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Government seeks opinions on draft labor code | India News


NEW DELHI: The newly notified draft rules for the Social Security Code, one of four labor laws passed by Parliament this year that aims to extend social security benefits to all categories of workers in India, says that workers can self-enroll through Aadhaar to take advantage of various social security schemes.
The rules, which will remain open for discussion for 45 days starting Nov. 13, direct states to create policies to provide social security benefits to informal sector and concert workers in the form of self-registration. They also establish the processes by which governments will establish the National Social Security Board for Unorganized Workers, Platform and Concert Workers, and the Construction Workers Welfare Board.
“The eligible unorganized worker, or any category or subcategory of unorganized worker, shall submit an application form, electronically, with Aadhaar in the form of a self-declaration for registration with said authority on the specified portal of the central government. Upon completing the registration, said worker will receive an acknowledgment of receipt, electronically or otherwise, with their unique registration number, ”says the draft rules.
While work has begun on the portal for worker self-registration, the draft rules also say that migrant construction workers will be entitled to benefits in the state where they work and that the Workers’ Welfare Board Construction of the state in question will be responsible for extending the benefits.
The regulations also provide for the gratification of employees with fixed-term employment and they have also decided to spend up to Rs 1,000 crore to “promote measures to improve the health and well-being of the insured and for the rehabilitation and re-employment of the insured who have been disabled or injured ”under the Employees State Insurance Fund. In addition to listing how businesses can exit EPFO ​​and ESIC coverage, the rules also list provisions for a single electronic record of an establishment, including de-registration in case of business closure occupations.
The rules explain in more detail the procedure for self-assessment and payment of the fee with respect to construction and other construction workers.

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