The General Council, the apex governing body of VVGNLI, lays down the broad policy parameters for the functioning of the Institute and provides a general direction to its activities. Essentially a tripartite body, it comprises of members representing the Central Government, Trade Union Federations, Employers’ Organisations, Eminent contributors to the field of labour. The Union Minister of Labour and Employment is the President of the Council.
The Executive Council is constituted by the General Council to administer and manage the affairs of the Institute. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India is the Chairperson of the Executive Council.