Shri V. B. Sant is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT, Mumbai with a PG Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Shri Sant started his professional career with Escorts and Hero Honda Motors in the Project Management area and was instrumental in planning and commissioning of the Hero Honda 'CD 100' Motorcycle Project in a record time of 14 months. He was a faculty for Mechanical Engineering at Chandrapur Engineering College.
Prior to joining NSC as DDG in August, 09, Shri Sant worked for 20 years in Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Mumbai under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India. He served there as Faculty for various training courses and as a resource person for a number of studies conducted by the Central Labour Institute. He was also associated with formulation and execution of three ILO projects. He was involved in organizing six All India Conferences of Chief Inspectors of Factories and two Conferences of Inspectors of Dock Safety. He was also associated with the Working Group constituted by the Planning Commission for preparation of the report on Occupational Safety and Health for the 10th Five-Year Plan.
As Director-In-Charge, Factory Advice Service Division in DGFASLI, he was closely involved in preparation of the proposal on comprehensive amendments to the Factories Act, 1948.
Shri Sant has worked on various Committees, Working Groups, Task Forces constituted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and Conferences of Chief Inspectors of Factories and DGFASLI relating to OSH.