Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008

  • Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act 2008 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to provide for the social security and welfare of the unorganised workers.
  • Unorganised workers mean home-based workers, self-employed workers or daily-wage workers.
  • The Act provides for the constitution of the National Social Security Board at the Central level.
  • The board will recommend the formulation of social security schemes viz life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits, old age protection and any other benefit as may be determined by the Government for unorganised workers.
  • As a follow-up to the implementation of the Act, the National Social Security Board was set up on 18 August 2009.
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