Domestic workers (Registration social
security and welfare ) Act 2008
Statement of objects and reasons
  1. Service provider” means any voluntary association registered under the society’s registration Act 1860 or a company registered under the companies Act 1956 or any other law for the time being in force, which espouses the cause of domestic work and/or provides or engages in employment of domestic workers and includes any person or an association of such persons or placement agency whether registered or otherwise through whom any such worker is engaged in any household work with the principal employer . Explanation: “Placement Agency” means any agency /bureau /contractor or person
  2. or association whether registered or otherwise which facilitate the placement of domestic help for prospective employers and includes such agency or person offering such services through any print ,electronic or any form of communication.
  3. State Monitoring Board means the State monitoring Board for domestic
    workers established under section --- of the act
  4. Workplace means any household where a domestic worker works. Explanation: household means any residential place where the domestic worker works
  5. "Wages" means all remunerations expressed in terms of money or capable of being so expressed which would, if the terms of contract of employment, express or implied were fulfilled, be payable to a domestic worker in respect of work done but does not include -
  6. The value of any house accommodation, supply of light, water, medical attendance, or any other amenity or any service excluded from the computation of wages by general or special order of the Government;
  7. Any contribution paid by the employer to any pension fund or provident fund or under any scheme or social insurance and the interest which may have accrued thereon;
  8. Any traveling allowance or the value of any traveling concession;
  9. Any sum paid to the domestic worker to defray special expenses entailed on him by the nature of his employment.
  10. 3. Act not in derogation of other laws
  11. The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of the provisions of any other law, for the time being in force.


  1. CENTRAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (1) The Central Government shall, constitute a Committee to be called the Central Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Central Committee).
  2. The Central Committee shall consist of -
  3. A Chairperson to be appointed by the Central Government;
  4. such number of members , as the central government may nominate , that shall include association, Union or persons espousing the cause of domestic workers , individuals having expertise in issues relating to labour matters, women and child issues , law and any other interests which in the opinion of the central Government ,ought to be represented on the central Board.
  5. Provided further that composition of committee shall be at least 5 members excluding the chairperson.
  6. The number of persons to be appointed as members from the categories specified in sub-section.
  7. , the term of officer and other conditions of service of, the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions and the manner of filling up of vacancies shall be such as may be prescribed.
  8. Functions of the Central Committee.
  9. The Central committee shall perform the following functions:
  10. To review and monitor implementation of the Act and rules made there under and recommend to the Central Government of any changes in the said Act and rules.
  11. Review and monitor the implementation of the Act in States.
  12. Advise the State Boards regarding schemes for benefit and welfare of domestic worker such as social security , health ,medical ,education and other beneficial schemes.
  13. Advise upon such matters arising out of the administration of this Act or any scheme made under this Act or relating to the application of the provisions of this Act to any particular class of domestic workers and employers, and coordination and monitoring of the work of various Boards.
  14. In consultations with State Boards prescribe Minimum Standards to achieve Decent Conditions of Work.
  15. Recommend appropriate strategies on elimination of any form of forced/bonded and child labour.
  16. Any other matter as may be prescribed by the central Government.