ICSSR Data Services

CSE | September 5, 2018

The ICSSR Data Service serves as repository for datasets generated by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.  Unit-level NSS and ASI datasets along with the corresponding documentation may be accessed from here.


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Report of the Expert Committee on Determining the Methodology for Fixing the National Minimum Wage

Ministry of Labour and Employment | March 10, 2019


Constituted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment under the Chairmanship of Dr. Anoop Satpathy, this Expert Committee report arrives at a methodology to determine a baseline national minimum wage covering all workers – irrespective of skills, sectors, occupations and location.

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Ministry of Labour & Employment Annual Report 2017-18

Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India | June 3, 2018
MoLE Annual Report 2017-18

Report of the Committee for Rationalization and Optimization of Functioning of Sector Skills Councils

CSE | February 3, 2018

The Committee for Rationalization and Optimization of Functioning of Sector Skills Councils was set up in May 2016 under the Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad. The report of the Committee detailing its review of the Councils is available here.

Volume I is the main report dealing with the major challenges facing the vocational education and training system of the country, and recommendations for rationalisation of Sector Skill Councils. Volume 2 contains appendices. Volume 3 contains the mapping of codes of National Classification of Occupations, 2015 with National Industrial Classification codes, 2008.

Vol 1: Report

Vol 2: Appendices

Vol 3: Mapping of NCO 2015 with NIC 2008

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Report of the Task Force on Improving Employment Data

NITI Aayog | January 28, 2018

In May 2017, the Government appointed a Task Force for improving the employment data in India. Headed by the vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, the Task Force was mandated to examine existing sources of data on employment, identify alternate sources that could provide data on jobs and job creation, and finally, recommend mechanisms that could effectively capture jobs and job creation in the formal and informal sectors.

The first report submitted by the Task Force is attached here:

Draft Report of the Task Force on Improving Employment Data (July 2017)


Labour Bureau Employment & Unemployment Survey Reports

Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment | January 23, 2018

Since 2009-10, the Labour Bureau, under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour & Employment,  conducts nationally representative Employment Unemployment Surveys. Here, we provide the reports of these surveys for respective rounds.


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Reports of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector

NCEUS | October 17, 2017


The National Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised Sector was set up under the chairmanship of Dr. Arjun Sengupta in 2004. It’s purpose was to function as an advisory body to examine matters relating to unorganised sector and informal employment. The Commission has been instrumental in publishing a number of reports examining various aspect of the informal sector and bringing out recommendations to improve productivity, provision of social security and means to promote dignity of labour in the unorganised sector.

Some of the prominent reports brought out by the Commission are provided here.

Report on Social Security (2006)

Report on the Condition of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector (2007)

Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

Report on Definitional and Statistical Issues relating to the Informal Economy (2008)

The Challenge of Employment in India (2009)





India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth

ILO | September 1, 2018

This report provides an overview of recent trends in wages, including wage gaps between different categories of workers, gender wage gaps, wages by sector and occupation, and trends in wage inequality.

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Towards an India Wage Report (Papola & Kannan)

Papola & Kannan | June 12, 2018

Prepared under the initiative of the ILO by Prof T.S Papola and Prof. K. P. Kannan, this forms a comprehensive report on wage situation in India, their distribution and implications for standards of living.

Towards an India Wage Report

Gender and Migration: Negotiating Rights

CWDS | February 8, 2018

An old (2012) but still relevant report from a team at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies.

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People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI)

PARI | January 30, 2018

PARI is an online archive aggregating a variety of media including photographs, videos, journalistic reports and relevant government/research reports documenting everyday lives of rural India as well as policy and other research initiatives.

Official and independent reports on rural India available on PARI may be accessed here

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