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Domestic help to be registered from today
Reporters Name | Reporter | Monday, 14 November 2011 AT 12:31 PM IST
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PUNE: The Maharashtra Rajya Gharelu Kamgar Mandal, a State government board constituted for the welfare of domestic help, will begin registering names of maid servants from Monday.


Those who register their names, will be entitled to receive benefits of various schemes implemented by the board. The board has been constituted after a few decades of struggle by domestic help who had been pressing for their rights. It is estimated that there are around 15 lakh domestic help in the State and the registration will initially be taken up in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur and Thane.


Three decades back, in February 1980, the servants had struck work following which they had obtained a wage hike ranging between Rs 5 to Rs 20. The domestic helps are faced with several problems including the issue of their wages and holidays.


In Pune, the office of the additional labour commissioner in Wakdewadi will begin registering such maid servants from Shivajinagar from Monday. It has been proposed to rope in the Pune Municipal Corporation’s regional ward offices to conduct the registration in other parts of the city.


Labour commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh held a meeting on Saturday to chalk out modalities for the registration. The meeting was attended by board member Sunil Shinde and additional labour commissioner T G Cholke. Deshmukh said the domestic helps will be provided identity cards.


Prakash Rao - Tuesday, 28 April 2015 AT 09:29 AM IST
My maid works at my house for about 1.5 hours a day. Is it necessary for me and all other houses owners where she works to sign the form. What would be my obligations after signing the form what benefit will she get from mandal Does she have to pay any charges for registration Does she have to pay any charges after registration no a regular basis Regards

GIRISH GABALE - Monday, 27 April 2015 AT 05:36 PM IST

NEETA PARDESHI BAIS - Wednesday, 25 February 2015 AT 12:37 PM IST
we need to encourage all the maids and give them their rights so we need to fight together for it. -BHARTIYA MAHILA KAMGAR SANGATHNA PIMPRI CHINCHWAD PUNE FOR DETAILS CONTACT-9822001950

jn - Monday, 10 November 2014 AT 12:29 PM IST
Who is covered under Gharelu Rajya Mandal? My servant works one hour per day at my home (rest she works some other person's home for one hour). Am I suppose to sign form for her?

santosh - Sunday, 18 May 2014 AT 09:35 AM IST
This is a big fraud

Sadanand Shinde - Friday, 25 April 2014 AT 07:57 PM IST
any new addition in that law

Charudatta Nafrey - Monday, 10 September 2012 AT 12:30 PM IST
Need Pune contact Details for the maids organization.

Mrs. Chitra N. Mawal - Friday, 23 December 2011 AT 10:39 AM IST
can I register my housemaid online? please feedback.

Sangeetha - Friday, 16 December 2011 AT 01:14 PM IST
The Maharashtra Rajya Gharelu Kamgar Mandal will work for the welfare of domestic maids but what about the welfare of the employers who are also harrassed by the maids by their unprofessional behavior and unreasonable pay demands. I would really appreciate if the Mandal can work for the benefit of both the parties and have golden middle which is in the best interest of the employer as well as the domestic maids.

seema - Wednesday, 23 November 2011 AT 05:52 PM IST
you can contact Shama Pujari or Seema Sawant in this regards, they are working on this issue with the help of Kalpana Hazare, Chairperson of Mahila Shatabdi Bank, at Thane

anjali C - Saturday, 19 November 2011 AT 07:23 PM IST
It is a good activity by the Government of Maharashtra. I am from Thane. I tried to find the locations for Thane but I was not able to find. Any online information available on this. I have two maids with me who can benefit with this in turn even their friends also. Here there few self declared samajsevaks who are taking disadvantage of the nonadvertisement of the Govt. and charging these poor people money just to register their names. If anyone can provide this info it would be good. Thank You.

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