Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) under the chairmanship of Dr. Arjun Sengupta on The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) in its report on Social Security for Unorganised. The report is based on government data for the period between Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised Sector, Arjun Sengupta said. THE National Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised sector, set up with Arjun Sengupta as chairman, has presented its report on Social.

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The Arjun Inorganised Commission seeks to bring the agricultural workers also under the umbrella of its over arching scheme of social security for unorganised workers.

But, in working out its own scheme, the commission has virtually ignored these beneficial aspects of the state models. However, if the per capita consumption is Rs 13 a day, then the individual is above the poverty line.

The Commission had the following members: The present UPA exercise on unorganised sector is faulty both in terms of the composition and terms of reference of the Arjun Sengupta Commission.

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Unfortunately, the UPA dispensation had maintained a studied silence on this, despite repeated reminders from the Left parties, trade unions and organisations of agricultural workers. The contents of the report, however, demand a careful and in depth scrutiny. Is it any wonder that those leaders who are seen to be reformers can never win the popular vote? The commission has presented its report only on the last item of its term of reference viz.

The salient features of the proposed legislation are: The commission on its part should also associate trade unions in all its further activities and give representation to them in the bodies constituted by it. Retrieved 20 February Yet, the government did not think it fit to give representation to trade unions in the composition of the commission. He also wrote a number of academic papers on the subject, and with the support of Harvard University, implemented two large projects in South Asia.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia in Even in respect of this PF amount there will be a lock-in period of ten years, during which the worker will not be allowed to get refund of his money even if he were to lose the job and be permanently disabled.

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The State Government may formulate schemes relating to: At this time, he also steered two important groups: People’s Archive of Rural India. Retrieved 20 February But this too shall pass. Retrieved 15 December The commission report laments: The group, headed by Suresh Tendulkar, submitted its report to the Planning Commission, and details of it were first reported by Mint. Delivering the Arjun Sengupta Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian Society of Labour Economics on 16 DecemberPrabhat Patnaik described Sengupta as an “iconoclast” and lauded the many roles he played “in his long and distinguished career.

The right to development was linked to a path of development in which national governments were obliged to ensure that human rights were progressively realised. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sengupta, “Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: As per data made available by the National Sample Survey Organisation, the number of days worked for agricultural workers in rural areas has come down to 71 days in a year.

The Central Trade Union Organisations in their several representations to the successive governments had unanimously emphasised that there should be a separate bill for the large and distinct segment of agricultural workers, while insisting that the same should be moved simultaneously along with the one for unorganised workers.

He produced six reports on the Right to development between and Achintya Kumar Sengupta Uncle.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from reportt original on 21 July One is classified as absolutely poor if the per sectoe consumption is less than Rs 9 a day.

For them, being officially entitled to below-poverty-line BPL status can be a matter of sectpr and death, as it promises access to a host of senngupta schemes from cheap grains at ration shops to subsidised housing under the Indira Awaas Yojana. The unanimous conclusions of the Indian Labour Conference held in December had recommended: Member of the parliament of india Rajya Sabhaacademic, civil servant, diplomat.

Setting up of National Social Security Fund: Notify me of new comments via email. However, while Sengupta was a market reformer, his vision was different than what was in currency at the time in the international financial institutions. You are commenting using your WordPress. On Januarythe total employment in the Indian economy principal plus subsidiary was million, of which the unorganised sector accounted for million A Task Force for suggesting schemes to provide social security to rickshaw pullers, street vendors and rag pickers.


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According to Guha Thakurta, Sengupta’s critical stance towards “the neo-liberal school of economic thought subscribed to by Manmohan Singh” and refusal to “cultivate political godfathers” meant that he would be “one Finance Minister India never had. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

W R Varada Rajan. One of the major highlights of this Report is the existence and quantification of unorganised or informal workers, defined as those who do not have employment security, work security and social security. If the right to food, education, health are regarded as components of a human right to development, the state has to accept the primary responsibility of delivering the right either on its own or in collaboration with others.

The terms of reference are very elaborate covering all aspects related to the unorganised reporf enterprises.

Arjun Sengupta report million Indians live on less than Rs 20 a day | Live |

Hence, in our view, the scheme proposed by the commission needs a thorough overhaul and should be restructured taking into account the unanimous inputs provided by the trade unions. It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Critical of existing government policy, the NCEUS pointed out that although enormous funds ob been allocated and spent on social development programs, the benefits largely bypassed the poorest of the poor.

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.