The Social Security Measures and their relevance in Labour Legislations

Abstract-

Ancient Indian Literature ‘Manusmrithi’ mentioned about codes for the protection and safety of the people. The concept of Social Security was associated with the Hindu Joint Families which was the ‘Original Cell of Security’ and ‘First Line of Defence’ against any misfortune. Then in Vedic period ‘Guilds’ a group of merchants or artisans worked during calamities for the security of life and property. Organized Social Security Measures in statutory form are of recent origins a key factor in Industrial system to protect employees and their dependents against contingencies like disability, sickness, employment injury and unemployment. The Industrial Programmes based on the ideals of human dignity and social justice will relieve the anxiety of the poor labours through financial benefit and medical care. Social Security as a National Programme aims to reduce Social sufferings due to Poverty, Unemployment and Intensity of Diseases. The Schemes for Provident Fund, Medical Insurance, Maternity Benefit, Compensation and Gratuity are useful in India. The efficiency, extent of coverage, finding suitable policy and approaches to strengthen the delivery system according to priorities through planned justice for inclusive growth is the need of the day. This paper describes about the implications of various social security benefits provided to the labours in India.

Authored by Pooja Heda, KES Jayantilal H Patel Law College.

LABOUR LAW In Covid-19 Times

Abstract:

In recent times we have seen that centre government and many state government have passed the ordinance to suspend labour laws so that the economic activities are back on track and the economy can recover from the recession that is going in the country at the present and Covid-19 has only worsen the situation for the labours and the working class. In India there is no single act or code that are governing the laws of labour. Some of the major laws that are governing the labour laws are the Trade Unions Act, 1926 Minimum Wages Act, 1948 Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and many more so let us take a look at history of labour law in India Weather or not the labour law in India are that of the International standard and how The current situation of Covid-19 will effect the laws in India

Authored By Ansh Kumar, Gujarat National Law University