The Ministry of Labour and Employment has appointed SN Subrahmanyan, the CEO and Managing Director(MD) of Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T Ltd) as the new Chairman of National Safety Council(NSC).
He will be holding the position for a period of 3 years.
Satish Reddy was the last chairman of the NSC who served from 2015 to 2018.
About SN Subrahmanyan:
i.SN Subrahmanyan, was appointed as the CEO & MD of L&T Ltd in 2017, prior to his appointment he served as the Deputy MD and President of the infrastructure business of L&T and contributed in making it as India’s largest and World 14th largest construction organisation.
ii.He joined L&T as a project planning engineer in 1984.
According to the All Asia Executive team survey conducted by the Institutional Investor, SN iii.Subrahmanian ranked as the Top CEO (Sell Side) and 3rd Best CEO (overall).
iv.He was recognized as the CEO of the Year 2019 by CNBC.
Roles of NSC:
i.The major role of NSC is to ensure safety in workplaces under the new Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (OSH Code, 2020).
ii.The NSC will assist the Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes(DGFASLI) to re-write the regulations that govern Occupational Safety, Health(OSH) in India.
iii.The NSC also plays a major role in framing the scheme for 3rd party audit and certification under the OSH code.
The OSH code in India has not been updated for more than 50 years.
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The NSC was established on 4th March, 1966 by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India.
Director General– Lalit Gabhane
Headquarters– Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra