Centre plans to give legal status to 47.5 lakh domestic workers | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Centre plans to give legal status to 47.5 lakh domestic workers

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The labour and employment ministry is set to give legal status to domestic workers in the country by formulating a national policy that will ensure minimum wages and equal remuneration for around 47.5 lakh domestic workers in India including 30 lakh women.

In a notice seeking public opinion, it said, “The aim is to explicitly and effectively expand the scope of applicable legislations, policies and schemes to grant domestic workers rights that are enshrined in laws for other category of workers’.

According to the notice, a national policy would facilitate recognition of domestic help as ‘workers,’ with the right to register with the state labour department. “Ministry of labour and employment is considering to formulate a national policy for domestic workers under which part-time, full-time and live-in workers, employers, private placement agencies will be clearly defined,” the ministry said.

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