ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi)

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT) for South Asia and Country Office for India is a centre of excellence to realize Decent Work for sustainable social and economic development in South Asia.
  • Rajya Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    On 11th August Rajya Sabha passed the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act that seeks to provide 26 weeks of maternity leave to working women and 12 weeks to commissioning mothers. It also introduces an enabling provision of "work from home" for nursing mothers.

  • Towards Decent Work – Workers take action

    Nearly 92 per cent of the Indian labour force is employed in the informal economy. It is crucial that workers learn about their rights so as to protect themselves from exploitation. However, for the future of work in India -- formalization is the step in right direction.

  • Working with dignity and freedom

    Anupa talks about how informed migration, fair recruitment practices can play a pivotal role in ensuring decent work for many migrant women workers like her.