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Social Security

25th October – Minding the gaps in India’s digital data infrastructure

Much of the data quality discussions in the past have erupted when politically sensitive results around topics such as GDP growth rate or poverty rates have been released and partisan bickering allows for little room to think about data collection systems. How can we improve data collection? If we are to move towards developing a …

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9th October – Labour pains – Draft social security code has little to offer

The third draft on the Code on Social Security, 2019 falls short of its stated aim to “amalgamate, simplify and rationalise” the relevant provisions of eight existing central labour laws. Details – It merely clubs together existing schemes in the organised sector, while skirting ambiguities over the basic criteria for availing social security benefits — …

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Social Security for Workers in Informal Sector | PIB Summary

In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008. About the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act The 2008 Act stipulates formulation of suitable welfare schemes for unorganised workers on matters relating to – life and disability cover, health and …

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