Govt finalising technicalities of four mega surveys to collate job data of unorganised sector

The labour ministry is finalising the technicalities of four upcoming surveys that will help the government collate employment data on so far uncovered class of workers. The four surveys, which will kickstart early next year, include the survey on migrant workers, the survey on domestic workers, survey of workers hired by professionals and the survey of transport workers, labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said on Wednesday.

“The survey will be done by the Labour Bureau and results will be available by October 2021,” the minister said while speaking at the centenary celebrations of the Labour Bureau.

The government has set up an expert group under the chairmanship of Professor SP Mukherjee to provide technical guidance to the Labour Bureau with respect to these surveys. The expert group consists of eminent economists, statisticians and government functionaries.

The committee will examine and finalize the schedules, sampling design, instruction material tabulation plan, and other technical details for the conduct of the surveys by the labour bureau.

Besides, the committee will also assess the resource and time required, the methodology, data finalization, as well as examine the results and finalize the report.

Government expects to start field work of the migrant workers as well as domestic workers in February and this would be followed by field work on other two surveys.

The surveys on domestic workers and migration are expected to have a sample size of 1 lakh each. As per the plan, while the survey on migrants will be a household-based survey, the data for domestic workers will be collected both from households and enterprises.

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Further, minister Gangwar said that the ministry will soon start the exercise for collating data on an estimated 40 crore unorganised workers in the country.

Talking about the role of the Labour Bureau under the new labour codes, minister Gangwar said the Bureau will assume a significant role once the new Labour Codes kick in. The four labour codes, which include the Code on Wages, the Social Security Code, the Code on Industrial Relations and the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, are likely to be implemented from April 1.



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