Social Security Current Affairs, GK & News

7 years of PMJJBY, PMSBY, and APY

Social security schemes Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) have completed seven years of their launch. When were the schemes launched? These three schemes were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 9, 2015 in Kolkata. What is Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti ..

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India’s Unemployment Rate in January 2022

The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy recently released the unemployment report. According to the report, the unemployment in India was at 6.57% in January 2022. This is the lowest since March 2021. The improvement comes as the lock down restrictions was eased in the country. Unemployment rate in January 2022 The unemployment in the urban ..

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T.N. Draft Policy for Senior Citizens

The Tamil Nadu Government has created a draft policy for senior citizens. Under the policy, the government plans to work with academic institutions, field experts and civil society organizations. The policy has been created based on Article 41 of the constitution. Key Features of the policy The policy will focus on social security schemes, health ..

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Labour Ministry announces Draft Rules under Code on Social Security

On November 15, 2020, the Labour Ministry released draft rules under Code on Social Security. The rules provide for Aadhaar-based registration. This includes registration of gig workers, unorganized workers and platform workers on the portal of Central Government. Highlights The draft rules have been linked to the Employees Provident Fund Organization, National Social Security Board, ..

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Cabinet Approves Amendments to Three Labour Codes

The Union cabinet approved amendments to the labour codes on September 8, 2020. The Three codes include social security, industrial relations, and occupational safety and health (OSH) out of four codes that was proposed in the Industrial Relations Code, 2019 bill. Highlights of the Industrial Relations Code, 2019 The bill recognises trade unions. It seeks ..

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Enrolments in ESIC Social Security Scheme increases to 821,000

On May 23, 2020, the payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was released. The data says that around 821,000 new members have joined ESIC social security scheme. Highlights The data was released by National Statistical Office (NSO). According to the data the subscribers to the scheme in 2018-19 were 14.9 million and ..

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