Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) under the chairmanship of Dr. Arjun Sengupta on The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) in its report on Social Security for Unorganised. The report is based on government data for the period between Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised Sector, Arjun Sengupta said. THE National Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised sector, set up with Arjun Sengupta as chairman, has presented its report on Social.

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This is not without a purpose. It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering. As Arjun Sengupta report has noted, the Ministry of Finance took a decision to close this scheme, due to paucity of funds, retaining the same for the workers registered till February 24, The death and sickness benefits will be available only for the earning head of family.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On Januarythe total employment in the Indian economy principal plus subsidiary was million, of which the unorganised sector accounted for million A Task Force for suggesting schemes for domestic workers. Hence, we are unsure whether the government of India also is willing to undertake even the very nominal contribution proposed by the commission!

These are obviously matters of serious concern to trade unions. The commission proceeds to distribute this Rs into three segments of national minimum social security – Rs for health benefits and maternity cover; Rs secor life insurance, and Rs for old age security, through which the benefits would be provided.

An overwhelming million people in India live on a per capita consumption of less than Rs 20 a day, according to the findings of the Arjun Sengupta report on the Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector. The commission on its part should also associate trade unions in all its further activities and give representation to them in the bodies constituted by it.


The commission on unorgannised part appointed an advisory board as also a task force on social security. Given the resource crunch faced by the governments in all the states and the fact that several of them are already implementing some kind of welfare measures for the unorganised sector workers, it is doubtful if the states would be willing to shoulder this additional burden.

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National Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised Sector

Retrieved 20 February But this too shall pass. This site uses cookies. The report also revealed that the vast majority of India’s ‘Poor and Vulnerable’ are Muslim or lower caste, and thus in addition to poverty, also suffer from unlrganised discrimination.

Its suggestion in this regard was for the setting up of a National Commitree Security Authority, which will formulate such a comprehensive policy. Montek Singh Ahluwalia in Ever since, there has been considerable hype built up over the prescriptions incorporated therein.

In these two bodies representation had been given to NGOs and academics but not to trade unions. The entire increase in employment in this agjun in the organised sector over this period to has been informal in nature i.

Arjun Sengupta Commission Report

Retrieved 15 December Report on the Conditions of Work and poverty line, earning Rs 12 per day; the marginally poor, earning Rs 15; the vulnerable. W R Varada Rajan. Sage Publications, https: The Hanumanth Rao Commission had recommended a package of minimum social security benefits to be provided to the rural labourers by the state as a unorgnaised of high priority. These workers are engaged not only in the unorganised sector but in the atjun sector as well. The scheme so formulated visualises provision of health and medical care benefits through social insurance.

Archived from the original PDF on 21 July The contribution rate prescribed by the commission for the worker is Re 1 per day totaling to Rs per annum, irrespective of the actual number of days worked. Dhar and Sukhomoy Chakravarty build an alliance with the nascent state of Bangladesh. The Central Trade Union Organisations in their several representations to the successive governments had arjhn emphasised that there should be a separate bill for the large and distinct segment of agricultural workers, while insisting that the same should be moved simultaneously along with the one for unorganised workers.


Arjun Kumar Sengupta

The recommendations of AGE relating to enhancing the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were initially considered and the proposals for enhancing the powers replrt to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were comjittee by the Cabinet and orders in this regard were issued on 5 August.

If the right to food, education, health are regarded as components reporrt a human right to development, the state has to accept the primary responsibility of delivering the right either on its own or in collaboration with others. Ironically, the commission has proceeded to frontload the third pillar, with an amalgam of the first pillar, in the scheme proposed by it.

First, it has decided to use one poverty line for all the residents of the country, correcting only for cost of living differences. The finance ministry prevailed over Prime Minister Narasimha Rao to stop the mid-term appraisal from being printed in its original form. The commission report has noted that the public social security expenditure as a percentage of GDP is around 25 per cent for E U member countries and around 18 per cent for OECD member countries.

The commission has presented its report only on the last item of its term of reference viz.

Last month, one more report and estimate were added to the list. The life insurance cover will fetch a benefit of Rs