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Gig workers set to come under labour laws, get social security benefits

According to draft Code on Social Security, 2019, gig and platform workers will be entitled to life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits, among others

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gig economy | Labour laws | social security

Somesh Jha & Neha Alawadhi  |  New Delhi 



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At present, gig workers, who are often treated as independent workers, are devoid of any social security cover as they are not part of the country’s labour law legislation

Workers employed in the are set to become part of India’s labour law legislation, enabling some employment-related rights for them. The labour and ministry has proposed the Code on Social Security, 2019, in which it has recognised ‘gig workers’ and ‘platform workers’ — terms which have never been used in any of the country’s earlier.

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First Published: Thu, September 19 2019. 01:45 IST

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