Commissioner of Labour

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The workers engaged in Domestic work are the most vulnerable segments of the unorganized labour in India, the works undertaken by them, are casual and temporary and often work for more than one employer.

The relationship of workers and the employers is temporary; the working hours are uncertain. The workers often made to work for longer hours; the households at which these workers undertake/carry on their work, seldom provides basic amenities and welfare facilities. With the increase in the urban population, increase in the number of working women in urban areas, decline of extended families the number of domestic workers has also increased. Although exact data on number of workers engaged in domestic works is not available for want of survey, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million workers are engaged in domestic works. Similarly the data on the number of employers in the State is not available. However, it is estimated that there are 4 to 5 million employers of domestic workers in Maharashtra. Considering the fact that that the domestic workers are not covered under any labour law the Government of Maharashtra decided to extend some welfare benefits to such workers. With a view to promote welfare of domestic workers in the state of Maharashtra the State has enacted the Maharashtra Domestic Workers welfare Board Act 2008.

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Kamgar Bhavan, 4th floor, C-20, E -Block,
Opp. Reserve Bank, BKC, Bandra (E), Mumbai-51.
Tel No. 020 - 2657 2922 / 2657 2925 / 2657 3892.
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