Govt Plans Portal To Enroll 25 Crore Migrant, Other Workers From Unorganised Sector

Govt Plans Portal To Enroll 25 Crore Migrant, Other Workers From Unorganised SectorMigrant workers at a construction site in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. (Daniel Berehulak/GettyImages) 

The Central government is planning to setup an online portal for migrants and other workers from the unorganised sector. The proposed portal will enroll at least 25 crore labourers in the next few years and facilitate a single window for their social welfare, reports Hindustan Times.

The portal will be linked to various ongoing programmes including the Ayushman Bharat, subsidised ration scheme PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana and will enable registration of workers on the platform directly through their mobile phones, newly appointed labour secretary Apurva Chandra was cited by HT as saying.

Besides, the government is also planning to start the first official survey on migration of the Indian workforce, that will cover both seasonal and long term migration.

The portal and the survey is likely to help the government to better understand the migration patterns and track movements of welfare-seekers, the Chandra said.

“The workers themselves can register through aadhar. Various authorities can also help in this purpose,” Chandra was quoted as saying.