Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
1.     This Act may be called the Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008.2.     It extends to the whole of India.3.     It shall come into force o...
2 Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-a.     "employer" means a person or an association of persons, who has engaged or employed an unorganise...
Chapter II Social Security Benefits
3 Framing of scheme
1.     The Central Government shall formulate and notify, from time to time, suitable welfare schemes for unorganised workers on matters relating to-a.     l...
4 Funding of central government schemes
1.     Any scheme notified by the Central Government may be-              i.        wholly funded by the Central Government; or             ii.        pa...
Chapter III National Social Security Board for Unorganised Workers
5 National social security board
1.     The Central Government shall, by notification, constitute a National Board to be known as the National Social Security Board to exercise the powers co...
Chapter IV State Social Security Board for Unorganised Workers
6 State social security board
1.     Every State Government shall, by notification, constitute a State Board to be known as (name of the State) State Social Security Board to exercise the...
7 Funding of state government schemes
1.     Any scheme notified by the State Government may be-              i.        wholly funded by the State Government; or             ii.        partly...
8 Record keeping by district administration
The record keeping functions for the purpose of this Act shall be performed by the District Administration: Provided that the State Government may direct that...
9 Workers facilitation centres
The State Government may set up such Workers' facilitation centres as may be considered necessary from time to time to perform the following functions, namely...
Chapter V Registration
10 Eligibility for registration and social security benefits
1.     Every unorganised worker shall be eligible for registration subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions, namely:-a.     he or she shall have...
Chapter VI Miscellaneous
11 Power of central government to give directions
The Central Government may give directions to-      i.        the National Board; or     ii.        the Government of a State or the State Board of that ...
12 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings
No proceedings of the National Board or any State Board shall be invalid on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of...
13 Power to make rules by central government
1.     The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.2.     In particular, and without prejudice to the g...
14 Power to make rules by state government
1.     The State Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.2.     In particular, and without prejudice to the gen...
15 Laying of rules
1.     Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it ...
16 Saving of certain laws
Nothing contained in this Act shall affect the operation of any corresponding law in a State providing welfare schemes which are more beneficial to the unorga...
17 Power to remove difficulties
1.     If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make ...
Schdule The Schedule
Schedule I
1.              Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. 2.              National Family Benefit Scheme. 3.              Janani Suraksha...
Schedule II
1. The Workmen's Compensation Act 1923 (8 of 1923). 2. The Industrial Disputes Act 1947 (14 of 1947). 3. The Employees' State Insurance Act 19...
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