E-Shram Portal: More Than 27 lakh Unorganised Workers Registered Since Its Launch Says, Labour Minister

Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) D P S Negi has met prime brass of main corporations, together with Indian Oil, GAIL and SBI, in addition to commerce unions to sensitise them about e-SHRAM portal, the labour ministry mentioned on Saturday.

The portal gives facility to casual employees to register themselves. This aids authorities to supply profit of varied schemes to those registered employees.

The Ministry of Labour & Employment, in technical collaboration with NIC, has developed the e-SHRAM portal for on-line registration of unorganised employees for creation of a complete National Database of Unorganised Workers (NDUW) seeded with Aadhaar, the ministry mentioned.

This recreation changer initiative was launched and handed over to the States/UTs by the Union Minister of Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, on August 26, 2021.

This centralised database of unorganised employees will probably be ready in cooperation with the state governments.

The chief labour commissioner urged the commerce union leaders to lend their unflinching assist in facilitating the portal registration of unorganised employees within the state.

He knowledgeable that the e-SHRAM portal will present without cost registration of greater than 38 crore unorganised employees within the nation and can support the supply of the social safety schemes to them.

This portal will cater to all unorganised sector employees together with building employees, migrant employees, gig and platform employees, road distributors, home employees, agriculture employees, milkmen, fishermen, truck drivers and so on.

“Each registered worker will be given an e-SHRAM card with unique Universal Account Number (UAN) which will allow him/her to access the benefits of the various social security schemes through this Card across the country and will aid the delivery of the social security schemes,” Negi stated.

Negi highlighted that the centralized nature of the database will ensure the access of the benefits across the country by building in the portability of social security and welfare benefits required for the workers like the construction workers and migrant workers.

In addition to this, there is also a provision of Rs 2 lakh Accidental Insurance cover for every registered unorganized worker on e-SHRAM Portal.

If a worker is registered on the e-SHRAM portal and meets with an accident, he will be eligible for Rs 2 lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1 lakh on partial disability.

“The States/UTs will own their data and the State/ UT Governments will primarily mobilise and register the unorganised sector workers of their respective State/UTs on the e-SHRAM Portal and this data can be utilised by the State/UT Governments for delivery of various social security schemes to unorganised workers as per eligibility”, Negi acknowledged. 


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