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Social Security To Unorganized Workers Under The Code On Social Security, 2020 

By - King Stubb & Kasiva on April 18, 2023

On 20th March 2023, Shri Rameshwar Teli, Minister of State for Labour and Employment in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha clarified that code on social security, 2020 provides social security to all unorganized workers including domestic workers. 

In his reply, it was stated that government schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana (PMSBY) provide for life and disability cover while Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Man Dhan Pension Yojana (PM-SYM) covers pension to unorganized workers. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PM-JAY) provides health cover of Rs.5 lakhs per family per year for hospitalization to vulnerable families. The proposed Labour Law Codes cover a plethora of factors including decent working conditions, wages, occupational safety, grievances redressal mechanisms, and social security benefits to all categories of workers including domestic workers.  

Further, a national database of unorganized workers has also been launched on the eSHRAM portal by the Ministry of Labour & Employment for the registration of unorganized workers including domestic and household workers. The number of registered entries on the portal, as on 15th March 2023, totalled 2.79 cr. 

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