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“Samajik Suraksha” to the aid of unorganised workers
West Bengal

“Samajik Suraksha” to the aid of unorganised workers

Agency News

Kolkata, Sep 09 : The flagship social security scheme of the West Bengal Government, Samajik Suraksha Yojana (SSY), has got a total registration of 1.10 crore workers from various unorganised sectors.

As part of the scheme, these registered workers will get a help of Rs. 1,530 crore from the government, according to a recent statement by the Labour Minister. Most of the registrations took place at the Sramik Melas organised across the State in the early part of the year.

The registered workers get a Samajik Mukti Card each to avail the benefits of the scheme, which include provident fund, health insurance (provided under Swasthya Sathi Scheme), death and disability benefits, financial assistance for the education of the children of beneficiaries, and training in safety and skill development (provided through the Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development).

The new and consolidated Samajik Suraksha Yojana for unorganised workers was notified on April 3, 2017. The five existing social security schemes for unorganised workers, namely, State Assisted Scheme of Provident Fund for Unorganised Workers (SASPFUW), West Bengal Unorganised Sector Workers’ Health Security Scheme (WBUSWHSS), Social Security Scheme for Construction Workers (BOCWA), West Bengal Transport Workers Social Security Scheme (WBTWSSS) and West Bengal Beedi Workers’ Welfare Scheme (WBBWWS), were combined to create this new scheme. UNI