Who is an unorganized worker?

The term ‘unorganized worker’ has been defined under the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act (UWSSA), 2008 as a home-based worker, self-employed worker or a wage worker in the enterprises in unorganized sector (enterprises engaged in production and sale of good or providing services where less than 10 workers are employed) and includes a worker in the organized sector who is not covered by any of the Acts mentioned in Schedule-II of the Act i.e
a. The Workmen’s Compensation Act 1923
b. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
c. The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948
d. The EPF and Miscellaneous provisions Act, 1952
e. The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961
f. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
Along with the definition, Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) has tracked and listed some of the occupations (122) as unorganized as mentioned below:

Agarbatti making Dairying and allied activities Packing and Packaging
Agriculture Data entry operation Panwalla service
Agriculture machinery handling Distribution of petroleum products Pappad making
Animal Husbandry Domestic work Petrol bunk/pump and allied service
Arrack and Liquor production and vending Dyeing Pickle making
Automobile work Electronic electrical goods repairs Plantation (Other than those covered under Plantation Labour Act, 1951)
Bakery work Electroplating Plastic manufacture
Band playing Embroidery work Pottery
Bangle manufacturing Envelop making Powerloom weaving
Beads making/ piercing Fire work cracker production Printing press work
Beautician Fishery production Quary work
Beedi manufacture Fish processing Rag picking
Bicycle repair Flora work and garland making Rice milling
Bindi work Flour mills operations Rickshaw pulling
Blacksmithy Footwear production Salt pan work
Boat/Ferry occupation Foresty operation Sand mining
Book binding Foundry Sawmill work
Brick Kiln work Gardening and parks maintenance Scavenging
Brush making Garment manufacture Security service
Breweries Distilleries Gem cutting Sericulture (Silk rearing)
Building and Road maintenance Ginning Service station work
Bulb manufacture Glassware manufacturing Shepherding
Bullock/Camel-cart operation Goldsmithy Shoe shining work
Butchery Hair dressing Shop and establishment service
Cable TV operation Handloom weaving Small scale industries
Cane/Reed work Hawking and vending Soap manufacture
Carpentary Headload work Sports good manufacture
Carpet weaving Health service Steel vessels and utensils manufacture
Cashew processing Honey gathering Stone crushing
Catering Horticulture and Floriculture Sweeping
Chikan work Hotel and Restaurant service Tanning (including hides and skin production) leather goods manufacture
Cine Service Lock making Telephone booth service
Cloth printing Manual operation on unspecified jobs Temple leaves collection
Clubs and canteen service Masala making Tendu leaves collection
Coaching service Matches manufacture Timber Industry (Furniture manufacturing etc)
Coir processing/manufacture Minor forest produce gathering Tobacco processing
Confectionery Minor mineral and mines work Toddy tapping
Construction work Newspaper vending Toy making
Construction of tents and pedals supply of utensils and decoration for function NGO service Transport service (driving conducting, cleaning etc.)
Courier service Oil extraction Laundry Work
Wayside Mechanics and workshop service Welding