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Rajasthan Introduces India’s First Gig Workers Bill 2023

Published on July 25, 2023
Current Context: Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Bill, 2023. This is a landmark legislation that aims to provide social security and welfare benefits to platform-based gig workers in the state of Rajasthan. It is the first of its kind in India and has been passed by the Rajasthan Assembly on July 25, 2023.
Rajasthan Introduces India’s First Gig Workers Bill 2023
  • Platform-based gig workers are those who perform work or participate in a work arrangement outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship and who work on contract that results in a given rate of payment.
  • The bill seeks to establish a welfare board and a fund for the gig workers, to register them and the aggregators (the online platforms or apps) operating in the state, and to facilitate social security for them.
  • The bill also imposes a welfare fee on the aggregators, which will be at such rate of the value of each transaction related to platform-based gig workers. The fee will be deposited in the welfare fund, which will be used for the benefit of the registered gig workers.
  • The bill was introduced by the Congress-led government of Rajasthan, following a suggestion by social activist Nikhil Dey to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan in December 2022.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the bill that provides social security and welfare benefits to platform-based gig workers in Rajasthan?
a. Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Rights and Recognition) Bill, 2023
b. Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Protection and Empowerment) Bill, 2023
c. Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Social Security and Development) Bill, 2023
d. Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Bill, 2023
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