source: the report of the Arjun Sengupta. Committee to Review Policy for Public. Enterprises. Realising the critical role assigned to the public sector in the. 30 Aug Recommendations of Arjun Sengupta Committee Report. The Government had constituted an Ad-Hoc Group of Experts (AGE) in. This report β€œis focused on the informal or the unorganised economy The Commission had the following members: Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta, Dr.

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Even in the non-agriculture sector nearly 72 percent of the workers are in the unorganised sector, an increase of 4 percentage points from 68 percent in The commission has opted for the concept of defined contributions in its architecture of social security scheme for unorganised sector workers.

Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

In fact the trade unions had unanimously suggested levying of a small registration fee coupled with a token renewal fee. W R Varada Rajan. The Hanumanth Rao Commission had recommended a package of minimum social security benefits to be provided arhun the rural labourers by the state as a matter of high priority. Even assuming that the unorganised sector workers pay up this Rs per annum, the benefits proposed under the scheme are meagre and delivery thereof is doubtful. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Hence, we are unsure whether the government of India also is willing to undertake even committee very nominal contribution proposed by the commission!

Repory NDA government replaced commigtee earlier scheme of paying a lump sum exgratia amount to the family of the rural worker in the event of death due to accident with its Krishi Samajik Suraksha Yojana. There will be no provision for reimbursement of cost of medicines during domiciliary treatment. So, who are the ones who have actually benefitted from the boom in the economic growth of the country?


It concentrates on a detailed analysis of the conditions of work and lives of the unorganised workers consisting of about 92 percent of the total workforce srngupta about million as of Views Read Edit View history. For most of them, conditions of work are utterly deplorable and livelihood options extremely few.

Arjun Kumar Sengupta

The United Nations Human Rights Council observed a moment of silence for Sengupta on 27 September [8] and the Rajya Sabha was adjourned on 9 Novemberas a mark of respect to him. 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 report justifies this approach in the name of giving a sense of ownership to these workers.

The adoption of appropriate policies follows from that obligation. Sengupta argued that the enforceability of collective rights via the implementation of development programs was possible even without their being converted into legal rights though he recognised that justiciability did remain a superior course of action.

These workers are engaged not only in the unorganised sector but in the organised sector as well. But, in India, the public expenditure on social security is a mere 1. One would have expected the UPA to revive that comprehensive bill for agricultural labourers keeping in line with its above noted NCMP commitment.

Retrieved 20 February But this too shall pass.

Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

It exudes optimism that over long periods this may work! It is pertinent to recollect here that the National Commission on Rural Labour had recommended life insurance benefits with a caveat that the premium be met by the state. Three different constituencies make up Indian retail.

Arjun Sengupta in January The commission report correctly identified the problem of unorganised workers as that of deficiency or capability deprivation inadequate employment, low earnings, low health and educational status and so on and adversity absence of fallback mechanism to meet contingencies. As regards the recommendation that the Ministries should develop CPSE-specific criteria to determine overall performance independent of profitability, it has been decided that the existing performance evaluation parameters will be allowed to operate for 3 years and reviewed after a period of 3 years.


Binge-watching movies, obsessive dieting and other extreme behaviours are creating both an opportunity and Except for the Tendulkar committee report, all other estimates ignore these essential elements of poverty estimation.

Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: The Arjun Sengupta Commission seeks to bring sengupya agricultural workers also under the umbrella of its over arching scheme of social security for unorganised workers. With this act, Mahapatra said, “Sengupta ended up on the wrong side of history.

Arjun Sengupta New Delhi, on a range of issues relevant to the subject of this report.

Nationally, the government must do everything, or must be seen as doing everything to fulfill the claims of a human right. It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering. At the end ofabout million or 77 percent of the population were living below Rs. On 26 MarchSengupta was honoured posthumously by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Central and state governments are required to share the contribution to the scheme proposed by it in the ratio of 3: For instance, the state schemes have by and large adopted the social assistance concept β€” the lone exception being Gujarat β€” without incorporating any element of insurance.

Critical of existing government policy, the NCEUS pointed out that although enormous funds had been allocated and spent on social development programs, the benefits largely bypassed the poorest of the poor.