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Subesh Das Director General, Administrative Training Institute, West Bengal

Subesh Das is presently working as the Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and worked in different positions for the Government of West Bengal. During 1995–1996, he received a fellowship under the Colombo Plan for training in the United Kingdom and earned a master’s degree in Economics in Social Development at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Swansea, UK. He worked as Labor Commissioner, West Bengal, in two phases: 1992–1995 and 1996–1999. As Labor Commissioner he was engaged in matters relating to conciliation of industrial disputes, enforcement of labor laws and collective bargaining agreements, labor welfare, and labor rights in West Bengal. After working in the government for seventeen years, Mr Das joined the Ph.D. program in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, United States. He has published articles in journals and edited volumes.