Labor Codes Updates – OSH & Social Security Code – April’21


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Provision For Setting Up Of Technical Committees Under Occupational Safety, Health And Working Conditions Code, 2020

The Central Government vide notification no. G.S.R. 261(E) has notified ”Setting up of Technical Committee” under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 for the purpose of assisting the Central Government or the National Board in discharging Safety and other related measures across Industrial Establishments. The committee shall consists of members from government, public, autonomous or private institutions/industries and shall frame, formulate and review standards, rules and regulations under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and have further laid down provisions with respect to Resignation, Cessations, Disqualification and removal from membership. As a part of the pre-consultation process and in compliance with 134(1) of the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 i.e. condition of previous publications of Draft Rules under the Code, inviting Objection and suggestion, which may be received from any person with respect to draft notification before the expiry of forty-five days from the date of publications

Appointment Of Effective Date Of Section 142 of Code On Social Security, 2020

Government of India vide Gazette notification no.1603 has appointed the 3rd day of May 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 shall come into force. As per the notification, the Government has made Aadhaar mandatory as identity proof for all employees and workers, including organized and unorganized workers, to avail social security benefits with effect from May 3rd in order to prevent the misuse of the benefit being given to workers or employees with a fake identity. Section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 provides that the employees or unorganized workers shall, to register as beneficiaries for social security benefits or avail other social security services, establish his identity or, as the case may be, the identity of his family members or dependants through Aadhaar number. The Aadhaar registration is mandatory for all workers and employees seeking social security benefits from the government in either kind or cash. These would also include medical and sickness benefits, pension, gratuity, maternity benefit, or any other benefit or withdrawal of fund. Further, Aadhaar registration will also be mandatory for availing services of the career centre or receiving any payment or medical attendance as the insured person himself or for his dependants

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