Following the enactment of the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act 2008 by the Government of India, The West Bengal State Social Security Board was constituted under the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal vide Notification NO. 1025-IR dated 06/11/2009 in terms of Sub-Section (1) of Section 6 of the said Act. The Board recommended for adoption of a scheme for the social security of the transport workers of the State and accordingly, the scheme under the name of West Bengal Transport Workers’ Social Security Scheme, 2010 was introduced under Labour Department, I R Branch Resolution No. 907-IR/E1EIL/1-A-4/110 dated 13th August 2010.
It applies to all unorganised workers, between 18 and 60 years of age, engaged in automobiles used for commercial purposes namely cars, taxies, luxury taxis, light commercial vehicles, vans, auto-rickshaws, tempos, lorries, trucks, bus, etc. or by whatever name called, other than those solely owned by an individual for his personal of family use.