SectionsParticulars
Chapter IPreliminary
1Short 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...
2Definitions
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 IISocial Security Benefits
3Framing 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...
4Funding 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 IIINational Social Security Board for Unorganised Workers
5National 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 IVState Social Security Board for Unorganised Workers
6State 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...
7Funding of state government schemes
1.     Any scheme notified by the State Government may be-              i.        wholly funded by the State Government; or             ii.        partly...
8Record 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...
9Workers 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 VRegistration
10Eligibility 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 VIMiscellaneous
11Power 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 ...
12Vacancies, 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...
13Power 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...
14Power 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...
15Laying 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 ...
16Saving 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...
17Power 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 ...
SchduleThe 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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