Accordingly Tamilnadu has always prided itself on being a leader in social reform. Meanwhile two months after the Centre’s announcement on minimum wages to domestic workers, Tamilnadu seems to be streets ahead of other states on this issue, perhaps only behind its neighbor Kerala the other major pioneer in such reforms.
Currently the southern state is coming up with a policy to be enforced in the case of domestic workers. Accordingly your domestic help or “maid” will take home close to Rs. 5,000 a month from just one household, if she works for four hours a day.
Labour department officials say that the final report would be submitted with a few suggested corrections soon. Moreover analysts say that it is only fair that this much-neglected sector is being regulated.