Social Security Code 2020: An Analysis

Authors

  • Dr Suresh V Nadagoudar Principal and Chairman, University Law College and Department of STudies in Law, Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560 056, Karnataka, India.
  • Rajashree Patil PhD Research Scholar, University Law College and Department of Studies in Law, Bangalore Uniersity, Bangalore - 560 056.

Keywords:

Social Security Code, 2020

Abstract

The Indian labour market has beencontinuously and predominantly unorganised. In theyear 2018-19,the nature of employment for around 90 percent workers in India’s labour market was unorganised. These workers are either inadequately covered or are not at all covered under  existing labour legislations, social protection schemes, and other employment benefits. Due to the lack of governmental oversight, a large proportion of these workers work in exploitative and precarious conditions. According to International Trade Union Confederation, India is amongst the Ten worst countries in the world in terms of the worker rights in 2020 (ITUC, 2020). The first Sustainable Development Goal, seeks to end the poverty, and among its targets isformulation of national social protection floors, and the implementation of comprehensive social welfare programmes.Similarly, the ILO Recommendation 204 suggests the implementation of minimum social security guarantees to facilitate the transition from an informal to a formal economy. In the context of the widespread chronic poverty and the unrelenting wealth inequality, the social security can offer resilience against socio-economic shocks, such as the one we are faced with today because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this context, it is attempted to analyse the provisions of  the Social Security Code,2020 to verify the extent and scope of the Code and to understand its limitationsof the Code in providing comprehensive social security measures to ameliorate the conditions of poor and needy.

 

Author Biographies

Dr Suresh V Nadagoudar, Principal and Chairman, University Law College and Department of STudies in Law, Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560 056, Karnataka, India.

Principal and Chairman, University Law College and Department of STudies in Law, Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560 056, Karnataka, India.

Rajashree Patil, PhD Research Scholar, University Law College and Department of Studies in Law, Bangalore Uniersity, Bangalore - 560 056.

PhD Research Scholar, University Law College and Department of Studies in Law, Bangalore Uniersity, Bangalore - 560 056.

Published

2021-07-01

How to Cite

V Nadagoudar, S., & Patil, R. (2021). Social Security Code 2020: An Analysis. Christ University Law Journal, 10(2). Retrieved from https://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/culj/article/view/3250