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All India Survey on Domestic Workers

All India Survey on Domestic Workers- Relevance for UPSC Exam

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All India Survey on Domestic Workers- Context

  • Recently, the Union Minister for Labour and Employment flagged off the first-ever All India Survey on Domestic workers in India.

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All India Survey on Domestic Workers- Key Points

  • About All India Survey on Domestic Workers: The first All India Survey on Domestic workers is being conducted by Labour Bureau, Labour and Employment Ministry.
    • The first all-India Survey on Domestic Workers is expected to be completed in a year.
  • Coverage All India Survey on Domestic Workers: All India Survey on Domestic Workers survey would cover 37 States and Union Territories, covering 1.5 lakh households in 742 districts.
  • Key Objectives: All India Survey on Domestic Workers have the following key objectives-
    • All India Survey on Domestic Workers aimed at estimating the proportion of domestic workers at the national level and in the States;
    • All India Survey on Domestic Workers also aims to find out the proportion of domestic workers who live-in/live-out, engaged in informal employment and migrant/non-migrant;
    • All India Survey on Domestic Workers is expected to find out wages of such informal workers; and other socio-economic factors.
  • The questionnaire of the All India Survey on Domestic Workers would include details about
    • The size of the household,
    • Religion,
    • Social group,
    • Monthly consumption expenditure
    • The nature of the dwelling unit and
    • Information about the domestic workers including their age, social group, migrant status, duration of work and type of remuneration, would be collected as well.

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All India Survey on Domestic Workers- Significance

  • Inclusion of domestic help: The All India Survey on Domestic Workers survey would include details of the number of households with live-in/live-out domestic workers and the average number of workers engaged by various kinds of households.
  • Estimation of Covid-19 Impact: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on wages would also be a part of the All India Survey on Domestic Workers survey.
  • Help in Governance: All India Survey on Domestic Workers would also help government and other policymakers towards evidence-based, data-driven policy formulation.
  • Official Data on Informal Sector: Though domestic workers were a significant part of the total informal sector employment, there was a lack of data on the employment conditions.

 

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