DWSSC encompasses several critical occupations under the International standards Classification Categories 5, 9 & 13 and
the National Industrial Classification which includes Domestic Workers, Cleaners & Helpers in Small Establishments, Home
Cooks , Launderers , Child and Elderly Care ( Non Clinical ) ; who are either self-employed or employed either exclusively
by one employer or multiple employers in households or establishments as in a gig economy.
It’s one of the largest growing informal sectors of work which had never been addressed before and with an estimation of
over 40 million workforces (90% being women). It’s also estimated that approximately 10 million domestic workers
migrate to foreign countries. As per some estimates, the 40 million domestic workers are earning approximately 20,000 Cr
which is 1% of India’s GDP ( the occupations include cooking, cleaning, taking care of children, elderly and the disabled,
launder, attending to the garden or pets, or drive the family car).
A uniquely positioned sector crosscutting between informality, migrant labor and women workforce. As majority of
domestic workers hail from economically backward sections of the society, illiterate or marginally educated, school
dropouts, unskilled or poorly skilled. This sector is uniquely positioned to provide the easiest transformation of a huge
potential workforce to bridge from school to work. It offers a vertical and horizontal progression in terms of career and
growth prospects imparting it an aspirational touch and beckoning school pass outs and diploma holders to enter the
domains of caregiving.
By 2025, we are expecting a demand of approximately 14.5 million domestic workers in India. Most of the domestic
workers are migrants from rural areas of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Assam,
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal & Odisha and our major industry demand comes from Metro cities like Delhi
NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and upcoming 2 Tier / 3 Tier cities and towns like Jaipur,
Coimbatore , Bhopal, Allahabad, Bhubaneswar etc.