Call for Chapters for the Book ‘Social Security Laws in India: Problems and Perspectives’: Submit by Dec 25

About the Opportunity

Members of CUSAT (Cochin Univerity of Science and Technology) are calling for chapters for the book titled ‘Social Security Laws in India: Problems and Perspectives’, to be submitted by December 25th, 2020.

About the Book

Social security has always been a primary focus area of various plans and policies of the Government of India since independence leading to the enactment of the Code on Social Security, 2020. In spite of this, the reality in India is not much different from the rest of the developing middle-income countries. One of the major reasons for this is that the majority of the workforce is employed in unorganized sectors. This coupled with the current scenario of the pandemic has made social security one of the most needed measures of the era.

In the same backdrop, the effort of the minds behind this book is to bring the discussions and debates regarding legal protection to the concept of social security to the forefront. The aim of this book is to rejuvenate the discussion on laws related to Social Security and add well-researched views to the existing debates.


The list is not exhaustive and papers on issues related to these are also entertained.

  • Legal and Constitutional Background of Social security
  • Social Security and Justice
  • Law relating to Pension and other retirement benefits
  • Health and maternity benefits under human rights law
  • Insurance Laws & Social Security
  • Gratuity Laws & Social Security
  • Women and Social Security Legislations
  • Children and Social security Legislations
  • Impact of COVID-19 and Social Security Legislations
  • Senior citizens and social security laws
  • Differently-abled persons and social security laws
  • Rights of Inter-State Migrant workers
  • Unorganized sector and social security
  • Farmers and social security legislations
  • Domestic workers and social security
  • International Labour Standards on Social Security

Submission Guidelines

  • Word Limit:  The Research Article may be between 4500 and 8,000 words including footnotes.
  • Authors’ Details: Details about the author(s), including qualifications and institutional affiliations, if any, are to be mentioned in the covering letter. Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is permitted.
  • Plagiarism: Only original and un-plagiarised work needs to be submitted. The plagiarism level must be less than 10%.
  • Abstract: The research paper must be accompanied by an abstract of 300–500 words.
  • Citation: A uniform mode of citation i.e. OSCOLA must be followed throughout the work.
  • Review: The submissions received would be reviewed by the panel of Editors to determine whether the subject matter is within the scope of the topic and assess the quality of the manuscript.
  • Publication: The Book will be published by the publisher of repute with ISBN No.
  • Submission: All submissions are to be made via e-mail as MS word documents at: articles.slcusat[at]

Contact Details

  • Dr. Aneesh V. Pillai
    Assistant Professor,
    School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, Kerala
    Contact Number:  +91 8606558242
  • Arathi Ashok
    Assistant Professor,
    School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, Kerala
    Contact Number: +91 9847982918

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