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Draft Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare - Comments/suggestions invited

1. In line with the recommendations of the 2nd National Commission on Labour, Ministry of Labour & Employment has taken steps for simplification, amalgamation and rationalization of Central Labour Laws and replacing them with 4 Labour Codes viz. Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code on Social Security & Welfare, and Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions. Out of these, first two i.e. Code on Wages and Code on Industrial Relations were earlier drafted and put on the Website of the Ministry of Labour & Employment inviting comments of the stakeholders/public. Both these Codes are under consideration of the Government at present.

2. Ministry has since prepared a Preliminary draft of the Code on Social Security & Welfare by amalgamating all existing Labour Laws related to Social Security (total 15 Labour Laws including EPF Act, ESI Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Employees Compensation Act, Unorganised Social Security Act, and various Welfare Cess /Fund Acts).

The draft of the Code on Social Security & Welfare is available at Ministry's site.

3. Comments/suggestions of all concerned stakeholders/other members of the public are invited on this draft Code for consideration in the Ministry of Labour & Employment. It is requested that the comments/suggestions should reach the Ministry within one month time from the date of issuance, on the address S. K. Tripathi, Under Secretary (LRC), Ministry of Labour & Employment, Room No. 17, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001, or through email to sushil.tripathi@nic.in.

In order to facilitate proper consideration, the comments/suggestions on the draft Code must be in following format:

Draft Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare - Comments/suggestions invited

1 comment:

  1. The code proposes that 5% of contract amount shall be deducted by principal employer and shall be adjusted when the details of employees are furnished. In the event of non-furnishing the same shall be tagged as Unclaimed Deposit and sent to Central Government. This will defeat the objective of the Code and therefore, this provision should be deleted. The amount lying unclaimed in SSF should be utilised for any purpose of SSF only. If it is diverted for any other purpose, it shall defeat the purpose for which it is created.


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