National Policy for Domestic workers

A draft National Policy for Domestic workers is under consideration of the Government.

The salient features of the Policy are as under:

#Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the existing legislations

#Domestic workers will have the right to register as workers with the State Labour Department. Such registration will facilitate their access to rights & benefits accruing to them as workers.

#Right to form their own associations , trade unions

#Right to have minimum wages, access to social security, protection from abuse, harassment, violence

#Right to enhance their professional skills

#Protection of Domestic Workers from abuse and exploitation who are recruited to work abroad

#Domestic Workers to have access to courts, tribunals, etc.

#Establishment of a mechanism for regulation of placement agencies.