It is a matter of great pleasure that Dr. G. Sanjeeva Reddy, President, INTUC has been elected to the parliament uncontested. This indicates the working class solidarity and his out-standing services for the National and International Trade Union movement.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements in Public life and singular service to the nation, Dr. Reddy an epitome of national leader was conferred with Doctorate by Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi.
Dr. G. Sanjeeva Reddy has been freedom fighter against Nizam Govt. and a crusader for the causes of trade union movement in National and International affairs for several decades.
Dr. Reddy joined the trade union movement as a young worker in 1948 and was elected General Secretary of INTUC Andhra Branch in 1950. He was soon elevated as its President in 1954 which position he continues till today. In addition, he is also the president of premier National Trade Unions in Electricity, Tunnel, Coal, Health, Medical, Engineering, Chemical, Municipal, Cement Workers, Steel Workers, Cigarette and Tobacco Workers.
Dr. Reddy was first elected to coveted post of President, INTUC on 3rd August1994 and since then he has been unanimously elected continuously for the fifth term.
Dr. Reddy’s popularity in International forum is well known. He was elected Vice-President of International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in March 1988 at Melbourne and he has since been re-elected continuously by the World Congress, the last one held at Miyazaki, Japan in 2004. He is attended ILO Conference in Geneva many times and also a member of Indian Delegation for World Summit for Social Development at Copenhagen. He attended World Economic Forum held at New York in 2002.
As a prominent Congress leader, he was first elected MLA in 1962 in Andhra. He was re-elected MLA in 1967 and later appointed as Cabinet Minister A.P. from 1968 to 1971 in Labour, Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Depts. He is the Chairman, AICC Labour Cell and Special Invitee of Congress Working Committee. He is also the member of National Integration Council. In addition, he is associated as member on various committees and boards constituted by the Central Government. He has been the Chairperson of Regional Board for Workers Education, Hyderabad and member of 2nd National Commission on Labour. He has also been the Director A.P. Road Transport Corporation, Hindustan Salts Ltd., Union Bank of India, Hyderabad Allwyn and Vice President of A.P. Productivity Council.
This meeting of the Working Committee felicitates Dr. Reddy for his election to Rajya Sabha and extends its full cooperation to him in discharging his duties as a Parliamentarian.