In the exercise of the powers conferred by Sub Section (1) of Section 14 of the Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act 2008(Central Act 33 of 2008). The Government of Kerala framed rules in 2010 to effectively implement the provisions of the Act. The Central Government has envisaged from time to time many welfare measures for the workers in the unorganized sectors related to
- Life and disability care
- Health and maternity benefit
- Palliative care and Old age protection
In addition, employee injury benefits, Education Schemes for children, funeral assistance, etc., are also extended to them. The Government of Kerala vides GO(MS). 93/10/LBR dated 10.08.2010 had framed Kerala State Unorganized workers Social Security Rules 2010 for extending various benefits to the workers in the unorganized sector.
As stipulated in Section 6 of the Central Act, the Kerala State Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Board has been constituted vide GO(MS) 29/2011/Labour dated 25.02.2011.
Kerala State Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Board has been constituted with Hon’ble Minister for Labour and Skills as its ex-officio Chairman and Additional Chief Secretary (Labour) as the Member Secretary. The Board consists of 28 members. Of these, seven members represent the unorganized workers, seven represent employers of the unorganized sector, two members of the Legislative Assembly, five represent the eminent persons of the civil society, and seven represent State Government departments concerned.
Following the formulation of the Kerala State Unorganised Welfare fund board, its first meeting was held on 09.05.2011, and subsequent sessions were related every regular interval as envisaged in the Act. The tenure of the first Board ended on 24.02.2014. Within this period, the Board had met eight times. The Board has reconstructed vide G.O (P) No. 72/2017/LBR dated 22.07.2017, and its tenure ended on 22.07.2020, during the period the Board has convened 11 meetings.
In exercise of the powers conferred under section 3 Sub Section 4 of the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act 2008 r/w Rule 4 Sub Rule (1) of Kerala State Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Rules 2010 and in suppression of all statutes and orders therein, the State Government Vide GO(P)24/2016 dated 02.02.2016 has framed the Kerala State Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Scheme. This scheme was formulated by amalgamating six existing welfare schemes, viz.
- Kerala Artisans and Skilled Workers Welfare Scheme.
- Kerala Domestic Workers Welfare Scheme.
- Kerala Laundry Workers Welfare Scheme.
- Kerala Barber And Beauticians Workers Welfare Scheme.
- Kerala Temple Workers Welfare Scheme and
- Kerala Pachaka Thozhilali Workers Welfare Scheme
To learn more about the Membership Procedures of Kerala State Unorganized Workers Social Security Board.
Kerala State Unorganized Workers Social Security Board – Head Office ( Address )
Labour Welfare Fund Board Building, TC No. 28/2857(1)
Kunnumpuram Road, Vanchiyoor P O, Thiruvananthapuram- 35
Tel : Phone: 0471-2464240
Email: [email protected]
District Executive Office Contact Details – Kerala State Unorganized Workers Social Security Board
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