Good News For Daily Labours

A scheme by the government for the upliftment of daily wage labourers; Assistance up to 5 lakhs! How to get





According to the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act, 2008, the Government is mandated to provide social security to the workers of the unorganized sector including daily wage workers by formulating appropriate welfare schemes on matters relating to (i) life and disability protection, (ii).

health and maternity benefits, (iii) old age protection and (iv) any other benefits as may be decided by the Central Government.

Life and disability cover is provided through Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY).





Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) provides annual health coverage of Rs. 5 lakhs per eligible family for secondary and tertiary care hospitals as per 1949 treatment modalities in 27 specialties.


It is a completely cashless and paperless scheme. Beneficiary households under AB-PMJAY are identified on the basis of Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 based on 6 deprivation and 11 occupational criteria in rural and urban areas.





Old age protection is provided through the Pradhan Mantri Shrama Yogi Man-Dhan (PM-SYM) Pension Scheme in the form of a monthly pension of Rs. 3,000/- after attaining the age of 60 years.





Apart from these schemes, Atal Pension Scheme, Public Distribution System under National Food Security Act, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act,

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rural Skill Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, National Social Assistance Programme, Garib Kalyan Rozgar Gandhikar Yojana,

BIMA Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Yojana, PMSVanidhi, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, are available to unorganized workers including daily wage workers depending on their eligibility criteria.





The Right of Child to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 mandates the appropriate government to provide free and compulsory primary education to every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years in a neighborhood school.

Education is a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and most schools are under the control of the respective state governments.

Minister of State for Labor and Employment Shri Rameshwar Teli gave this information in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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