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  1. 1. Investing in the Informal Sector Workers  Presented by – Shrijit Mazumdar (Team Leader) Chaitanya Singh Gargi Singh Nandita Singh Vanya Dharni Citizen For Accountable Governance Manthan 2013
  2. 2. Why Informal Sector ?  The need of the hour is to provide financial security to the informal sector.  India’s Informal sector creates the biggest work force in the world.  These are the biggest vote banks.  The proper utilization of the power of informal sector can make the Dreams of country come true.
  3. 3. Our Interactions with Informal Sector
  4. 4. Our Interactions  We have worked with various NGO’s of Different Districts such as NJD in Hoshangabad, NineIsMine in Delhi, Make Poverty History in Delhi, Make A Difference, Prayas etc. and interacted with different levels and types of Informal Sector Workers.  We have identified the basic issues of the informal Sector Workers and Found out their expectations from Government. The policies proposed by us are directly based on these interactions and an extensive knowledge of Planning and Government system.
  5. 5.  Acts as a replacement for Unorganized sector – But no taxation on this card.  Temporary jobs / masons/ contractual labor/ seasonal wage workers taken into consideration.  The Workers of Informal Sector will have to get and regularly update their Details of current work (Seasonal).  Pension to be granted for these card holders who have regularly updated their work details.  The pension will act as a motivation for the Workers to come and get their. Specialized Card/ Identification for the Informal Sector POLICY #1
  6. 6.  In different regions, we identified that the needs of workers in informal sector different.  So policies need to be made Considering the regional characteristics of type of Jobs available Eg:  Mining Labors at mining level  Domestic workers in Residential Areas etc.  A coordination center for the implementation of schemes on District and Zonal Level. District and Zonal Level Policies POLICY #2
  7. 7.  Employment exchange used to act as a Data Base for the newly working population in Older times.  Likewise, reviving this way of Registration for Informal sector and collecting Information like Employer, Weekly wage, Season of work, facilities promised etc.  This will also be beneficial to informal sector employers as they can find the workers of required skill set and qualifications. Revival of Employment Exchange POLICY #3
  8. 8.  Almost every informal Sector worker works in a certain group of people acting as a Union in that area, Eg: Group of Vendors, Group of Autowalas, Group of maids working in specific residential area etc.  These can be registered and Recognized into formal Unions which will give us an authentic Database as well as Method to identify their Needs and Demands. Registering the Informal Sector Unions POLICY #4
  9. 9.  During maternity of a female informal sector worker, a certain amount of pay will be provided for the first two children ONLY.  This would enable the women to leave the Daily work and have a safe and Hygienic child birth not adversely affecting her weekly income of the household.  This policy will also be a breakthrough in providing a woman her rights and social stature. Paid Maternity for Female Card Holders POLICY #5
  10. 10.  These policies will incur a certain amount of input from the government’s expenditure , However 94% of the working population is under the informal sector therefore INCREASE IN THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE = INCREASE IN THEIR OUTPUT = INCREASE IN INDIA’S NET DOMESTIC PRODUCT The BALANCE
  11. 11. Benefits of investing in the unorganized sector Quality Of Life and Working Conditions Valueofoutputgenerated
  12. 12. Conclusions With the implementation of these policies the informal sector will benefit and will harbour India’s growth in production and economy . These policies are investments which are sureshot in guaranteeing timely returns .