The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India has circulated a preliminary draft of the Code on Social Security, 2019 (Draft Code) via letter dated September 17, 2019. The Draft Code has been issued as part of the Government's pre-legislative consultative process and comments and inputs from stakeholders and public have been invited.
The Draft Code proposes to simplify, amalgamate, rationalize and replace the following central labour legislations:
(i) The Employees' Compensation Act, 1923;
(ii) The Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948;
(iii) The Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952;
(iv) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961;
(v) The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972;
(vi) The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981;
(vii) The Building and Other Construction Workers Cess Act, 1996; and
(viii) The Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008.
A copy of the Draft Code can be accessed here.
Date: September 19, 2019
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