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House panel wants social security number for migrant workers

22nd July, 2020 Society

Recommendation of Parliamentary committee on labour:

  • Government introduce a social security number for migrant workers, especially those working in the unorganised sectors.
  • Both the State of origin and State where the worker has migrated to should have a record.
  • Such a number is essential to avert situations like the one during the extended lockdown when several lakh workers had to walk back to their homes.

Government Steps:

  • Government was planning to set up a website to register migrant workers.
  • A worker’s Aadhaar number will be used for the registration.

On Social Security Fund:

  • No specific details in the legislation as to who will contribute to the fund
  • How will it be utilised.
  • Government’s Social Security Code Bill 2019, which is under the committee’s consideration provides for a social security fund.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/house-panel-wants-social-security-number-for-migrant-workers/article32152295.ece


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