Self-employed people to be required to contribute to social security scheme

THE Human Resources Ministry will ensure a government policy requiring all self-employed individuals, including gig workers, to contribute to the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme (SESSS), can be implemented in the near future.

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said to ensure insurance coverage for all sectors, including the gig economy, the Social Security Organisation (Socso) faces various challenges, among them the lack of specific policy or legislation to safeguard the welfare of gig workers.