Investing in the Informal Sector
Presented by –
Shrijit Mazumdar (Team Leader)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Employment exchange used to act as a Data
Base for the newly working population in Older
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
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
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
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
This policy will also be a breakthrough in
providing a woman her rights and social stature.
Paid Maternity for Female Card
These policies will incur a certain amount of input
from the government’s expenditure ,
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
Benefits of investing in the unorganized
Quality Of Life and Working
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 .