CITU Full Form

What is the Full form of CITU?

The full form of CITU is the Centre of Indian Trade Unions. It is one of India’s main CTU (Central Trade Unions). As their trade union wing, it is politically aligned with the communist party. It has a significant presence in the state of Tripura in India and a good presence in Kerala & West Bengal. It has an average influence in Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh. In 2002, CITU had about 3,222,532 representatives, according to figures from the Ministry of Labour.

It represents employees in all business areas, including employees in the manufacturing and services sectors such as steel, pharmaceuticals, coal, electricity, building, road, rail, textiles and so on.

Main objectives of CITU

  • CITU insists on socialism and operates with the conviction that by socializing all factors of production like distribution & exchange and creating a socialist state, exploitation of the working class can be prevented.
  • The key goal, therefore, is to fight against any interference into the economic & social rights of employees and to seek to improve their rights and liberties.

The CITU office bearers

  • Chairperson
  • Vice president
  • General secretary
  • Treasure
  • Secretaries

Various composition of CITU

The CITU comprises the following divisions

  • The Affiliated Unions
  • The general council
  • The General Council or working Committee
  • The State Conference, The state councils and the state committees
  • At the special session of the CITU Conference, the delegates gathered together

Conference CITU

The CITU General Session takes place once every three years. It is recognized as the CITU Conference and is CITU’s primary law of authority. Below are some of its roles or abilities

  • Adopting CITU policies and making required adjustments to them in the interests of the working class
  • Find the issues of state committees and constituent organizations and introduce resolutions on problems for the development of the working class.
  • Allows decisions relating to membership and disaffiliation of labour unions
  • Conducts a general council & office bearers election
  • The present Constitution may be modified or changed if appropriate.
  • The present Constitution may be modified or changed if appropriate.
  • The verified statement of accounts is checked and accepted and decisions are made in compliance with the Constitution of the CITU.


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