the ILO after a gap of 35 years. The secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Apurva Chandra has been appointed as the chairman of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Details

  • He has been elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the ILO for the period October 2020-June 2021.
  • The executive body of the ILO which is the governing body meets in March, June and November annually (i.e three times in a year)
  • It decides on the policies, agenda, draft program, and budget to be undertaken by the ILO in addition to the election of the Director-General. Currently, there are 187 members of ILO.

About Governing Body (GB)

  • It is the topmost executive body of the ILO, which makes policies, agenda, budget, programmes and elects the Director-General.
  • It consists of 66 deputy members (28 Governments, 19 Employers and 19 Workers) and 56 titular members (28 Governments, 14 Employers and 14 Workers).
  • 10 (India, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the UK and the USA) of the titular government seats are permanently held by States of chief industrial importance. 

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