Minimum Wages to Domestic Workers in The Country
Both the Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix, review, revise and enforce the minimum rates of wages for different categories of workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective jurisdictions.
‘Domestic Workers’ falls under the purview of State sphere, wherein, the State Governments as the appropriate Governments are empowered to include Domestic Workers in the Scheduled Employment to ensure the minimum wages to them.
Further, the Ministry of Labour and Employment is contemplating to formulate a National policy on Domestic Workers. The policy is still in the draft stage.
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 Rajya Sabha today.