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MORE THAN 3 CRORE UNORGANIZED WORKERS ON eSHRAM PORTAL

MORE THAN 3 CRORE UNORGANIZED WORKERS ON eSHRAM PORTAL

Context:

Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav has informed that across the country more than 3 crore unorganized workers have registered themselves on the eSHRAM portal, the first-ever National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) in India. 

Key Highlights:

  • On 8th Oct 2021, the 177th Governing Body Meeting and 78th Annual General Body meeting of the Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development, an autonomous body under the ministry, was held at Hyderabad.
  • The meeting was chaired by Shri Vrijesh Updadhyay, Chairman of the Board along with Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), Govt. of India, Shri D.P.S. Negi and several important decisions were taken.
  • eSHRAM Card will serve as a single card to avail government benefits across the country, it will be a One Nation One Card.

eSHRAM Portal:

  • It aims to register 38 crore unorganised workers such as construction labourers, street vendors, migrant workforce and domestic workers, among others.
  • The workers will be given an e-Shram card containing a 12 digit unique number.
  • If a worker is registered on the eSHRAM portal and meets with an accident, he will be eligible for Rs 2.0 Lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability.

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