Section 142 of the Social Security Code comes into effect from 03 May 2021

The Central Government appoints 03 May 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 142 of the Code on Social Security, 2020 come into force. Section 142 of the Code on Social Security (CoSS) provides for identifying an employee or a worker from unorganized sectors through Aadhar number so that they can seek certain benefits and avail the services under the CoSS.

Acts Replaced By Code On Social Security

  • The Employee’s Compensation Act
  • The Employees’ State Insurance Act
  • The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act
  • The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act
  • The Maternity Benefit Act
  • The Payment of Gratuity Act
  • The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act
  • The Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act
  • The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act

Extract of Section 142

Application of Aadhar An employee or unorganised worker or any other person, as the case may be, for— registration as member or beneficiary; or seeking benefit whether in kind, cash or medical sickness benefit or pension, gratuity or maternity benefit or any other benefit or for withdrawal of fund; or availing services of career centre; or receiving any payment or medical attendance as Insured Person himself or for his dependants,

under this Code or rules, regulations or schemes made or framed thereunder, shall establish his identity or, as the case may be, the identity of his family members or dependants through Aadhaar number and for such purpose the expression "Aadhaar" shall have the meaning as defined in clause (a) of section 2 of the Aadhaar (The Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016:

Provided that any foreigner employee shall obtain and submit Aadhaar number for establishing his identity, as soon as possible, on becoming resident within the meaning of clause (v) of section 2 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.

See also: Code on Social Security (CoSS)

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