Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
The Industrial Council should meet annually, and its venue might with advantage be changed from year to year so as to enable it to visit the leading industrial centres in turn. This would give the members the advantage of seeing industrial and labour developments in other centres than their own and of stimulating interest in labour matters in different provinces. We have considered the possibility of giving the Council a permanent head who would both preside over the sessions and conduct the administrative work of the organisation throughout the year, as in the case of the Agricultural Research Council. But we think it would be better to follow in this respect the example of the International Labour Organisation. Our proposals are inspired partly by the example of that organisation, and we hope that the conference will be able to meet on the smaller stage of India the needs which that organisation was created to supply in the international world. We recommend, therefore, that the President of the Council should be elected by it at each annual session, and that the chief executive officer of the conference, who will be a permanent official responsible to it for the current business throughout the year, should act as the secretary of the Council at its annual conference. We believe that this system would be more economical than providing both a permanent secretary and a permanent president, and that it will better secure the independence of the Council.