On May 6, 2020, D P S Negi, a 1985 batch IES (Indian Economic Services) officer has assumed charge as Director General (DG) of Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour and Employment by replacing B N Nanda. In addition, he also takes charge as Senior Labour & Employment Advisor of the ministry.
It is for the first time a dual duty has been given to an IES officer.Key Points:
i.Prior to this appointment, Negi worked as Advisor of Finance, MSME(Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises)ministry.
ii.He also served as Director of Social Security In Ministry of Labour and Employment & Chief Executive Officer (Director and Head of Department) in the National Buildings Organization, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MHUA) from 2006-2014.
iii.He played a key role in taking reforms and amendments in five Social Security Legislations and Acts, including EPF & MP Act, 1952 & got his credit for housing for all projects worth Rs 1,20,000 crore.
About Labour Bureau: It collects and analyse data related to workers, employment, and retail inflation.
About Ministry of Labour and Employment:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Santosh Gangwar