Ministry looks for feedback on draft social security guidelines
They propose to supply the unorganised sector, gig and platform workers access to social security benefits through a government website.
As per the brand-new rules, an employee who moves is entitled to get benefits in the State where he works.
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They propose to provide the unorganised sector, gig and platform workers access to social security advantages through a federal government portal.
The Union Labour and Employment Ministry has actually notified the draft guidelines under the Code on Social Security, 2020, which propose to provide the unorganised sector, gig and platform workers access to social security benefits through a government portal.
The Ministry informed the draft guidelines on November 13 and looked for suggestions and objections within 45 days.
In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry stated the rules have actually been framed for the execution of the arrangements of the Code on Social Security, 2020, which was passed by Parliament in September, relating to the Staff members’ Provident Fund, Worker’ State Insurance Corporation, gratuity, maternity advantage, social security and cess in respect of building and other building and construction workers (BOCW).
” The draft guidelines likewise offer for Aadhaar-based registration, consisting of self-registration by unorganised workers, gig employees and platform workers on the website of the Main federal government. Ministry of Labour and Work has actually already initiated action for development of such portal,” the Ministry stated.
The guidelines also offer the Aadhaar-based registration of BOCW on a portal of the Centre, State government or the BOCW well-being board of the State.
” Where a structure employee moves from one State to another he will be entitled to get benefits in the State where he is currently working and it shall be the responsibility of the Structure Employees Well-being Board of that State to provide advantages to such an employee,” it stated.
The rules likewise offer a single electronic registration of an establishment, consisting of for cancellation in case the company is closed. The BOCW cess would be calculated by the company on the basis of the cost of building according to the rates of the State Public Functions Department or the Central Public Works Department or the documents submitted to the Property Regulatory Authority.
” The rate of interest for delayed payment of such cess has actually been decreased from 2% every month or part of a month to 1%. Under the existing guidelines, the evaluating officer has the power to direct that no product or equipment can be gotten rid of or disrupted from the construction website. Such power for forever stopping of building and construction work has been withdrawn in the draft rules. Even more, under the draft rules, the examining officer can check out the construction website only with the previous approval of the secretary of the Building and Other Construction Workers Board,” the Ministry said.
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