4(b)(i) Particulars of its organization, functions and duties –

The Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED) (erstwhile Central Board for Workers Education), an autonomous body under the   Ministry of Labour was established by the Govt. of India to implement the Workers Education Scheme.  The DTNBWED is committed at achieving the objectives of creating and increasing awareness and educating the workforce for their effective participation in the socio-economic development of the society, industry and nation as a whole.

The CBWE endeavors to widen the awareness of the workers and exposes them to the best practices in the employment, industry and government and to train them in techniques of trade unionism.  The DTNBWED also aims to bringing about consciousness among workers about their rights, duties and responsibilities and awareness generation about the activities /schemes being implemented for the welfare of workers working in rural and unorganized sectors. The Board has if Headquarter at Nagpur and 50 Regional Directorates all over India.

Organisational Chart - 

Functions -

It organizes different types of training programmes for the workers of organized, unorganized and rural sectors at the National, Regional, Unit and Village level with the aim to facilitate empowerment process amongst workers. The Board extends financial support in the form of Grants-in-Aid to the registered Trade Unions and other institutions for conducting their own Workers Education Programmes.

Objectives of the Board –

  1. To strengthen among all sections of the working class, including rural workers, a sense of     patriotism, national integrity, unity, amity, communal harmony, secularism and pride in being an Indian.
  2. To equip all sections of workers, including rural workers and women workers, for their intelligent participation in social and economic development of the nation in accordance with its declared objectives.
  3. To develop amongst the workers a greater understanding of the problems of their social and economic environment, their responsibilities towards family members, and their rights and obligations as citizens, as workers in industry and as members and officials of trade union.
  4. To develop capacity of workers in all aspects to meet the challenges of the country from time to time.
  5. To develop strong, united and more responsible trade unions and to strengthen democratic processes and traditions in the trade union movement through more enlightened members and better trained officials.
  6. To empower the workers as employees of the organization and to develop sense of belongingness as effective instruments of amicable industrial relations and maintaining industrial peace.
  7. To meet the needs of workers to have access to ways of acquiring and continuous up gradation of knowledge and skills that they require to find and hold a job

 Rural Workers Education –

  1. To promote among rural workers, critical awareness of the problems of their socio-economic environment and their privileges and obligations as workers, as members of the village community and as citizens.
  2.  To educate the rural workers to enhance their self-confidence and build-up a scientific attitude.
  3. To educate rural workers in protecting and promoting their individual and social interests.
  4. To educate rural workers in developing their organizations through which they can fulfill socio-    economic functions and responsibilities in rural economy and strengthen democratic, secular, and socialist fiber of rural society. Hence motivating rural workers for family welfare planning  and to  combat social evils.

Vision –

DTNBWED erstwhile CBWE dedicates itself in creation of values in training and education to promote inclusive growth, harmony and sustainability in all segments of workforces and social partners of production and services in organized, rural and unorganized sectors for igniting the minds of learners in their fields of accomplishment.

Mission –

  1. To develop patriotism among the workforce of India with commitment to communal harmony and national integration.
  2. To develop greater understanding of the issues concerning the society for equipping those to shoulder higher level responsibilities and intelligent participation of the workforce in the socio-economic and cultural development of the nation.
  3. To build the competence of the trade unions through enlightened members to instill sensitive and responsible internal leadership and to ensure that workers education becomes a cardinal feature of trade union functions.
  4. To strengthen the workforce in rural, organized and unorganized sectors by imparting knowledge, information, skill, tools, techniques and support to form co-operative societies, self-help groups and other forms of self employment and livelihood promotions for contributing intelligently to the overall development and inclusive growth of the nation.
  5. To bring out dormant creative capacities of each from within the workforce by encouraging scientific thinking and awakening spiritual powers to lead a value based life, which will take them to the level of self-actualization.
  6. To continually improve the competence of the employees of DTNBWED through training, communication, research, consultancy, ethical practices, and by reaching people to be capable of carrying out the activities of international standards.


4(b)(ii) The Powers and Duties of its officers and employees –

The Director General prescribes the duties of all officers and staff of the Board and exercise supervision and disciplinary control, subject to the orders, rules and by-laws of the Board. An Annexure containing duties and responsibilities of Zonal Director, Regional Director, Senior Education Officer, and Education Officer as per Administrative Manual (Download PDF) copy.

4(b)(iii) The Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability –

The procedure followed under Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED) (erstwhile Central Board for Workers Education) (Staff and Conditions of Service) Regulation, 1962 (Download PDF page 1-10 of RR)


4(b)(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions –

The Board has its prescribed sections/divisions at Head Office level for discharge of the functions by various designated appropriate authorities viz. Administration Division, Education Division, Accounts Division.

At Zonal and Regional Level the Officers  discharge its functions stated at Page no. 46-58 of the Administrative Manual (Download PDF)


4(b)(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees  for discharging its functions –

Following are the documents used for various purposes:

  1. Administrative Manual (Download)
  2. Service Conditions of the Board and Recruitment Rules (Download)
  3. Rules and Regulations of the Board (Download)
  4. Training Manual (Download)


4(b)(vi) A statement of the categories of the documents that are held by it or under its control –

The Board held its Annual Reports and Audited Accounts annually published which are uploaded on the official web site for last five years. Further the Agenda items and minutes of the various meetings of Governing Body, Annual General, Finance Sub-Committee and IIWE Managing Committee are maintained.


4(b)(vii) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof  –

Rules and Regulations of The Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED) (erstwhile Central Board for Workers Education) registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. The representatives of the Board Members nominated by Government of India –

  1. Chairman nominated by Government of India.
  2. Three representatives of Government of India.
  3. Six representatives of the Organizations of Workers.
  4. Six representatives of the Organizations of Employers.
  5. One representative of Universities, nominated by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission.
  6. Four representatives of the State Governments, who shall be nominated in rotation of two years term by the Government of India.
  7. One representative of Associations Working in the field of Workers Education or Adult Education.
  8. Director General, DTNBWED (erstwhile CBWE).


4(b)(viii) The statements of the boards councils, committees, and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public –

The Board has following committees as per rules :

  • Annual General
  • Governing Body
  • Finance Sub-Committee
  • IIWE Managing Committee
  • Regional Advisory Committee
  • Sexual Harassment Committee


4(b)(ix) A directory of its Officers and employees


Chairman Office
Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education & Development 
7/10, Room No.21-22, Jam Nagar House, 

New Delhi-110011  

Name and Designation 


E-mail Address 

Shri Virjesh Upadhyay

Tele Fax : 011-23073175 











Head Office
Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education & Development  
North Ambazari Road, 

Name and Designation


E-mail Address

Shri Harsh Vaidya
Director General

Ph - 0712-2233313, 2232314, Ext.201


Dr. Onkar Sharma
Additional Director I/C

Ph - 0712-2233313, 2232314


Shri C.S. Rao
Financial Adviser I/C

Ph - 2231155, 2232314 Ext.234


Shri S.K. Roy
Deputy Director (Edn.)I/C

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2232462, Ext.203


Smt Pradeep K. Moon
Deputy Director(H.Q.) I/c

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2232462, Ext.202


 Research Officer

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2232462, Ext.215


Shri Ramesh Babu

Chief Vigilance Officer

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2232462, Ext.211


Shri Praveen Sen
Education Officer (Edn.)

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2231154, Ext.240


Shri Abhijeet Chawak
Education Officer (IT)

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2231154, Ext.239


Shri Rajesh Banubakode
Accounts Officer I/C

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2231155, Ext.210


Shri B.V. Ramesh Babu
Assistant Director (OL)

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2231154, Ext.214


Shri R. B. Kodape
Assistant Director

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2231154, Ext.226


Shri H. G. Purohit
Assistant Director

Ph - 0712-2232314, 2231154, Ext.219









































Indian Institute of Workers Education
Shramik Shikshan Bhavan, 1st & 2nd Floor, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, 
Near Kurla Court, Kurla(W), Mumbai – 400070 

Name and Designation 


E-mail Address 

Shri R.M. Madavi
Deputy Director (Trg.) I/C

Tele Fax : 022-26503532, 26503965 


Shri R.M. Madavi
Training Officer 

Ph – 022-26503532 


Dr. Asmita Deshmukh

Ph – 022-26503532 














Zonal Directorates

Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education & Development

Name and Designation


E-mail Address

Shri S.K. Roy
Zonal Director (EZ) I/c

East Zone

Ground Floor, 238, Shantipally, 
E. M. Bypass, Ballygunge Connector, 


Shri M.N. Salam
Zonal Director (NEZ) I/c


North East Zone

Housefed Complex, 
Beltoda,Basistha Rd, 
Guwahati-781006 (Assam)


Smt. Seema Dwiwedi Mishra
Zonal Director (NZ) I/C

North Zone                       

Zonal Directorate (North Zone)
Employment Exchange Building,
Pusa Road, 
New Delhi -110013.



 Smt. T.K. Lissy
Zonal Director (SZ) I/C


South Zone

Zonal Directorate (South Zone)
Module-42 to 45, 2nd Floor, 
Readymade Garment Complex, 
Thiruvi-Ka Industrial Estate,  Guindy,



Shri Pradeep K. Moon
Zonal Director (WZ) I/C