Condition of domestic workers

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Ministry of Labour and Employment has enacted four Labour Codes by subsuming 29 central labour laws. The new Labour Codes, viz Code on Wages, 2019, Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2020 and Social Security Code, 2020 provide inter-alia for decent working conditions, wages, safety, grievance redressal mechanisms and other social security benefits to all categories of workers including domestic workers.

Labour Bureau, an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment has undertaken an All India Domestic Workers Survey. The survey has been conducted by selecting the sample households based on multi-stage sampling design wherein, data on various socio-economic aspects of domestic workers are collected which, inter-alia, include size of household, social group, economic activity etc.

The Ministry of Labour & Employment has also launched eSHRAM portal, a National Database of the Unorganised Workers including domestic workers. It has been made available to the States/UTs for registration of unorganised workers including domestic & household workers. As on 28th July, 2023, 2.81 crore domestic & household workers have registered on e-SHRAM portal.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.



Source PIB