Code on Social Security, 2020 – An overview

02 十月 2020


  • The purpose of Code on Social Security, 2020 (‘SS Code’) is to amend and consolidate the laws relating to social security with the goal to extend social security to all employees and workers either in the organized or unorganized or any other sectors and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  • SS Code was passed by the Lok Sabha on September 22, 2020 and subsequently, by the Rajya Sabha on September 23, 2020 with a view to amalgamate, simplify and rationalize the relevant provisions of the nine central labour enactments relating to social security.
  • The SS Code is yet to receive assent of the President of India.
  • The SS Code shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of the SS Code.

Laws subsumed:

  • SS Code has subsumed the following enactments:
  1. The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923;
  2. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948;
  3. The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952;
  4. The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959;
  5. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961;
  6. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972;
  7. The Cine- Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981;
  8. The Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996; and
  9. The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008.

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