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Labour and Employment Secretary, Apurva Chandra completes his tenure

Labour and Employment Secretary, Apurva Chandra, completed his tenure as Chair of Governing Body of International Labour Organization today after holding the position for the period October 2020 to June 2021.

He has handed over the responsibility of the Chair to Ambassador Anna Jardfelt, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Ministry of Labour and Employment in a statement said that India has assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization after a gap of 35 years.

Midle of the post

During India’s Chairmanship, the sessions of the Governing Body held in October 2020 and March 2021 and the 109th session of the International Labour Conference held in June 2021 were conducted through virtual mode.

All new and innovative procedures for conducting these meetings were developed during his tenure.

Mr Apurva Chandra chaired both the Governing Body sessions, one virtually and the other in person at Geneva.

Despite the adverse effects of COVID-19, all meetings of the Governing Body were held successfully.

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