Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act 2008

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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(meaning home-based workers, self-employed workers or daily-wage workers). This Act received the assent of the President of India on 30 December 2008.[1]


The Act provides for constitution of National Social Security Board at the Central level which shall recommend 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.[2]

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