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प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
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Social Security Schemes for Cashew Workers : Starred Question in Loksabha

Social Security Schemes for Cashew Workers

(a)whether the Government proposes to include more categories of workers under the Employees'' State Insurance (ESI) Scheme and if so, the details thereof;
(b)whether the Government has appointed a Commission to study the Social Security issues concerning cashew workers in the country and if so, the details thereof along with the main recommendations made by the said commission and the follow-up action taken by the Government thereon; and
(c)the details of Health Benefit Scheme being implemented by the Government for the welfare of cashew workers along with other measures taken to protect their interests, especially in case of default in remittance of contributions by the employers?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 9                     ANSWERED ON:18.07.2016

Social Security Schemes for Cashew Workers

N.K. PREMACHANDRAN
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-
(a)whether the Government proposes to include more categories of workers under the Employees'' State Insurance (ESI) Scheme and if so, the details thereof;
(b)whether the Government has appointed a Commission to study the Social Security issues concerning cashew workers in the country and if so, the details thereof along with the main recommendations made by the said commission and the follow-up action taken by the Government thereon; and
(c)the details of Health Benefit Scheme being implemented by the Government for the welfare of cashew workers along with other measures taken to protect their interests, especially in case of default in remittance of contributions by the employers?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.09 FOR 18.07.2016 BY SHRI N.K. PREMACHANDRAN REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES FOR CASHEW WORKERS.
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(a):- Yes, Madam. The Government has decided to include certain more categories of workers like auto-rickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers, domestic workers, volunteers of different schemes-Anganwadi, ASHA workers etc. and construction workers in the unorganized sectors under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme.
(b):- No, Madam. No Commission, specifically for Social Security issues of Cashew workers, has been constituted by the Government.
(c):- As far as Cashew workers are concerned, those employed in an establishment/factory covered under the ESI Act, are already getting all the benefits, including health benefits. In case of default in remittance of contribution by the employers, the interest and damages are taken from it under the provisions of ESI Regulations. Besides this, the prosecution action under Section 85 of ESI Act is also initiated for default.
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Source : Loksabha

[http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/9/AS9.pdf]

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