Draft Code on Social Security, 2019

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The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India has published a preliminary draft of the Code on Social Security, 2019 on September 17, 2019. The draft Code has been issued as part of the Government’s pre-legislative consultative process and comments and inputs from stakeholders and public have been invited. The draft Code proposes to simplify, amalgamate, rationalize and replace the following Central labour legislations: (i) The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923; (ii) The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948; (iii) The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952; (iv) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961; (v) The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972; (vi) The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981; (vii) The Building and Other Construction Workers Cess Act, 1996; and (viii) The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008.

Published In:Inter Alia - Quarterly Edition - September 2019 [ English
Date: September 30, 2019