Domestic Servant

Domestic Worker

Domestic Cleaner

Minimum Basic reading and writing

Will be updated

The tasks a Bearer, Domestic is expected to perform include:

Laying tables and serving meals and beverages in private house

Preparing tables for meals by spreading clean linen or plastic cover

Placing glasses, condiment-holders, flower vases, plates and cutlery over it

Placing dishes on table in front of persons

Serving food and supplies additional food and water when required

Removing soiled dishes from table

Performing other domestic work

Maintaining ward-robes and dressing persons

Cleaning clothes, polishing shoes and making beds

Proficient in cleaning and household maintenance

Efficient in washing clothes and linen

Proficient in ironing clothes, folding and putting them away in closets

Competent in maintaining kitchen in terms of decorum and cleanliness

Equipped to ensure that dishes are washed, dried and put away

Competent in mopping and sweeping household floors

Ability to prepare food and clean utensils

Will be updated

Flexibility and attentiveness

Good behaviour

Team player


Good team leader


Maintainpersonal hygiene

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Tourism and hospitality industry usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for people with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV), Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, burns, cuts, trips, falls, etc.

Health risks include exposure to fire while cooking, exposure to home cleaning products, pest control practices and possibilities of electric shocks due to use of gadgets like washing machines, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsof experience INR 6,000 to INR 10,000 per month

Forcandidateswith2to5yearsof experience?INR10,000 to INR 13,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsof experience INR 13,500 to INR 18,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Foreign Tourism in India

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India have been consistently increasing in the last 30 years. Ever since the turn of the millennium, the number of FTAs has grown at a CAGR of 9 %, until 2012. Going forward, FTAs are expected to grow at a slower pace of ~5. 9 %. This is due to stabilisation of inbound traffic after the large positive impact of the 1991 economic reforms led to a massive increase in inbound traffic during 2001?11.

An Overview of the Domestic Help Sector

About 90% of workforce in the sector comprises women

Rapid urbanisation and nuclear families have led to increased demand for domestic help.

Increasing number of educated women are joining the labour market and, hence, their dependence on domestic help is high.

On an average, domestic workers earn a meagre INR 6,000 a month in India, as compared to INR 23,000 ?30,000 a month in countries like Hong Kong or Singapore. This variation is due to factors such as level of education (domestic workers abroad are educated as compared to their Indian counterparts)



Companies like The Maid?s Company and Hire -a-Help, which have been in business since 2010 are taking small steps towards organising the sector

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact number of people employed as domestic workers in India. The perceived figures vary between 4.2 and 90 million based on different sources. This study estimates the number to be about 6 million, as per various NGO sources

Households across the country


Towns and cities across India