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Concept Paper Cum Project ProposalNCTLABOURWeB

A Project to support the needs of blue-collar workers from the unorganized sector, reliably, ethically, transparently and with a great WIN-WIN for workers and customers

NewBeginnings Charitable Trust, Vijayawada, India

Organizational Fact SheetName of the Applicant OrganizationNewBeginnings Charitable Trust (NCT)

Registration NoReg. No 106/2009; (Registered as per the Indian Trust Act)

Project TitleNCT LabourWeB: A project to ensure sustainable income generation to the blue-collared unorganized labourers in Vijayawada city.

Project Grant Period2 years

Proposed Budget per yearEUR: 17,688; USD: 22,804 (INR: 1,026,000)

Project ApplicantMr. Ravi Sebastian, Chairman

Contact AddressNewBeginnings Charitable Trust (NCT)Do.No 53-1-275, Christurajapuram

Vijayawada 520 008

Andhra Pradesh, India


URL: http://new-beginnings-in.webs.comTel.No: +91 866 2497 559; 97008 61305

Bank DetailsSB A/c No: 0014600100046870The Federal Bank Ltd

D.No: 59A-15-1, Bhadraiah Nagar, NTR Circle Patamata, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh India


A Concept Paper Cum Project Proposal on NCT LabourWeBA Project to support the needs of blue-collar workers from the unorganized sector, reliably, ethically, transparently and with a great WIN-WIN for workers and customers1. Overview/ Status of Unorganised Labours in India: With the huge geographical spread and magnitude of populations, India has a very huge working population of 406 million (based on NSSO Survey 1999 2000). Almost 92% of this workforce is in unorganized sector. There are numerous occupational groups pursuing economic activities from generation to generation without formal schooling and are spread across the country with diffused employer-employee relationship. The occupation wise distribution of employment indicates that 62% of the workers are engaged in agriculture, 11% in industry, and 27% in the service sector. A characterized feature of the employment situation in this country is that the percentage of workers employed on regular salaried employment is just 16%. The bulk of the workforce is either self-employed (53%) or employed in casual wage employment (31%). 2. Socio-Economic Status of Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh is the Indias fifth largest state in terms of geographical areas and population. It has 23 districts and a population of 75.7 million, which is 7.37% to national population of India according to the census of 2001. The decadal growth rate (1991-2001) of population in state has sharply come down to 13.86% from 24.2%, which is quite lower than the national average of 21.34% (2001). The state being the important agriculture and industrial state of India, the work participation rate is 45.05%, which is higher than 38.03% of all India. The female workers participation rate is 37.7% (2001). The percentage share in the organised sector employment is estimated to be merely 6.6% (Mar 1991) and large chunk of 93.4% workers are employed in the unorganised sector in the State.

3. Project Proposal: The Concepta. Project Overview: The primary reason for implementing this project is to ensure that workers of unorganized sector are able to find stable employment. Vijayawada city the third largest in Andhra Pradesh is one of the fast growing cities in India with its current population touching more than 2.5 million. Its prominence as major trading business centre has earned the title Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city is situated along the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai Delhi Railway route. This is the largest railway junction is South India. It is the busiest railway Junction in India and is the second biggest in Asia. It is the only station having five entrance gates with booking counters. Vijayawada, also called Vidyala Wada place of education, occupies a large number of educational Institutions. A foreign Ambassador has named the City as The Educational Sahara. The fact that the city has been well connected by road and rail makes it the main hub of commercial activities. b. Vijayawada is a municipal Corporation and is divided into 59 political wards. An elected body headed by the Mayor performs the Administration of the Corporation. The rates of growth of population experienced by Vijayawada Urban Agglomeration during 1991 and 2001 will continue in future though at a lesser rate. The projections indicate that the agglomeration would house a population of 14.5 lakhs in 2011 and 19.9 lakhs in 2021 including the population of the city. One of the important and predominant reasons for this high growth is the growing ratio of migrating population from the nearby villages. Vijayawada is famous for automobile bodybuilding, garment, iron and hardware small-scale industries. Small-scale automotive industries 'Jawahar Autonagar', was the largest automobile township in Asia for some time. It is also one of reasons for the high scale of migration from villages to Vijayawada. This migration has resulted in lots of slums settlement in and around the city. This project will be reach out to the skilled labours especially construction workers and daily wage labourers found in the slums.c. NCT LabourWeb: NCT aims at making and maintaining LabourWeb a professionally managed social enterprise which will aim at improving the earning capacity of the skilled and semi-skilled workers in the unorganized sector who constitute more than 90% in Vijayawada. It is an innovative enterprise for improving the lives labourers and customers. d. This project aims at improving the living conditions of the unorganized sectors in Vijayawada city by providing them with opportunities to work regularly and continuously. NCT aims at engaging them in an institutional framework that encourages greater accountability. NCT remains a facilitating organization and thus provides a platform for workers and the customers to choose and interact with each other in a professional and transparent manner. e. Methodology:

NewBeginninsg will collect the address and professional details of each workers of unorganized labours such as Painter, Mason, Carpenter, Electrician, Drivers, Plumber, Cook, House Maid, Cleaner, Gardener, sales person, etc. Kindly see the annexure for the complete list of workers.

The new initiative will be widely published in TV & Print Media for a few days on alternative days. This gives awareness on the LabourWeb among the working group and also customers.

The City will be divided into three zones and will be monitored by one staff each. Thus, the project will have three staff on the field.

All the collected details of the workers will be maintained with the Centralised Coordinating Centre (CCC). The CCC will have three data entry staff who collect the data from the workers, and also who attend the phone calls from the clients and the same has been entered into the call register. This entry will be further passed on to the zone Team Leader. It coordinates the entire process from registration to completion of works. The Project has a Project Director who monitors the day-to-day calls received and the information received and passed on and the response to the call. He visits the clients after the works done and gets feedback from the clients. The PD is the responsible person for the successful functioning of the project, his team and he are responsible to the Management Team of the Organisation The Centralised Coordinating Centre (CCC) will monitor and assign works to the registered members based on experience and proximity to the work site. The CCC will take the calls from the customer and gives details of the registered workers living within the area of the customer. The Coordinator makes primary visit to the place of the customer and learns about the work and the need to be done. After analyzing the nature of the work, he informs the customer about the cost of the work. If it is agreed, the work is done and the payment is made to the Coordinator on behalf of NCT-LabourWeb. LabourWeb will design a specialized database programme which will contain all the details related to each registered member, details of number of works assigned on a daily base, wage paid, insurance details, savings, remarks etc. Every completed work has been monitored and assessed the professionalism of executing. In case of any complaints on the work or if it is not done properly and a redoing becomes a must, NCT will do the work free of cost in the second time. Such incident will be taken very seriously since it affects the credibility, efficiency and professionalism of the Organisation.

All the registered members will be given Identity Cards, which is mandatory for them to carry along with them as they go for work.

NCT will get into agreement with city based Corporate Hospitals for the treatment of registered members for those ailments which are not covered by mediclaim policies

NCT LabourWeb will charge Rs. 10/- towards registration charges from the workers.

NCT-LabourWeb also charges a nominal pay of Rs. 30/- towards user charges from the clients.

LabourWeb will offer assistance to the growing professional class and mid-sized business community who find it difficult to access the unorganised labour sector. The NCT LabourWeb becomes an answer to this growing demand by providing simplified access to qualified, reliable, skilled workers. LabourWeb will provide capacity building trainings to the skilled workers so that they are professionalized and are advanced in skills.

f. Type of Services we Offer:NCT LabourWeB offers incident based services which includes emergency based, Same business day/ next day, Project managed (such as rain water harvesting)