Pension, paid leave and maternity benefits now extended to domestic workers

With the passing of the Domestic workers (Registration, social security and welfare) Act 2008 every registered Domestic Worker is now slated to receive pension, maternity benefits and paid leave that is a paid weekly off.

The benefits conferred here include constitution of a Domestic Workers Welfare Board consisting of representatives from middle class, domestic workers and the government. Also it provided for fixation of Minimum hourly wages by the board which may differ from city to city. A grievance redressal machinery has also been set up.


Source: Domestic Workers’ Act, 2008


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