Working Groups for the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012)

Social Security

Dated 3rd March 2006

In the context of preparation of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012), it has been decided to set up a Working Group on Social Security with the following composition:

1. Sectetary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India , Room No. 112, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001. Chairman
2. Secretary (or his nominee), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi -110001. Member
3. Secretary (or his nominee), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi - 110001. Member
4. Secretary (or his nominee), Department of Posts, Government of India, Dak Bhavan, New Delhi - 110001. Member
5. Dr. A.K. Shiva Kumar, Member, National Advisory Council and Adviser, UNICEF, 73, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003. Member
6. joint Secretary (Capital Market Division), Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authontv, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi-110001. Member
7. Director General, Employees' State Insurance Corporation, Panchdeep Bhavan, CIG Marg, New Delhi-110002. Member
8. Central Provident Fund Commissioner, Bhavishya Nidhi Bhavan, 14, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066. Member
9. Secretary (Labour), Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001. Member
10. Secretary (Labour), Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai-600 001. Member
11. Secretary (Labour), Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow-226 Member
12 Secretary (Labour), Government of Madhya Pradesh, DXE-1, Charimli, Bhopal - 452004. Member
13. Secretary (Labour), Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar-382 010. Member
14. Secretary (Labour), Government of West Bengal, Calcutta-700 001. Member
15 Secretary (Labour), Government of Assam, Guwahati-781 006. Member
16. Shri T.S. Sankaran, Former Chairman, Construction Workers Advisory Board, No. 9, 3rd Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600041. Member
17. Shri K.P. Kannan, Member, National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector, 16th Floor, Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, 1, Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi - 110001. Member
18. Shri Nilesh Sathe, Chief (SBU-P and GS), Yogakshema, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Jeevan Bima Building, Mumbai -400021. Member
19. Shri R.K.A. Subrahmanya, Secretary General, Social Security Association of India, 573, 10th Cross, J.P. Nagar, 3td Phase, Bangalore - 560078. Member
20. Smt. Renana Jhabvala, Secretary, Self-Employed Women's Association, SEWA Reception Centre, Lok Manya Tilak Marg, Bhadra, Ahmedabad - 380001. Member
21. Adviser (Labour, Employment and Manpower), Planning Commission. Member
22. Joint Secretary (Social Security), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, Shram Shakti Bavan, Rati Marg, New Delhi - 110001. Member
23. Joint Secretary/DG (LW), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, Room No. 9,Jaisalmer House, Man Singh Road, New Delhi - 110011. Convener

2.   The Terms of Reference of the Working Group will be :

  1. To review the existing social security measures for organized and unorganized workers and to suggest a strategy for providing social security cover to the unorganized workers.
  2. To review the implementation of Minimum Wages Act at the State Level and recommend institutional mechanism and legislative measures that would ensure at least the minimum income to most of the wage employed.
  3. To suggest division of responsibility for implementation of a wider social security system among the Centre, State, Employers and Employees.
  4. To suggest prioritization for extending social security coverage by category of workers, such as agricultural workers, weavers, handloom workers, fishermen and fisherwomen, toddy tappers, leather workers, plantation workers, beedi workers, construction workers etc.
  5. To examine the functioning of institutions such as ESIC, EPFO, Welfare Boards, etc. and to suggest necessary reforms so as to strengthen these Organizations.

3. The Chairman of the Working Group may include any additional term(s) of reference in consultation with Member (Labour and Employment), Planning Commission, who is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee on Labour and Employment.

4. The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt any odier expert as Member of the Working Group.

5. The Working Group will submit its report by April 30, 2006. The Working Group will be serviced by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

6. The expenses towards TA/DA of the official members will be met by their respective Government Departments / Institutions to which they belong as per the rules of entitlement applicable to them. The TA/DA of non-official Members will be borne by the Ministry of Labour and Employment as admissible to Class I officers of the Government of India as per SR 190(a).

7. Shri S.K. Saha, Joint Adviser, Room No. 277, Yojana Bhawan, Sansad Marg (Tel. 23096771) will act as the Nodal Officer and any further communication in this regard may be made with him.