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