The Code on Social Security, 2020, provides social security benefits to all unorganised workers including domestic workers. The law lays down the institution of many social security schemes, for example, life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits, and old age protection.
Central government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) provide social security cover to all the unorganised workers including domestic workers with respect to life/ disability cover and insurance and pension, while Ayushman Bharat (PMJAY) provides secondary and tertiary health benefits to all unorganized workers including eligible domestic workers.
Currently, the Ministry of Labour & Employment is in the process of developing a comprehensive National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) to collect relevant information of unorganized workers including domestic workers, in order to help in delivery of various social security and welfare schemes being implemented for them. 1
- Press Release, Ministry of Labour and Employment, accessed at: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1707226.
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