11 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
News: The draft code on social security, which subsumes 8 existing laws covering provident fund, maternity benefits and pension, is being further worked upon after a recent round of public consultations.
Prelims focus: key features of the draft.
Mains focus: need for and significance of the code.
Key highlights of the draft:
Source: The Hindu
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