Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav today flagged off the first ever All All India Survey on Domestic workers being conducted by Labour Bureau, Chandigarh.Domestic workers (DWs) constitute a significant portion of total employment in the informal sector. However, there is a dearth of data on the magnitude and prevailing employment conditions of DW. Hence with the view to have time series data on domestic workers, Government of India has entrusted Labour Bureau to conduct an all-India survey on DWs.
On the occasion, Shri Yadav also released instruction manual with questionnaire for All India Survey on Domestic workers, which will cover 37states/UT’s and 742 Districts across the length and breadth of the country.
Speaking on this occasion,the Union Minister said that this is for the first time in Independent India that such Nationwide survey is being conducted and this shows the commitment of government towards having an evidence based, data driven policy which will help in targeted and last mile delivery of services &achieve the goal of “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswas” under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi. The Minister further stated that all these All India Surveys &the e-shram portal will be game changer & have set New standards in data driven Policies.