West Bengal Government launch SSY -Samajik Suraksha Yojana in 2017 for benefits of Self-employed and UN-Organized labor and produce labor card. Here we try to discus all about new rules and regulation of the SSY-Samajik Suraksha Yojana and Labor Card
Content of the script :
- Who is applicant of SSY?
- Category and list of workers under SSY
- Who are Construction Workers ?
- Who are Transport workers?
- What is the eligible criteria of SSY?
- Benefits of SSY-Samajit Suraksha Yojana
1. Applicable Workers under SSY
1.1) A wage earner that also includes a self-employed person who is in the Unorganized Sector as mentioned under Part A and Part B of the Schedule (as amended) under the West Bengal Unorganized Sector Workers Welfare Act, 2007 are covered under SSY. (পশ্চিমবঙ্গ অসংগঠিত ক্ষেত্রকর্মী কল্যাণ আইন, ২০০৭ অধীনে Part A এবং Part B (এস আমেন্ডেড ) খন্ডে 18 থেকে 60 বছর বয়সের মধ্যে উপার্জনশীল ব্যক্তিদের (স্ব-কর্মসংস্থানযুক্ত ব্যক্তিদের নিয়ে) তালিকা ভুক্ত করা হয়েছে।)
1.2) The Schedule may also include any other group of workers as may be notified in the Official Gazette by the Government from time to time.
1.3) The unorganized workers who are already registered under State Assisted Scheme of Provident Fund for Unorganized Workers (SASPFUW), West Bengal Bulling and Other Construction Welfare (WBB&OCW) Scheme & West Bengal Transport Workers Social Security (WBTWSS) scheme will be automatically covered under the scheme.
1.4) The existing workers may visit their nearest Regional Labour Office / Labour Welfare Facilitation Centre (LWFC) or Common Service Centre / Tathya Mitra Kendra or may approach local Collecting Agent (CA) or Self – Employed Labour Organizer (SLO) with their existing Registration Number / Pass Book / Bank details / Aadhar Card (if any) for updation of their existing records.
1.5) Construction Workers and Transport workers who are already enrolled under WBB&OCW Board and WBTWSSS may continue to avail benefit / s under their respective scheme but to the extent as provided in the WBB&OCW scheme and WBTWSS as amended. 1.6) For availing any benefits under SSY-2017, the cause of action should be on or after 01.04.2017
2. Category wise list of workers under SSY
All wage earners that also includes self-employed person between the age of 18 and 60 years mentioned under Part A and Part B of the Schedule (as amended) for the West Bengal Unorganized Sector Workers Welfare Act, 2007, i.e,
[Notified as per Labour Department Notification No. Labr./253/LC-LW dated 3.04.2017]
2.1) Forty-six (46) unorganized industries as mentioned under Part A of the Schedule,Namely,
- Automobile Repairing Garages (having less than 20 workers).
- Bakery (having less than 20 workers)
- Beedi Making
- Boatman Service
- Bone Mill
- Book Binding.
- Brass ware
- Cashew Processing
- Clinical Nursing Homes/ Private Hospitals.
- Coir Industry
- Copy writing work in Court/ Registration Office
- Cottage / Village based Cottage Industry (Boat man service, Bangle Making, Fire work, Chakki Mills, Kite & Kite sticks Manufacturing, Earthen pottery Work, Paddy Husking, Embroidery & Zari Chicon Works).
- Dal Mill
- Foot Wear (Leather, Rubber, Plastic)
- Forestry & Timber Operation
- Garments Making
- Hotel & Restaurant
- LC.D.S., I.P.P.-VlII & C.U.D.P.-IlI.
- Iron Foundry
- Lac Industry (having less than 20 workers)
- Leather & Leather goods.
- Linesman engaged in supply of Bakery Products.
- Medical Plants other than Cinchona
- Oil Mill.
- Paper Board & Straw Board Manufacturing.
- Plastic Industry.
- Power Loom
- Printing Press.
- Rice Mill including Husking Mills
- Rubber & Rubber Products
- Saw Mill
- Security Agencies.
- Shops (having less than 20 workers) & Establishments (having less than 20 workers)
- Silk Printing.
- Slaughter House
- Small Scale Engineering Units.
- Small Scale Chemical Units
- Tailoring Industries (having less than 20 workers).
- Type Copying Work
2.2) Fifteen (15) self-employed person under occupation mentioned under Part B of the said Schedule, namely;
- Amins (Land Surveyors)
- Ayah / Attendant engaged in Hospitals/Nursing Homes by the patients.
- Barbers / Beauticians.
- Cobbler / Shoe Maker.
- Cycle Rickshaw & Van Puller / Paddler
- Domestic Servants.
- Gold Smothery & Silver Smothery.
- Head-load Workers and Workers engaged in Loading & Unloading.
- Idol Makers
- Railway Hawkers
- Street Hawkers including News Paper Hawker.
- Waste Pickers
- Workers of NGOs & person engaged in West Bengal Welfare Scheme run by the Government including Self-Employed Labor Organizers ( SLOs) and also include Construction Workers and Transport Workers.
2.3) Construction workers means in SSY
A construction worker means those workers who are engaged in Building and Other Construction work as defined in the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996,
i.e., workers engaged in construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance or demolition of buildings, streets, roads, railways, tramways, airfields, irrigation, drainage, embankment and navigation works, flood control works, generation, transmission, and distribution of power, water works, oil and gas installation, electric lines, wireless, radio, television, telephone, telegraph and overseas communications, dams, canals, reservoirs, water course, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, aqueducts, pipelines, towers, cooling towers, transmission towers etc. and also includes a worker engaged in Brick Kiln, Stone breaking and Stone Crushing which are specified as “building or other construction work” vide Labour Department Notification No. 803 IR dated 16. 8. 2013.
2.4) Transport workers means in SSY
A transport worker as defined under the West Bengal Transport Workers’ Social Security Scheme, 2010, i.e. all Unorganized workers engaged in operation of automobiles used for commercial purposes i.e., cars, taxis, luxury taxis, light commercial vehicles, vans, auto-rickshaws, tempos, lorries, trucks, buses etc; or by whatever name called, other than those solely owned by an individual for his personal of family use.
Family means in SSY-Samajik Suraksha Yojana
‘Family’ relating to a beneficiary shall be deemed to consist of the beneficiary, his I her spouse, son up to 21 years of age, unmarried daughter, widow daughter – if residing with the beneficiary, dependent parents, the widow and children of a deceased son
3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for SSY
To apply for registration and be eligible to receive benefits under the scheme, a beneficiary must conform to the following criteria
3.1) He / She must be a resident of West Bengal.
3.2) He / She should be between 18-60 years of age.
3.3) His / Her family income should not exceed Rs. 6, 500/- per month except construction & transport workers. For construction & transport workers family income has no upper limit
3.4) The period for calculation of average family income will be 12 months prior to the
Month in which application is made
4. Benefits of SSY-Samajit Suraksha Yojana
4.1) Provident fund of benefits of SSY
It is a form of income security fund, in which workers contribute a certain amount from earnings and the government contributes interest as well. The money in the fund is then paid to workers upon attaining the age of 60, after which the employee is generally unable to earn income. State Government introduced PF scheme for Unorganized workers in the year 2001 and now it is extended to all the Unorganized workers, construction workers and transport workers under this Yojana.
4.2 HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE of benefits of SSY
A beneficiary and / or family members are entitled to get financial assistance upto Rs. 20, 000/- only per annum on account of treatment for ailments as included in WBHS, 2008 requiring hospitalization or outdoor treatment.
The benefits to be provided for:
(A) cost of clinical tests – full
(B) cost of medicine – full
(C) cost of hospitalization – full
(D) Payment for loss of employment: The beneficiary in case of hospitalization only @Rs.1,000/- for the 151 5 days, i.e., Rs. 200/- per day and additional amount of Rs.100/- per day for the remaining days, up to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/-. This claim will be admissible only to the beneficiary himself/herself.
4.3) Education benefits of SSY-Samajik Suraksha Yojana
(a) Assistance for education will provide in the following category
(i) Reading in Class XI Rs. 4,000/- per annum
(ii) Reading in Class XII Rs. 5,000/- per annum
(iii) Under training at it is Rs.6.000/- per annum
(iv) Reading in UG (Arts/Science/Commerce) Rs.6,000/- per annum
(v) Reading in PG (Arts/Science/Commerce) Rs. 10,000/- per annum
(vi) Reading at Polytechnics Rs. 10,000/- per annum
(vii) Medical/Engineering Rs. 30,000/- per annum
(b) Assistance for completion of UG education or equivalent Skill Development Studies @ Rs. 25000/- each for up to two daughters will be provided. The Unmarried daughter will get benefits of studies
(c) The students who will be covered under this Yojana cannot avail any other
Scholarship / grant of the Government.
(d) Benefits will be available for up to maximum 2 (two) children.
4.4) Miscellaneous benefits of SSY (Samajik Suraksha Yojana)
TRAINING IN SAFETY AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT:
(a) Uncertainty in the Unorganized sectors necessitates need for diversification of activities and the search for alternative employment and self-employment ventures. The beneficiary and/or their family members will be provided training in various trades & vocations. Enable them to switch to alternate economic activity mainly towards self- employment.
(b) This training shall be outcome based and would be provided through the Paschim Banga Society for Skill development (PBSSD) and shall follow the cost and other common norms that have been finalised for Skill Development interventions in the State by the Government.
(c) Fund for meeting the Skill Development costs shall be borne from i) the Construction Workers Cess for Skill Development of Construction Workers and their family members, ii) from the Transport Cess for Skill Development of Transport Workers and their family members and iii) from the State Budget of Labour Department for Skill Development of Other Workers and their family members. Suitable Grant-in -Aid /fund will be made available to PBSSD by the appropriate authorities of the Labour Department
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