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November 22 2016

India Labour Ministry Set To Amend Draft To Make Hiring Domestic Workers Easier

The labor ministry in India aims to rework the draft national policy for domestic workers to streamline the process of hiring and avoid harassment by placement employment agencies. Currently, placement agencies charge a certain proportion of the domestic worker's salary every month, more than the one-time fees they charge from the employer for providing such help. According to the Economic Times, India Times, the labor ministry will soon reveal a policy that would make it mandatory for placement agencies to charge a one-time 15-day salary from the domestic help and in turn provide them with social security cover that includes health coverage.