Domestic Workers in India: An Invisible Workforce
Authored by: Neymat Chadha
Edited by: Kausumi Saha
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Domestic workers are an indispensable part of the everyday lives of a large segment of India’s urban population. However, in the absence of a national policy to recognise the specific nature of domestic work, their categorisation as ‘workers’ is merely theoretical. This issue brief highlights the isolated nature of domestic work in India, with particular reference to legislative and social issues, which keep them at bay from availing their rights as ‘recognised workers’.