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State Social Security Board

Following the enactment of the Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 by the Government of India, the West Bengal State Social Security Board was constituted in the year 2009 under Sub section (1) of Section 6 of the said Act 2008 vide the Labour Department’s Notification No.1025-IR dt.06.11.2009 and it was further reconstituted in the year 2013 vide the Labour Department’s Notification No.456-IR dt.29.04.2013

 

As per provisions of sub section (8) of Section 6 of the Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, the State Board shall perform the following functions, namely:--

(a) Recommend the State Government in formulating suitable schemes for different sections of the unorganized sector workers;

(b) Advise the State Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it;

(c) Monitor such social welfare schemes for unorganized workers as are administered by the State Government;

(d) Review the record keeping functions performed at the District level;

(e) Review the progress of registration and issue of cards to unorganized sector workers;

(f) Review the expenditure from the funds under various schemes; and

(g) Undertake such other functions as are assigned to it by the State Government from time to time.

 

Under the West Bengal Transport Workers Social Security Scheme, 2010, the Board constituted a Fund called ‘West Bengal Transport Workers Social Security Fund’ and under the same Scheme the Board is authorized to act as Trustees to utilize the Fund as above for the following activities:-

(a) Cost of administering the Scheme;

(b) Grant to a local authority or any other body for the purposes of welfare of transport workers and

(c) Corporate activities of social nature.

 

The Board also constituted an Executive Council for smooth implementation of the scheme which consists of the following members –

(a) Minister -In -Charge Labour Department- Chairman

(b) Principal Secretary Labour Department- Vice Chairman

(c) An officer of the Transport Department not below the rank of Joint Secretary- member.

(d) An officer of the Labour Department not below the rank of Joint Secretary- member,

(e) CEO under this scheme – Member convener

(f) Any other person as may be considered by the Board – Member

 

The Board is empowered to appoint one Chief Executive Officer to function as principal officer for the purposes of the scheme and also to appoint Additional Chief Executive Officers and such other officers or support staff as it may consider necessary for the purposes of the scheme.