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Social Security

India - Social Security

India's social security system covers only 10 percent of its workforce. The various more important ones schemes adopted by government and private organizations are as follows.

- Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. - Employees' State Insurance Act. - Industrial Disputes Act. - Maternity Benefit Act. - Workmen's Compensation Act.


All the social benefits are available to a worker irrespective of nationality. A worker is not allowed to decline coverage. Foreign nationals employed in India at a relatively higher level may not be covered, depending on their terms of employment.

With the fact that social security can act as a catalyst to Economic growth and reforms, bodies such as IIEF (Invest India Economic Foundation) is assisting Department of Economic Affairs in the area of pension reforms and implementation.

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