Ministry of Labour & Employment

Health Insurance for Domestic Workers

Posted On: 24 MAR 2021 3:21PM by PIB Delhi

The Central Government had enacted the Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, now subsumed in the Code on Social Security, 2020, for providing social security to all unorganized workers including domestic workers. The Act provides formulation of social security schemes viz. life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits & old age protection by the central Government. The state Government are mandated under the Act to formulate suitable welfare schemes for unorganized sector workers including domestic workers relating to provident fund, employment injury benefits housing, education schemes for children, skill up gradation of workers, financial assistance & old age homes. Central Sector Schemes like PMJJBY, PMSBY, PM-SYM provide social security cover to all the unorganised workers including domestic workers in respect of life & disability cover, insurance and pension. Ayushman Bharat PMJAY provides secondary and tertiary health benefits to all unorganized workers including domestic workers who are covered as eligible beneficiaries as per Socio Economic Caste census Data, 2011.

Ministry of Labour& Employment is in the process of developing a comprehensive National Data base of the Unorganized workers (NDUW) to collect relevant information of unorganized workers including domestic workers and inter-alia help in delivery of various social security and welfare schemes being implemented for them.                                                         

The number of domestic workers as per Census 2011 is given below:-

 

Sl. No.

States/UTs

           Number of Domestic Workers

 

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands UT

2,085

2

Andhra Pradesh

4,66,209

3

Arunachal Pradesh

2,855

4

Assam

38,397

5

Bihar

39,685

6

Chandigarh UT

23,110

7

Chhattisgarh

1,08,422

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT

1,403

9

Daman & Diu UT

1,503

10

NCT of Delhi

2,11,767

11

Goa

20,810

12

Gujarat

2,39,517

13

Haryana

1,02,476

14

Himachal Pradesh

23,128

15

Jammu & Kashmir

18,937

16

Jharkhand

39,371

17

Karnataka

3,26,585

18

Kerala

1,65,012

19

Lakshadweep UT

39

20

Madhya Pradesh

1,89,170

21

Maharashtra

9,92,040

22

Manipur

1,248

23

Meghalaya

11,461

24

Mizoram

1,718

25

Nagaland

2,470

26

Odisha

92,714

27

Puducherry UT

22,815

28

Punjab

1,41,861

29

Rajasthan

99,288

30

Sikkim

3,157

31

Tamilnadu

6,05,169

32

Tripura

8,770

33

Uttar Pradesh

2,01,316

34

Uttarakhand

27,512

35

West Bengal

5,49,335

 

Total

47,81,355

 

Data as per Census 2011

 

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

                                                                                                          

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