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Domestic workers to be registered to provide benefits of welfare schemes: Pb minister

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

All domestic workers in will be registered with the State Board and they will be extended benefits under various and schemes being run by the state

The decision was taken in the maiden meeting of the State Board for unorganized workers held here today under the chairmanship of Balbir Singh Sidhu.

The said till date there was no provision for

registration of domestic workers, which left them out of the ambit of schemes of the state

They are also subjected to exploitation and maltreatment at the hands of their employers, he said after the meeting.

After registration of the domestic workers with the State Social Security Board, they will be provided a unique identity card which will be linked to their Aadhaar number, was quoted as saying in an official release.

of the Department said any who has completed 14 years of age would be eligible for registration and they have to furnish a self-declaration of being a

He said the complete details of the registration process will be uploaded on the department's website and it would be widely publicised.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:20 IST