SOCIAL SECURITY AND ILO/ISSA
Government of India has accepted the international commitment that arises from the ratification of the Covenant of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights of the united nations. This Covenant, inter alia recognise the right of everyone to social security including social insurance. India has also ratified some Conventions of the ILO including Workmen’s Compensation, (Occupational Diseases) – (No. 18 and revised Convention No. 42 of 1934); Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) – No. 19 of 1925; and Equality of Treatment (Social Security) – No. 1 & 8 of 1962.