Social Security Scheme for workers in unorganized sector



According to the survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) during 2011-12, the total employment in both organised and unorganised sector in the country was of the order of 47 crores. Out of this, about 8 crores were in the organised sector and the balance 39 crores (which is about 83% of the total work force) in the unorganised sector.

Objective :

To provide social security benefits to workers

Eligibility :

  • Self-declaration by him or her confirming that he or she is an unorganised worker
  • Every unorganised worker shall be registered by the District Administration

Benefits :

  • State Governments are mandated to register the Unorganized Workers and to provide benefits of welfare schemes running in their state.
  • It also has three basic security scheme:
  • Life and disability cover
  • Health and maternity benefits
  • Old age protection

These are the current scheme under Social Security:

  • Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
  • National Family Benefit Scheme
  • Janani Suraksha Yojana
  • Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana)
  • Handicraft Artisans Comprehensive welfare Scheme
  • National Scheme for Welfare of Fishermen and Training and Extension
  • Aam Admi Bima Yojana
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
  • Atal Pension Yojana

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