Malayali retired IAS officer tasked with solving labour woes

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The 1977-barch Malayali officer was picked up for the crucial post by the Union Labour Ministry in view of his vast experience in the field of labour and industrial relations. Bose has a track record of more than 30 years in the field of labour management.

Retired Kerala cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer C V Ananda Bose has been appointed as one-man commission to prepare an action plan for the welfare and development of migrant and contract workers in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.

The 1977-barch Malayali officer was picked up for the crucial post by the Union Labour Ministry in view of his vast experience in the field of labour and industrial relations. Bose has a track record of more than 30 years in the field of labour management. He had pioneered several new initiatives during his term as principal secretary of labour under Kerala government.

Bose, who served as vice-president of the standing committee of the Indian Labour Conference, is now principal adviser to National Heritage Project, Chairman of the Govt. of India Public Sector Undertakings, Central Warehousing Corporation & Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd.

He is the founder of many innovative movements and institutions in the field of affordable housing, good governance, science and technology. The pioneering institutions set up by him such as Nirmithi Kendra (Building Centre), District Tourism Council and Habitat Alliance have been replicated at the national and global level.

He was also Founder Director General of the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Head of India’s National Museum and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES).

A prolific writer and columnist, Dr. Bose has published 20 books in English and Malayalam including novels, short stories, poems and essays. Some of his books have become best sellers. He has won 31 national and international awards, including UN Global Best Practice (four times), National (special) Habitat Award of the Govt of India and the prestigious Jawahar Lal Nehru Fellowship.

The new assignment is a big challenge as the covid has not only rendered millions of workers jobless across the country but is also set to change the labour market drastically post-Covid. On May Day, he held detailed discussions with the representatives of labour unions, employers and senior officers of the ministry of labour on the short-term and long-term measures to be taken to mitigate the sufferings of the guest workers and other workmen.

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