The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector (NCEUS) has been set up as an advisory body and a watchdog for the informal sector to bring about improvement in the productivity of these enterprises for generation of large scale employment opportunities on a sustainable basis, particularly in the rural areas. This is pursuant to a commitment made by the United Progressive Alliance Government in its Common Minimum Programme to set up a National Commission for Enterprises in the  Unorganized Sector to recommend appropriate measures to  enhance the competitiveness of the sector in the emerging global environment and link the sector with the institutional framework in areas such as credit, raw material, infrastructure, technology upgradation and  marketing. Suitable interventions for skill development for the informal sector are also under consideration of the Commission.