New Delhi, Sept. 19 -- Millions of gig workforce in India, often referred as lonely in the workplace, may soon get life and disability insurance, health and maternity benefits among others as the union government is formulating a labour code that propose such provisions.

As per the draft social security code, the "Central Government may formulate and notify, from time to time, suitable social security schemes for gig workers and platform workers" and such schemes would encompass issues like "life and disability cover", "health and maternity benefits" , "old age protection" and "any other benefit as may be determined by the Central Government".

To be sure, the union government has been talking about universalizing social security in Indi...