Section 8 in The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2008

Title: Record keeping by District Administration

Description: The record keeping functions for the purpose of this Act shall be performed by the District Administration: Provided that the State Government may direct that the record keeping function shall be performed by— (a) the District Panchayat in rural areas; and (b) the Urban Local Bodies in urban areas.

Title: Workers facilitation centres

Description: The State Government may set up such Workers' facilitation centres as may be considered necessary from time to time to perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) disseminate information on available social security schemes for the unorganised workers; (b) facilitate the filling, processing and forwarding of application forms for registration of unorganised workers; (c) assist unorganised worker to obtain registration from the District Administration; (d) facilitate the enrollment of the registered unorganised workers in social security schemes.

Title: Eligibility for registration and social security benefits.

Description: (1) Every unorganised worker shall be eligible for registration subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions, namely:-- (a) he or she shall have completed fourteen years of age; and (b) a self-declaration by him or her confirming that he or she is an unorganised worker. (2) Every eligible unorganised worker shall make an application in the prescribed form to the District Administration for registration. (3) Every unorganised worker shall be registered and issued an identity card by the District Administration which shall be a smart card carrying a unique identification number and shall be portable. (4) If a scheme requires a registered unorganised worker to make a contribution, he or she shall be eligible for social security benefits under the scheme only upon payment of such contribution. (5) Where a scheme requires the Central or State Government to make a contribution, the Central or State Government, as the case may be, shall make the contribution regularly in terms of the scheme.

Title: Power of Central Government to give directions

Description: The Central Government may give directions to— (i) the National Board; or (ii) the Government of a State or the State Board of that State, in respect of matters relating to the implementation of the provisions of this Act.

Title: Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings

Description: No proceedings of the National Board or any State Board shall be invalid on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the National Board or, as the case may be, the State Board.