Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
Indian National Trade Union Congress
Founded3 May 1947 (77 years ago) (3 May 1947)
Headquarters4, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, New Delhi
30+ million
Key people
G. Sanjeeva Reddy (President)

The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) is a national trade union centre in India. Founded on 3 May 1947 and is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation. The INTUC claims a membership of over 30 million.[1]

Early years

The foundation of INTUC on 3 May 1947 just 3 months before India attained independence.

Acharya JB Kripalani, who was then President of the Indian National Congress inaugurated the Founding conference of INTUC. Among the distinguished leaders who attended the opening session were Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Shankarrao Deo, Jagjivan Ram, B. G. Kher, OP Mehtab, Aruna Asaf Ali, Ram Manohar Lohia, Ashoka Mehta, Ramchandra Sakharam Ruikar, Maniben Patel and other prominent trade unionists.[2]

INTUC Congress relationship

Since inception, INTUC has been maintaining very close relationship with AICC. On several occasions there have been discussions over the relationship between INTUC and AICC and the need for having continuous dialogue between the two organisations on issues of mutual interests. In order to have regular interaction between the INTUC & AICC a five-member committee was appointed by the AICC in 1967 and Gulzarilal Nanda was the convener. Similarly during 2002, an advisory committee was formed under the chairmanship of Pranab Mukherjee. Three general secretaries represented AICC in the committee. On behalf of INTUC, G. Sanjeeva Reddy president, then general secretary and two vice-presidents represented. Later G. Sanjeeva Reddy was included in the CWC.


The INTUC's current affiliates are:[3]



# Name Took office Left office
1 Dr. Suresh Chandra Banerjee May 1947 October 1947
2 Harihar Nath Shastri October 1947 May 1949
3 Khandubhai Kasanji Desai May 1949 October 1952
4 Michael John December 1952 December 1953
5 S. R. Vasavada December 1953 January 1955
6 G. D. Ambekar January 1955 May 1956
7 S. R. Vasavada May 1956 January 1958
8 Gopala Ramanujam January 1958 April 1960
9 Michael John April 1960 June 1962
10 Dr. Mrs. Maitreyee Bose June 1962 May 1963
11 Kashinath Pandey May 1963 December 1964
12 Dr. G. S. Melkote December 1964 December 1965
13 V. V. Dravid December 1965 May 1968
14 Abid Ali Jaferbhai May 1968 May 1969
15 Gulzarilal Nanda May 1969 February 1970
16 Dr. Mrs. Maitreyee Bose February 1970 November 1971
17 Bijoy Chandra Bhagavati[4] November 1971 October 1978
18 Anant Prasad Sharma October 1978 November 1980
19 N. K. Bhatt[5] November 1980 May 1984
20 Pt. Bindeshwari Dubey[6] May 1984 March 1985
21 Gopala Ramanujam March 1985 3 August 1994
22 G. Sanjeeva Reddy 3 August 1994 Incumbent

See also


  1. ^ Sundar, Shyam (17 January 2023). "Are 2002 trade union membership statistics time-frozen for years to come? – The Leaflet". Retrieved 17 February 2024.
  2. ^ India Business Yearbook 2009 Career Launcher India Ltd - 2009by - Page 284 The Congress INTUC was born on May 3, 1947 as a historic necessity, just before India attained independence. ... Its founders included Ashok Mehta, RS Ruikar, Maniben Patel..Later,..
  3. ^ "Industrial Federation". Indian National Trade Union Congress. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  4. ^ Hazarika, Sanjoy (14 October 2000). Strangers of the Mist: Tales of War and Peace from India's Northeast. Penguin UK. ISBN 9788184753349.
  5. ^ "Rajya Sabha elections: Rajiv Gandhi scores a clean victory over virtually everybody else in Congress(I)".
  6. ^ "Bihar CM Bindeshwari Dubey fights Jagannath Mishra, mafia gangs in battle for Dhanbad".