Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment recently informed Lok Sabha that the Labour Bureau has undertaken an All India Domestic Workers Survey.


About All India Domestic Workers Survey

  • This is the first-ever such survey in independent India which was initiated in 2021.
  • The survey would cover all States and Union Territories, covering 1.5 lakh households in 742 districts.
  • The main objectives of the survey are —
    • Estimate the number/proportion of domestic workers at the National and State level.
    • Household Estimates of Live-in/Live-out DWs.
    • The average number of DWs engaged by different types of households.


About the Labour Bureau

  • Labour Bureau is an attached office under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, which was set up on 1st October 1946.
  • It is entrusted with the work of compilation, collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on different aspects of labour.
  • It releases Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers, Agricultural/Rural Labourers, Retail Price Index of Selected Essential Commodities in Urban Areas etc.
  • Quick Employment Survey and Employment-Unemployment survey are also being conducted by Labour Bureau.