Right to women domestic workers
Phrasina Vs. Urban and Rural Development, W.P. (PIL) No. 21218/2019 | High Court of Indore | Status: Pending | |
Women Domestic workers go to rich family houses for doing household like cleaning utensils and clothes , dusting , cooking food , caring for the children , aged person’s massaging for earning their livelihood for her family and herself . They go to the urban areas (unorganised sector), go to others' homes and do household chores.
That Petitioner conducted a minor survey and came to conclusion that there is no proper implementation of that scheme and even these women are not getting registered, which is mandatory for this scheme and hence they are not benefitted under this scheme. In the survey we got the information that the women went for the registration process and gave application to the concerned authority but they didn’t get register so they are deprived form the benefit of the scheme.
Mukhyamantri Gharelu Kamkaji Mahila Kalyan Yogana 2009
It was implemented in October 2009 in all the areas of Madhya Pradesh. Only those women are the beneficiaries of this scheme who work as domestic workers as livelihood .
a). A maternity leave (for maximum 2 children) is granted and wages equivalent to 6 weeks of work is being given at the collector level and for the father wages equivalent to 15 days of work is being provided.
b). The children of the women who are registered in this scheme get rewarded for their academic excellence.
c). Also, aid is given for two daughters of the women under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojna.
d). There is 20000 rupees for the medical expenses of the woman and her family.
e). If there is any death in the family then 2000 rupees for the last rites ceremonies.
f). Under the insurance scheme if the registered woman has died under normal circumstances then 30000 rupees will be provided and if the woman has died under unnatural circumstances then 75000 rupees will be given by LIC. And if the person is disabled then 37000 rupees will be given.
g). Bank loan ranging from 20000 to 200000 rupees will be made available for them.
In the survey we got the information that the domestic worker women’s went for the registration process and gave application to the concerned authority but they didn’t get register so they are deprived form the benefit of the scheme. Petitioner Advocate Shanno Khan sent a representation to consent authority but they didn’t reply till now.
The Petitioners were registered under Madhya Pradesh Domestic Workers Trade Union whose registration no. is 6621 and is situated in new Dewas road, Shahid Bhawan, Indore. They conducted a minor survey and came to conclusion that there is not proper implementation of that scheme and even these women are not getting registered, which is mandatory for this scheme and hence they are not benefitted under this scheme. The list they founded by the survey is of 70 workers annexed herewith ,
According to Madhya Pradesh Domestic Workers Trade Union approx. 25-30 thousand women worked in Indore under this scheme but only 1021 women were registered their names in 2018.Only 500 women got Domestic Worker Identity Card and 200-250 got the Rashan Card those who registered their names in 2018.In August 2019 , 746 domestic women worker registered their name in Madhya Pradesh Domestic Workers Trade
In urban areas most of the domestic workers are uneducated so domestic work is their only way for earning livelihood. Because of being illiterate they were get exploited at their workplace. As they don’t have any identity card they can’t live with dignity. So they also have the right to live with dignity in the society. Under Mukhya Mantri Gharelu Kamkaji Mahila Yojana 2009, scheme they get benefit of ration, maternity , medical relief , Janshree Bima Yojna , Anteyesti Sahayata Yojna, reward for academic excellence to their children , marriage etc.
Under Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojna , domestic women workers will get 30,000 rupees as medical expenses.