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Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development(DTNBWED)

Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development(DTNBWED) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Started in 1958, the Workers Education Scheme in India has been playing a very significant role in our national development; creating an enlightened and disciplined work force and bringing about desirable behavioural changes in our workforce in the organized, unorganized and rural sectors. It gets grants-in-aid from the Ministry of Labour & Employment to operate its activities. The Scheme of Workers Education aims at achieving the objectives of creating and increasing awareness and educating the workforce for their effective participation in the socio-economic development of the country.

The Board has its Headquarters at New Delhi. It operates through a network of 50 Regional Directorates and 06 Sub-Regional Directorates located at various parts of the country. There are 06 Zonal Directorates located at Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bhopal to monitor and supervise the training activities of the Regional Directorates in the respective Zone.

The Board’s activities are carried out at three levels viz. National, Regional and Unit. The National Level Programmes are conducted by Board’s Apex Training Institute i.e., Indian Institute of Workers Education (IIWE) established in 1970 at Mumbai.

The Board comprises representatives of Central Govt., Central Organizations of Workers, Central Organizations of Employers, representatives of State Governments and Educational Bodies. The affairs of the Board are managed by Governing Body elected from amongst the members of the Board.

At the Regional Directorate level, Tripartite Regional Advisory Committees are constituted to review the progress of the scheme, to recommend measures for proper implementation of the programmes and to guide the work of Regional Directorates.

Introduction of New Programmes:-

During the year 2022-2023, the Board’s Programmes were modified as per the recommendations of the Roadmap Committee constituted by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.

Following Programmes were introduced during 2022-2023 –

    Organized Sector
  • 1. Capacity Building Programme – 4 Modules
  • 2. Training of Trainer Programme (TOT) – 10 Modules
  • 3. Sensitization programme for activists of Trade Unions and Federations – 6 Modules
  • 4. Modular Training Programme (MTP) – 2 Modules
  • 5. Modular Training Programme for Self-Generation of Funds – 2 Modules/4 Modules/6 Modules
  • 6. Board provides assistance for conducting trainings in tune with objectives of Workers Education through Trade Unions for Capacity Building of Trade Unions - 6 Modules

    Unorganized Sector/Rural Sector
  • 1. Training of Trainers (TOT)
  • 2. Short Term Training Programme (STTP)
  • 3. Sponsored Short Term Training Programme (SSTTP)
  • 4. Shramik Chaupal
  • These programmes were introduced after the due approval by Governing Body in its 179th meeting held at New Delhi and subsequent approval of the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The new pattern was made into effect since October, 2022.

    MOU between Ministry of Labour & Employment and Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development for 2023-24 (Download PDF) pdf logo(1.79 MB)

    Information on the grants-in-aid released in accordance with the provisions of Rule 230(2) of GFRs, 2017 (Download PDF) pdf logo(1.79 MB)

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