More than four crore workers have registered at E-Shram portal set up to generate a comprehensive database of the unorganised workers required for delivery of various welfare schemes.
The information was shared by Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav via a tweet message. He said that by registering, the unorganised workers will be able to get the benefits of government schemes easily.
The E-Shram portal is generating database of workers from different sectors like construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, and transport sector. An overwhelming proportion of migrant workers are engaged in these sectors of work.
All unorganised workers including migrant workers can now take the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes through registration at the e-Shram portal.
What is more encouraging is that of the 4.09 crore workers registered on the portal, around 50.02% beneficiaries are female and 49.98% are male.
"As per the latest data, the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are at the fore front of this initiative with highest number of registrations, as depicted by the graph below. However, putting this number into perspective must be with caution. Smaller states and union territories (UTs) understandably have lesser number of registered workforce. Also, this drive needs to gain momentum in states and UTs such as Meghalaya, Manipur, Manipur, Goa and Chandigarh," said the ministry statement.
As per the Economic Survey 2019-20, there are an estimated 38 crore unorganised workers in the country, which would be targeted to register on this portal. These migrant workers also can now take the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes through registration at the e-Shram portal.
After registration at e-SHRAM Portal, the unorganised workers receive a digital e-SHRAM card. They also get a Universal Account Number (on eSHRAM Card) that is acceptable across the country for obtaining social security benefits. If a worker is registered at the e-Shram portal and meets with an accident, he/she will be eligible for Rs 2 lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1 lakh on partial disability.
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