Monday, July 25, 2016

Workforce in Organised/ Unorganised Sector

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

25-July-2016 16:04 IST


Workforce in Organised/ Unorganised Sector 

As per the result of labour force survey on employment and unemployment conducted in 2011-12 by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the number of estimated employed persons in 2011-12 on usual status basis were 47.41 crore, of which 82.7% of workforce (39.14 crore persons) was in unorganized sector.

Government has enacted the legislations for the construction workers like The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 and The Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996. Further, to provide social security to unorganised workers the Government has also enacted the “Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008”.

Workers get benefits under various legislations like Employees State Insurance Act, 1948, Employees Compensation Act, 1923, Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996. The coverage of establishments under The Employees’ Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF&MP) Act 1952 has been enlarged to include construction workers.

The Ministry has initiated many labour welfare measures like minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month to the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, portability of provident fund account, National Career Service Portal, Employees State Insurance Corporation 2.0, Revision in eligibility and calculation ceiling under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 etc.

Click here to view State/UT-wise usual status (adjusted), Workforce Participation Rates (%) in the rural and urban areas in the country during 2011-12

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