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Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council

Sector Profile

Domestic workers or Domestic Help in India constitute one of the largest segments, nearly 20 million of the workforce, majority being women whose services mostly go unrecognized. These millions of domestic help can be found in the Indian families from lower middle class households in the villages to the most affluent ones in the metropolitan cities. Most of these domestic worker’s function as 'lifelines' to the households, render multiple types of services, as full time and part time, live-in and live-out, and they are described as 'domestic servants'. The practices associated with this occupation are undignified and completely unacceptable, partly for the reason that domestic workers have not yet acquired the status of a profession or a trade.

A domestic worker may perform variety of services for an individual or a family, providing care to children, elderly, ailing, disabled, besides household maintenance, cooking, laundry, shopping etc. while functioning as skilled and unskilled worker. In India’s unorganized sectors which constitute nearly 93% of the economy, the domestic workers constitute one of the largest segments vaguely estimated between 4.75 to 25 million, albeit among the poorest, disorganized and often exploited.

About Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council

DOMESTIC WORKERS SECTOR SKILL COUNCIL is a not for profit company, registered under the Companies Act, 2013 and obtained a license under section 8 of the said Act

  The purpose of this SSC is to define key sectors wherein Domestic Workers  can  find  employment  and  to  identify  critical  roles  and   ssociated  skill  gaps.  The  SSC  aims  to  achieve  the  following   objectives:-

 •   To establish a national institutional network for skill development of domestic workers in India.
 •   To facilitate linkages among various stakeholders in the sector for improved service delivery for the clients and improved reward   package for the workers.
 •   To develop a Labor Market Information System (LMIS) that  contains information on the profile of domestic workers in India,  the market demand and the list of organizations working in the   sector.
 •   To  define  job  roles  and  set  occupation  standards,  career  progression maps and functional maps for all job roles in the domestic workers’ sector.
 •   To create skill aspiration and skill appreciation in the sector   through well-defined career progression tracks and awareness  campaigns for employers and workers.
 •   To  standardize  processes  of  accreditation,  assessment and certification of domestic workers through the national network of placement agencies.
 •   To  build  institutional  capacities  and  promote  institutions servicing the sector to deliver skills training and recognition   services for domestic workers.
 •   To contribute to the creation of a favorable environment for domestic workers.

Long Term Impact {end 2026}

➢ No. of Trades for which Training of Trainers to be conducted - 20
➢ No. of Training Organizations to be accredited - 525
➢ No. of Trainers to be trained - 1050
➢ No. of Persons to be certified - 25,56,600