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National Policy for Domestic Workers

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar told that discussion is underway regarding a Policy for Domestic Workers, the salient features of which are as follows:
Inclusion of Domestic Workers in the existing legislations
Registration of Domestic 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
Domestic Workers to have access to courts, tribunals, etc.
Establishment of a mechanism for regulation of concerned placement agencies.
Many of the State Government like Rajasthan, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Tripura have included domestic workers in the schedule of the Minimum Wages Act and they are, therefore, entitled to file cases before the concerned authorities in case of any grievance in this regard.
This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.(Updated on March 5th, 2018)