Divided Directions: India's varied roadmap for governance of platform workers

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The Financial Express (02.05.2024) India has made remarkable progress in expanding social security through the groundbreaking Code on Social Security-2020 (CoSS 2020), positioning itself as a pioneer in this field. This legislation stands out for its acknowledgment of platform workers and extending universal social security to them. Furthermore, under India’s leadership, the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration has prioritised the goal of ensuring adequate social protection and decent working conditions for platform workers under the overarching theme of “The Future of Work”. Despite India’s progress toward a comprehensive social security regime, challenges have arisen. Some recent state-level laws, created hastily, pose a risk to the envisioned universal framework of CoSS 2020. This deviation from the intended path could hinder the achievement of universal social security for platform workers.

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Digital plateform workers