Utility Skill India 2017: Domestic Workers’ Skills Summit


Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC), in collaboration with National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Governance Today is organising the first and exclusive “Utility Skill India 2017: Domestic Workers Skill Summit” on 2nd of February 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

This event intends to provide a solid foundation for an overdue national conversation to recognise that domestic work is an important economic activity and as such they need to come under all types of legal, constitutional, educational and developmental purview. It will bring the planners and policy makers, trainers and the implementers together under one roof to that those who care for our homes and our loved ones are treated fairly with policies to facilitate the link between education for living and education for making a living.

DWSSC Skills Summit 2017

Click here to view the draft agenda for Utility Skill India 2017: Domestic Workers Skills Summit

Millions of domestic help can be found in the Indian families from lower middle class households in the villages to the most affluent ones in the metropolitan cities. Most of the domestic worker’s functions as lifelines to the households render multiple types of services, as full time and part time, live-in and live-out, and they are described as domestic servants. The majority of domestic workers in India still remain deprived or minimally educated and non-skilled. They are also one of the poorest and most exploited groups of workers in the country.

Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) is not-for-profit company. The purpose of this DWSSC is to define key sectors wherein Domestic Workers can find employment and to identify critical roles and associated skill gaps.

Imparting skills goes a long way in formalizing the labor economy. It leads to a change in the workers’ demographic profile and helps them settle into a long-term occupation, thus reducing frictional unemployment. Also, it is not just training and recruitment that is catching the interest of entrepreneurs.

There is largely the expectation for the skills’ programmes to strike the right balance between leveraging and recognizing existing skills, and skilling, to account for the increasingly varied nature of the domestic work sector, both in terms of the skill sets represented, training and experience, and the qualities that employers are seeking.

By committing to improving domestic workers’ skills, organizing and mainstreaming the workforce in the domestic labour segment commit to building an extended economy apart from creating appropriate service & life conditions for this utterly neglected and unorganized workers in the country.

Invited Ministries and Departments

  • Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship
  • Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Ministry of Rural Development
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Department of Electronics and Information Technology
  • NITI Aayog
  • Industry Representatives

Why participate in the Summit

This summit will create a platform where major Training Partners and Implementing Agencies will come together under one roof and discussing details, challenges and opportunities of the domestic skill in India.



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