Unorganized Worker’s Social Security Act, 2008


For the unorganized and self-employed women workers, certain schemes like The Unorganized Sector Worker’s Social Security Act, 2008, etc., have been introduced at the Central, State and Local levels. The Act provides for formulation of Social Security schemes for social security and welfare of workers in unorganized sector.

Maternity and Other Benefits

It makes provision for the registration of all unorganized workers. Also it pertains to welfare schemes for different sections of the unorganized sector workers on matters relating to life and disability cover, health, insurance and maternity benefits and old age pension.

Coverage of the Act

For the purpose of this Act, Unorganized Worker means a home-based worker, self-employed worker or a wage worker in the unorganized sector and includes a worker in the organized sector who is not covered by any of the Acts mentioned in Schedule II to this Act.

Recently Delhi High Court has ruled that henceforth even all the Placement Agencies in the State of Delhi will be covered within the ambit of this Act.



UNI (July 30, 2009). Delhi HC to ensure placement agencies fall in Unorganized Workers Act.

Disclaimer: This section provides only a brief of Indian legislation and should not be considered as legal advice.


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