Karnataka’s Gig and Platform Workers Welfare Board to provide social security and protection to gig workers, in line with Rajasthan’s gig workers law
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Karnataka’s Gig and Platform Workers Welfare Board to provide social security and protection to gig workers, in line with Rajasthan’s gig workers law.
Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Act, 2023 (“Act”)
The Government of Rajasthan, on July 24, 2023, passed the Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Act, 2023 (“Act”). With this initiative, Rajasthan has become the first state in India to pass a legislation, which regulates the engagement of gig workers and aims to provide social security and other benefits to platform-based gig workers.
New Labour Law Code “Social Security 2022” recognizes gig and platform workers
While at the Central level, the Code on Social Security, 2022, recognises gig and platform workers (essentially those workers who work on online aggregator platforms) as a separate class of workers and seeks to extend a variety of benefits to them, the same is yet to be brought in force.
Karnataka’s Additional Labour Commissioner gets into the act of fine tuning the bill
According to Manjunath Gangadhara, Additional Labour Commissioner (Industrial Relations), Government of Karnataka, consultations are on with various stakeholders in the sector, to fine-tune the draft bill.
“The bill is a comprehensive legislation which will focus on regulating the working and service conditions of the workers and also collecting the cess from the aggregators,” Gangadhara underscored.
According to the Social Security Code of 2020, a 1-2 per cent cess is to be levied on the annual turnover of the aggregator. However, in this bill, the government is considering a cess on the number of deliveries done through the aggregator platforms, Gangadhara added.
The bill will also establish a fund through the Gig and Platform Workers Welfare Board to provide social security and protection to gig workers, in line with Rajasthan’s gig workers law.
This comes after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in the July budget this year, announced the implementation of insurance cover worth Rs 4 lakh to each gig worker in Karnataka. “The portal is now ready for the gig and platform workers to register themselves. The CM will inaugurate it in December in Dharwad,” Gangadhara revealed.
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