|Final Report of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector (NCEUS)|
|On September 20th, 2004, the Government of India established a National Commission on Enterprises in the Unorganized/Informal Sector (NCEUS) as an advisory body and watchdog for the informal sector, with the late Dr. Arjun Sengupta heading it as Chairman. The Commission’s terms of reference included (i) reviewing the status of the unorganized/informal sector in India, including the nature of enterprises, their size, spread and scope, and magnitude of employment; (ii) reviewing the existing arrangements for estimating employment and unemployment in the informal sector; (iii) suggesting elements of an employment strategy focused on the informal sector; (iv) reviewing the social security system available for labour in the informal sector, and make recommendations for expanding their coverage, and (v) identifying the constraints faced by small enterprises with regard to freedom of carrying out the enterprise, access to raw materials, finance, skills, entrepreneurship development, infrastructure, technology and markets, and to suggest measures to provide institutional support and linkages to facilitate easy access to them, etc. The NCEUS produced a number of reports during its term.Here is the final report of the NCEUS, which was submitted to the Prime Minister of India on April 20th, 2009.
The_Challenge_of_Employment_in_India (NCEUS report, volume 1)
The_Challenge_of_Employment_in_India_(Vol. II) (NCEUS report, volume 2)