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source: the report of the Arjun Sengupta. Committee to Review Policy for Public. Enterprises. Realising the critical role assigned to the public sector in the. 30 Aug Recommendations of Arjun Sengupta Committee Report. The Government had constituted an Ad-Hoc Group of Experts (AGE) in. This report “is focused on the informal or the unorganised economy The Commission had the following members: Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta, Dr.

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Views Read Edit View history. There are even recommendations that the shortfall in this interest rate of 10 per cent will be topped up by the National Social Security Fund and that State Boards may declare illusory? The recommendations of AGE relating to enhancing the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were initially considered and the proposals for enhancing the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were approved by the Cabinet and orders in this regard were issued on 5 August, Live September 1, Arjun Sengupta report: The remaining recommendations which had far reaching implications were considered later and the Cabinet in their meeting held in June, decided that the matter may, in the first instance, be considered by a Group of Ministers GoM.

According to the report: Critical of existing government policy, the NCEUS pointed out that although enormous funds had been allocated and spent on social development programs, the benefits largely bypassed the poorest of the poor. After finishing his schooling at Mitra Institution in BhawanipurKolkata, he graduated from the Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. If the right to food, education, health are regarded as components of a human right to development, the state has to accept the primary responsibility of delivering the right either on its own or in collaboration with others.

How does one expect such workers to contribute Rs for buying the social security, when even their subsistence is a question mark? Take the findings of the Census: There is no provision anywhere in the scheme to cover contingencies like disability, unemployment etc. One is classified as absolutely poor if the per capita consumption is less than Rs 9 a day.


Archived from the original PDF on 21 July The right to development was linked to a path of development in which national governments were obliged to ensure that human rights were progressively realised. There will be no provision for reimbursement of cost of medicines during domiciliary treatment. Is it any wonder that those leaders who are seen to be reformers can never win the popular vote? Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There has been a persistent demand from the trade unions for reoort such a comprehensive policy.

In his stint at the Prime Minister’s Office in the early s, Sengupta was reportedly unhappy about India’s loan from the International Monetary Fund IMFand wanted more to be done for agriculture and small farmers.

Uncategorized — odrf 7: The contribution rate prescribed by the commission for the worker is Re 1 per day totaling to Rs per annum, irrespective of the actual number of days worked. Sengupta argued that the enforceability of collective rights via the implementation of development programs was possible even without their being converted into legal rights though he recognised that justiciability did remain a superior course of action. According to Ravi Srivastava, Professor of Economics and Jawaharlal Nehru University”Sengupta’s contributions to the right to development constitute This site uses cookies.

Recommendations of Arjun Sengupta Committee Report

This universe of informal workers now constitutes 92 percent of the total workforce. These reports elaborated on the ‘Declaration of the Right to Development’ adopted by the UN in the US cast the lone dissenting vote.

Yet, the government did not think it fit to give representation to trade unions in the composition of the commission. This is not without a purpose. The report suggests that the government frame the scheme as recommended by it and set up a national social security board to guide and monitor its implementation through similar boards at state level.

The commission report itself admits the validity of social assistance concept in the following words: Retrieved 20 February But this too shall pass.

The present UPA exercise on unorganised sector is senguppta both in terms of the composition and terms of reference of the Arjun Sengupta Commission.

The commission on its part should also associate trade unions in all its further activities and give representation to them in rajun bodies constituted by it. It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering. The commission on its part appointed an advisory board as also a task force on social security.


The life insurance cover will fetch a benefit of Rs Archived from the original on 14 June Sengupta was a proponent of the need for an arms-length relationship with the political authority in public sector units PSUs. The commission has opted for the concept of defined contributions in its architecture of social security scheme for unorganised sector workers. Sengupta’s contribution to identifying the cross-linkages between extreme poverty and the downtrodden, C.

Arjun Kumar Sengupta

The commission report fails to suggest measures to raise financial resources for implementing even the very limited scheme proposed by agjun. W R Varada Rajan. This is bound to fail as the past experience of Krishi Samajik Suraksha Yojana cited earlier and the Unorganised Security Workers Social Security Schemewhich is virtually closed, as recorded in the commission report itself. The commission has failed to take into account the prescriptions and experiences available at the international level.

Simultaneously, it must streamline delivery systems, weed out ineffective programmes commitee prioritise self-selection schemes such as MGNREGA. Ironically, the commission has proceeded to frontload the third pillar, with an amalgam of the first pillar, in the scheme proposed by it. Unfortunately, arjub basis has been specified for choosing this number.

He also wrote a number of academic papers on the subject, and clmmittee the support of Harvard University, implemented two large projects in South Asia.

Retrieved 20 February With this act, Mahapatra said, “Sengupta ended up on the wrong side of history.

Hence, we are unsure whether the government arrjun India also is willing to undertake even the very nominal contribution proposed by the commission! In these two bodies representation had been given to NGOs and academics but not to trade unions.