Government Reports

Consolidated list of government reports on Employment.

NSS Employment Reports

Centre for Sustainable Employment | November 15, 2020

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 and Employment, Government of India | June 3, 2018

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

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, 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.


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)