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Glimpses and Analysis of Select Schemes

Year: 2020


168 pp

ISBN: 9789386262851

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About the Book

The term social security is used both in a narrow and broader sense. In the narrow sense it refers to   provision of insurance to retired or disabled people. But in its broader sense it refers to economic security given to people facing various types of risks. Social security in India reflects all the measures taken in the context of poverty reduction. It not only relates to income support but also addresses the whole gamut of anti-poverty policies and programmes including welfare programmes, community-based initiatives and actions taken by the government. 

This volume provides a glimpse of various social security measures taken by Government of India in general and more specifically for various vulnerable and marginalised groups. Some schemes initiated by states also get a place in the book. It provides a bird’s eye view on how the social security schemes are funded.

The other two volumes have been brought out earlier and this third volume completes the length and breadth of the theme of social security. The three volumes would help  in understanding the subject in totality.

About Author

R. K. A. Subrahmanya (6 July 1926 - 26 April 2020) joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service after passing the IAS and Central Services Combined Competitive Examination in 1950. He served as Accountant General in Assam, Odisha, Tamilnadu and Kerala.

He was appointed Addl. Secretary in the Union Ministry of Labour in 1979. He was Chairman of the Central Board of Trustees of the EPFO, the Standing Committee of the ESIC and the Central Board of Workers Education during his tenure at the Ministry of Labour. He represented the Government of India in the International Labour Conferences held in Geneva for four years. He was a member of a committee set up by the ILO for studying the future of social security in developing countries.  He was a member of the Bureau of the International Social Security Association, for  five years.

After retiring from service in 1984, he was Director General, Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad and was thereafter appointed as a Member of the A.P. Administrative Tribunal in Hyderabad.


1. Introduction: Social Security, Social Protection, Social Safety and 1

Social Protection Floors

● Philosophy of Social Security

● Social Protection

● Social Safety Net including Social Funds

● Social Protection Floors

● Unconditional Basic Income for all Indians

2. Financing Informal Sector for Social Protection

● National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)

● Aam Admi Bima Yojana—Insurance Scheme for Rural Landless


● National Health Insurance Scheme

● Bharat Nirman

● Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

● Mid-day Meal Scheme

3. Social Security, that We can Afford

● Social Protection and Safety Net

● Social Protection Systems and Social Protection Floors

● Social Costs of Structural Adjustment

4. Social Audit: Definition, Objectives, Need and Disclosure of


● Meaning and Definition of Social Audit

● Social Accounting and Social Audit

● Objectives of Social Audit

● Need for Social Audit

● Disclosure of Information during Social Audit

● Process of Social Audit

● People as Auditors

● Power of Social Audits

5. Ayushman Bharat: National Health Protection Scheme

● Implementation Strategy

● Major Impact

● Expenditure Involved

● Number of Beneficiaries

● States/Districts Covered

Annexure 1: Ayushman Bharat: Universal healthcare is coming, here’s

why those worries are mistaken

6. Social Security for the Unorganised Sector

● Promotional Measures

● Protective Measures

● Administrative Arrangements

● Welfare Fund

● Financial Arrangements

7. Social Security for the Workers of Various Sectors

● Rural and Agricultural Sector

● Beedi Workers

● Salt Workers

● Handloom Workers

● Fish Workers

● Brick Kiln Industry

● Construction Workers

8. Pension Schemes

● Farmers’ Pension Scheme

● Mega Pension Scheme

● National Pension System (NPS) Lite

● National Pension System

● Atal Pension Yojana

● Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PMSYM)

9. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY)

● Introduction

● Comments on the Scheme

10. Persons with Disabilities: Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action

● Objectives of the Scheme

● Profile of the Projects and Specific Objectives

11. States’ Social Security Scheme

● Odisha—Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income

Augmentation (KALIA) Yojana

● Kerala State: Kudumbasree—Participatory Poverty Reduction

● Telengana: Government Announces Rythu Bharosa Guidelines

12. Issues need to be addressed

● National Rural Drinking Water Programme

● Starvation Deaths

● Workers’ Education

● Electoral Bonds

● The Economy and the People

13. Facility of Fixed Term Employment for All Sectors

14. Freedom from Manual Scavenging

● Government Initiatives

● Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual

Scavengers (SRMS)

● Problems being faced in Elimination of Manual Scavenging

● Roadmap

15. Legislation for Unorganised Workers

● Regulation of Employment

Annexure: Related Media Articles


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