Recognizing the inherent subjectivity in such a concept, the NCEUS recommended a measurement based on evidence of prior search and current desire and availability for a job.
Other NCEUS recommendations for questionnaire development included the expressed need for more detailed information on persons not in the labor force, the "terms and conditions under which the unemployed are seeking work," data on usual versus actual hours, and more information on the job-changing patterns of employed persons.
As already discussed (Sen, 2012), the NCEUS indicates that the informal sector "consists of all unincorporated private enterprises owned by individuals or households engaged in the sale and production of goods and services operated on a proprietary or partnership basis and with less than ten total workers".
NCEUS (2009), The Challenge of Employment in India, An Informal Economy Perspective, New Delhi, www.
The NCEUS (2008:3) defines the unorganized sector as follows: "The unorganized sector consists of all unincorporated private enterprises owned by individuals or households engaged in the sale and production of goods and services operated on a proprietary or partnership basis and with less than ten total workers".
According to NCEUS estimates, 142 million were employed in the unorganized non-agricultural sector (NAG) in 2005.
NCEUS (2008), Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector, Academic Foundation, New Delhi
Between 1993-94 (two years after the NEP in India) and 2004-05, NCEUS (Table 2.
Again, in 2005, the National Advisory Council [NAC] also submitted a draft bill based on the recommendations of the Second National Labour Commission and the interim reports of the NCEUS.
The various draft legislative proposals were consolidated by the NCEUS, which prepared two bills, one on social security and the other on working conditions.
NCEUS has specifically recommended a federal structure with the Central Government focusing on overall direction and guidance; the state governments devoting themselves to monitoring and supervision, and district/local bodies acting as the implementing agencies (NCEUS 2009: 358).
NCEUS has advocated a series of promotional policies to strengthen the working conditions of unorganised workers e.