Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
Ensure Social Security for All Toilers
The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demands that all sections of the toiling people, particularly the vulnerable sections, be brought under the cover of social security. The Central government should allocate adequate financial resources to ensure universal social security.
Social security benefits like pension, provident fund, free access to medical facilities etc. are hard won rights of the working class secured through decades of struggle in the twentieth century. These gains are now being reversed through privatisation of pension funds, provident funds and cuts in subsidies and welfare benefits.