SOCIAL SECURITY FOR UNORGANISED WORKERS

 REPORT

 

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR ENTERPRISES IN THE UNORGANISED SECTOR

19TH FLOOR, JAWAHAR VYAPAAR BHAWAN, 1, TOLSTOY MARG, NEW DELHI

 May 2006

 CONTENTS

PART I

Name of Chapters

Page

1.

Introduction

     1

2.

Informal Sector, Informal Workers and Social Security

     7

3.

Sources of Insecurity

   17

4.

Central Government Initiatives

   24

5.

State  Level Initiatives

   33

6.

NGOs’ Intervention in the Social Security of Unorganised  Sector Workers

   54

7.

International Experience

   62

8.

Towards a Universal Social Security System

   82

9.

Implementation and Financial Requirements

   99

10.

Responsibilities and Responses

 117

11.

Summary and Recommendations

 123

 

 

 

PART II

Unorganised Workers Social Security Bill, 2006

 132

 

 

List of Appendices

Page

1.

Past and Present Composition of the Commission

153

2.

Composition of the Advisory Board

154

3.

Composition of the Task Force on Social Security

155

4.

Central Social Security Schemes

156

5.

State Social Security Schemes

163

6.

Social Security Benefits for Workers in the Unorganised Sector Provided by the Welfare Boards in Kerala

200

7.

Different Welfare Funds Functioning in Kerala

216

8.

Social Security Schemes being Implemented by NGOs in India

217

9.

Tabulation of Replies Received from Ministries of Government of India on the Unorganised Sector Workers Social Security Bill, 2005, Drafted by the Commission

241

10.

Tabulation of Replies Received from State Governments/ UTs on the Unorganised Sector Workers Social Security Bill, 2005, Drafted by the Commission

244

11.

Tabulation of Relevant Portions of the Speeches of Prime Minister of India and Various Ministers of the State Governments at the Indian Labour Conference Held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 9-10th December 2005

245

12.

Tabulation of  Replies  Received from Trade Unions on the Unorganised Sector Workers Social Security Bill, 2005, Drafted by the Commission

258

13.

Tabulation of Replies Received from NGOs, Academicians and Others on the Unorganised Sector Workers’ Social Security Bill, 2005, Drafted by the Commission

263

 


References

268