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  • 1. Protecting the Vulnerable Providing Social Security To Informal Sector Workers
  • 2. Table Of Contents • Problem statement • Proposed solution • Implementation of the solution • Impact of solution • Challenges and mitigation factors
  • 3. The Conundrum • 93% of workforce contributes to 50% GDP. • no laws implemented at grassroots level. • Disproportionate political representation. • Exponential growth in informal sector. • Highly vulnerable to change
  • 4. Causes and reasons for selecting the problem On the Basis Of the Survey That We conducted in our Premises We Found that the Informal Sector was mainly Suffering from the following Hardships: • No basic amenities • The rampant corruption ,pilferage etc • No legal support • Lack of education • Suppression of the Employers • No social awareness • We are selecting this problem to raise the voice of the weak. • The Interviews can be watched at our exclusive MANTHAN CHANNEL:
  • 5. • All informal sector employees should be provided with a smart card. • Benefits of card-subsidized ration, transportation, health services, education, legal services, insurance & skill enhancement. • The card will include –Photo I.D ,Personal Details; and a Microchip Module that would hold the record of the Usage History of the Above mentioned services. • The usage History would help the government Agencies to keep track of the Card Usage and It’s Rightful and efficient Usage. • In Addition To the Above mentioned Data, The smart card would contain The biometric Identity of the card holder(retinal scan etc ), An alphanumeric Code which would be renewed every Six Months So as Ensure that It doesn’t get Misused. Our Innovative Solution: One Unique Card To all Services And Solutions
  • 6. • It would be Obligatory for Every Employer to Keep a record of the Data Collected from the smart cards of it’s employees and to send the same to the Concerned Government Agencies. • The NGOs can act as the De-facto Scrutinizers, Looking after The proper Implementation of the Proposed Process at grass root level. • Further to ensure More Efficiency and Transparency every card Holder Would Need to get His card “Recoded” every time he changes his job , city or any other Entry which could might affect the credibility of the Card.
  • 7. Advantages over other alternatives • Simple and understanding • Focus more on implementation rather than planning • Exclusion of middle man • Unified structure • Directed impetuous
  • 8. Impact of the solution • Endowment of social welfare scheme to unorganized sectors • Political empowerment • Economic upliftment. • Fast redressal of problem. • Social energisation. • Integrating the ombudsman and implmenter.
  • 9. Challenges and mitigation factors Social, economic, political challenges of the proposed solution. Economic The proposed solutions could cause huge strain to our already bleeding exchequer. The humungous percentage of workers in this sector are floating in nature thus a nightmare to any economist drafting a policy for them . The workers are distributed in a number of sectors & have varied economic backgrounds, so there can be no blanket solution for them, rather we would require horses for courses approach. The deplorable condition of public infrastructure ,PDS, heath services etc makes the operational cost of any proposed solution manifolds. The rampant corruption ,pilferage etc results in failure of any proposed solution.
  • 10. Political As the sector is unorganized, it is politically less attractive sector for politicians or political to vouchsafe their causes or implement proposed solution. There is lack of internal political organization in this sector, thus there is a lack of proper channel to convey the problems to the state or the proposed solution from the state. The politician many a times serve to the vested interest of their fundraiser, who need to exploit the unorganized sector of their own economic enrichment. The political dynamics in India is governed more by identity and emotions rather than just facts, thus political bosses find it easy to churn up emotive issues and whip of the rhetoric rather than address real demands of the polity.
  • 11. Social • Illiteracy, superstition ,lack of rational thinking etc makes implementation of any proposed solution a cumbersome task • Due to economic and other hardships in life a lot of social vices have crept into people in this sector, for holistic betterment of people in this sector their eradication is a must. • At subsurface level there is a raging class struggle where the have's want to maintain status quo and have not want change, any proposed solution require cooperation of both. • The reluctance in acceptance of failing the people in this sector by our political class in particular and public in general
  • 12. Appendix: Resources and Citations Rather than Solely Relying On the Web , We INTERVIEWED Various Informal Sector Workers Such as Security Guards Bus Drivers, Cleaners etc. to Acquire Ourselves With the basic Problems That Exist.
  • 13. Including Interviews and Data Collection to Get an In depth Knowledge of the Hardships That Exist. • The YouTube Links Of All the Interviews That Were Conducted are as follows: • com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DurUZqATcQWs&h=iAQGckU5N • com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DI8ShLVlMpsg&h=iAQGckU5N • com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DMql3dem3PEY&h=iAQGckU5N • com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ds9XRqZ-Dyww&h=iAQGckU5N • com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DuUlaZN_L_eQ&h=iAQGckU5N
  • 14. Other Sources Are: • • • • The Government Of India Report On Un Organized Sector , February 2012 •