Survey to address data gap on migrant workers

• Centre launched software and instruction manuals with questionnaires for 5 pan-India surveys.

About:

• The gap of data deficiency on migrant workers which was evident during COVID-19-induced lockdown would be addressed by these 5 surveys, being conducted by Labour Bureau.

• As per Census 2011, India had 45.6 crore migrants in 2011.

The five All India surveys are:

• All India Survey of Migrant workers,

• All India survey of Domestic Workers,

• All India survey of employment generated by Professionals,

• All India survey of employment generated in Transport Sector,

• All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey.

• Also, these surveys will fill huge data gap that exists on employment numbers in unorganized sector.

• Labour Bureau, an attached office of Ministry of Labour and Employment, is responsible for the collation, collection and publication of statistics and related information on wages, earnings, productivity, absenteeism, labour turn-over, industrial relations etc.

• It also releases Consumer Price Index Numbers (CPI) for Industrial Workers, Rural Labourers and Agricultural Labourers.

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