National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector Reports

Today, I wanted to refer to one of the reports of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector (NCEUS) and guess what – their website is not available anymore. I understand that the commission was disolved couple of years ago, but why did they have to take down the website? Sigh.

NCEUS came up with some really good work on the informal economy. I am uploading a few (report 3, 10 and working paper 2) that I happen to have. If you have any of the other reports or working papers, please upload them to google docs and send the link to: admin <at> theopendata <dot> com (Thanks!).

1. Social Security for Unorganised Workers, May 2006
2. Comprehensive Legislation for Minimum Conditions of Work and Social Security for Unorganised Workers, July 2007 (For brief overview, see this press release)
3. Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector, August 2007
4. Financing of Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector & Creation of a National Fund for the Unorganised Sector (NAFUS), November 2007 (hat tip: Manu Kanchan)
5. Report on Definitional and Statistical Issues relating to Informal Economy, November 2008
6. A Special Programme for Marginal and Small Farmers, December 2008
7. Growth Pole programme for Unorganised Sector Enterprise Development, April 2009 (hat tip: Rahul Nayyar)
8. Skill Formation and Employment Assurance in the Unorganised Sector, April 2009
9. A Report on Technology Upgradation for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, April 2009
10. The Challenge of Employment in India: An Informal Economy Perspective, Volume I – Main Report and Volume II – Annexures, April 2009
11.  The Global Economic Crisis and the Informal Economy in India, undated. (hat tip: Dr. Nandini Nayak)

Working Papers:
1. Measure of Labour Force Participation and Utilization, January 2008 (hat tip: Manu Kanchan)
2. Contribution of the Unorganised Sector to GDP Report of the Sub Committee of a NCEUS Task Force, March 2008
3. Definitional and Statistical Issues Relating to Workers in Informal Employment, January 2009

Were there any other reports or working paper that I have missed? I vaguely recall a publication on the draft national street vendor policy, but I am not sure if it was by NCEUS. Any help will be appreciated :)

Update (17 Oct 2012): Rahul Nayyar discovered many of the NCEUS reports online. They are on the DCMSME website. [link]

  • Arpita Phukan Biswas

    Thank you so much for this!

  • Shekar Bandi

    Thank you for sharing  those valuable report……

  • Guest

    I found one of the reports on the above list. It is still available at

  • Drakensire

    You can find their new website at the following link