Code on Social Security 2019 Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha

By | December 11, 2019
(Last Updated On: December 11, 2019)

The Code on Social Security 2019

Code on Social Security 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha on 11.12.2019


The Second National Commission on Labour, which submitted its report in June, 2002
had recommended that the existing set of labour laws should be broadly amalgamated into
the following groups, namely:––
(a) industrial relations;
(b) wages;
(c) social security;
(d) safety; and
(e) welfare and working conditions.

. In pursuance of the recommendations of the said Commission and the deliberations
made in the tripartite meeting comprising of the Government, employers’ and employees’
representatives, it had been decided to bring the proposed legislation. The proposed
legislation intends to amalgamate, simplify and rationalise the relevant provisions of the
following nine central labour enactments relating to social security, namely:––
1. The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923;
2. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948;
3. The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952;
4. The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959;
5. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961;
6. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972;
7. The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981;
8. The Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996; and
9. The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008.

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