Manpower Development Institute  
The ESI Manpower Development Institute related to the ESI (MB) Scheme, Deptt. of Labour, Govt. of West Bengal has been formed in the month of September, 2007 pursuance to the Govt. Order No. 947-SS/6A-11/2001 (Pt.II) dated 21.9.07 issued by SS Brach, Labour Deptt. Govt. of West Bengal with the concurrence of the Finance Department vide their U/O No.245 Gr.- L (Service) dated 07.09.2007.
The objective of the institute is to create and augment facilities for training in nursing, medical technology and para medical training courses for the purpose of development of manpower resources whose service can be utilized for up gradation and expansion of ESI hospitals, Diagnostic Centres and Service Dispensaries.
The Governing Body
The Governing Body constituted under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Labour Department consists of the following members :
Principal Secretary, Department of Labour, Govt. of West Bengal Chairman
Director, ESI (MB) Scheme, Govt. of West Bengal Vice Chairman
OSD & E.O. Dy. Secretary, Labour Department Member
Dy. Director (Medical), ESI (MB) Scheme Member
Dy. Director (Planning) ESI (MB) Scheme Member
MPO-c-Superintendent, ESI Hospital Maniktala Member
Principal, Nurses’ Training Centre, ESIH Maniktala Member
One G D  M O of ESI M S Cadre (In Charge of Training)
- nominated by Director, ESI (MB) Scheme
Member Convener
Later on i) Superintendent, ESIH Sealdah ii) Asstt. Superintendent, ESIH Sealdah iii) Principal, Nursing Training School, ESIH Sealdah iv) Supeprintendent, ESIH Kamarhati, v) Principal, Nursing Training School, ESIH Kamarhati & vi) Joint Director (Accounts), ESI Directorate were also included in the Governing Body as co-opted members.
Area of Functioning
A) Nurses’ Training Centre (NTC), ESIH Maniktala.
1. Trains in General Nursing and Midwifery Course(GNM)
2. Approved by Indian Nursing Council (INC) as well as West Bengal Nursing Council (WBNC).
3. A 3 & ½ years Diploma Course.
From the current session (2008 – 2009) the number of seats has been enhanced from 20 to 40 seats.
1. Hostel accommodation (compulsory for all trainee students) available. Well maintained library, modernized up graded audio visual teaching aids, computer and yoga training facilities available. Arrangement for field visits.
2. Different extra curricular activities all though the year.
B) Nursing Training School (NTS) at ESI Hospital, Sealdah & Kamarhati.
1. Started functioning from March 2008 with the auspice of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Govt. of India and Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal. The fund for conducting the course is provided by the NRHM.
2. Trains in Auxiliary Nursing & Midwifery, Rural (ANM-R) Course – duration is 1 & ½ year.
3. 45 trainees at NTS, ESIH Sealdah & 55 trainees at ESIH Kamarhati.
4. Approved by WBNC.
5. Both the NTS provides hostel accommodation (compulsory) to all trainees, well maintained library, modernized up graded audio visual teaching aids & field visits.
C) DMLT (Tech) Course at ESI Hospital Maniktala.
1. Started functioning from September 2008.
2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Course.
3. Approved by State Medical Faculty of West Bengal.
4. Number of seats – 10
5. Two years training course.
Future Plans
1. Opening of B Sc. Nursing (condensed) Course at ESI Hospital Maniktala.
2. Training Course for Dialysis Technicians.
3. Training Course for ECG Technicians.
4. Training Course for Radiology Technicians and Optometry Course at ESI Hospital Kamarhati.
Medical Benefits
Dispensary List