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Government of India

Monday, August 13, 2007
  Ministry of Labour & Employment  
 
GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO INTRODUCE UNORGANISED WORKERS SOCIAL SECURITY BILL DURING THE CURRENT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT

 
  18:46 IST  
 
  Lok Sabha

The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) has, in its report, recommended for national minimum social security benefits for unorganised sector workers which, inter-alia, include life and disability cover, health insurance, old age protection and any other scheme as deemed necessary. The Commission has also recommended the imposition of social security tax for the benefit of workers in the unorganised sector.

The proposals and the suggestions received thereon were examined. The Unorganised Sector Workers Social Security Bill is under active consideration and Government intends to introduce the Bill during the current session of Parliament.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

MLD:LK:L-94(unorganised sector social security bill)(13.8.07)