CONSTITUTION OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Labour Employment & Industrial Training Department was established under the Government of Mizoram in the year 1981. The name was changed into Labour Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department (LESDE) 14th June, 2017. The Department is constituted with the Director/Labour Commissioner as the Head of the Department. The Labour Commissioner functions as the Chief Conciliation Officer, Registrar of Trade Unions, Director of Employment and Industrial Training etc. He is assisted by Joint Director and Deputy Director. On the Labour side he is assisted by the Deputy Labour Commissioner and also by the Labour Officer. On the Employment side by the District Labour & Employment Officers and Employment Officers; and on the training side by the Principals of Government ITIs.
Recently, The Mizoram State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mission (MZSSED) was established, Director LESDE Department was the Mission Director and Joint Director LESDE was the Additional Mission Director.
BOARDS UNDER LESDE
1. MIZORAM BUILDING AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKER’S WELFARE BOARD (MBOCWWB) :
The Mizoram Building and Other Construction Worker’s Welfare Board (MBOCWWB) was constituted in the year 2010 with the Hon’ble Minister LESDE Department as the chairman. It was constituted to provide various facilities and financial assistance to the construction workers. Any worker between the age of 18 to 60 years in construction of Buildings and related works for not less than 90 days in a year are eligible for registration under the board.
2. MAN POWER DEVELOPMENT BOARD:
Man power Development Board is one of the 14 Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP) Board inaugurated by the Hon' ble Chief Minister of Mizoram on 1st November, 2019. As SEDP aims to be an exemplary development policy for other Northeast states in development of the social sector as well as economic sectors, the concern Board execute and monitor the policy to facilitate different development works and projects in its respective line.
Man Power Development Board is headed by hon’ble Chief Minister and Pu Zothantluanga, the Hon'ble MLA acting as Vice- Chairman and is assisted by 4 staff i.e 2 (two) LDCs and 2) Group D Staff.
MIZORAM YOUTH COMMISSION
The Mizoram Youth Commission was set up by an Act of the Mizoram State Legislature Dr.Vanlaltanpuia MLA is the present Chairman of MYC. It has been given statutory responsibility for promotion, exploration and enhancement of youth welfare.
The commission has been concentrating its activity in providing coaching and guidance in the following activities.
1. UPSC Online & Offline Coaching.
2. IIT-JEE & NEET Coaching.
3. Combined Defence Service.
4. Army Recruitment.
5. SSC & Banking.
6. Military Nursing.
7. GARUD – Indian Air Force
It also includes Allied Services and placements, Skills training and Vocational courses, employment generation and other youth programmes.
The dawn of the 21st Century brings with it overwhelming aspirations in the lives of the youths and the new generation. The youths are the backbone of a society and they are the real stake-holders in writing the future of the society. For years, the youths of Mizoram have been coming forwarded in expressing their desire to have a separate functionary of the Government to look after their welfare in all aspects. Consequently, the Mizoram Youth Commission Bill, 2008 was passed by the Mizoram Legislative Assembly on April 2, 2008 and received the assent of the Governor on April, 2008.
The MYC is mandated to provide a new World for the youth. The Commission has been concentrating its activity in providing coaching and guidance for All India Services and Allied Services, State Services and placements of job seekers, Skill training and vocational courses, employment generation and other youth programmes.
MIZORAM COUNCIL FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING (MCVT)
Mizoram Council for Vocational Training (MCVT) was notified by Govt. of Mizoram in 2008. It was operationalized under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Minister, LESDE Deptt. Secretary to Govt. of Mizoram, LESDE Deptt. as Vice-Chairman and Director, LESDE Deptt. As Member Secretary till date. The Governing Body consist of members from LESDE Deptt., Works Deptt. and representatives from Trade Unions.
Mizoram Council for Vocational Training (MCVT) regulates the functioning of entities engaged in both long & short-term vocational training in the state and establishes minimum standards for the functioning of such entities. The major functions of MCVT would be recognition and regulation of Awarding Bodies, Assessment Agencies, and Skill related Information Providers; approval of Qualifications; monitoring and supervision of recognized entities and grievance redressal focusing mainly on the existing three Govt. Industrial Training Institutes of the state. Besides monitoring the existing skill training of the state, the state Govt. participate in numerous infrastructure development and skill strengthening project through MCVT.
The Mizoram Council for Vocational Training (MCVT) enables integration of fragmented regulatory system and infuses quality assurance across the entire vocational training value chain amongst youth of the state leading to better outcomes.
1. Unemployed youths seeking employment.
2. Students seeking admission for formal training in the Industrial training institute at the certificate level.
3. School dropouts and wards of socially and economically weaker sections/women willing to pursue skill development through non-formal training under short-term programmes.
4. The trade Union organizations, employer organizations, training providers, labour court and tribunals are the stakeholders. Our clients are the workers with special focus on the workers particularly engaged in vulnerable unorganized sectors.
Our commitment to the clients:
1. Speedy and timely Redressal of grievances of workers and other clients;
2. Improve effectiveness of the conciliation machinery to resolve disputes;
3. Transparency in working of the Department by creating an internet based system.