Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav tweeted that after 7 decades of Independence, the e-SHRAM portal, a National Database of Unorganized Workers, will be launched on 26th August 2021 for the overall welfare of all the Unorganized Workers of the country. Only 1 day to go for the launch.
The unorganised workers will get an identity card named ‘e-SHRAM’ which will be valid across the country. The Ministry of Labour in a tweet said that an e-SHRAM card will give a new identity to crores of Unorganized Workers of the Nation. The e-SHRAM card will be valid across the country. The portal will link all the unorganised workers to the social security schemes. e-SHRAM Portal, to be launched on 26 Aug 2021, will cover all Unorganized Workers of the Nation to link them with various Social Security schemes.
Ministery has included below categories as unorganised workers:
1) Construction workers
2) Migrant workers
3) Gig and platform workers
4) Street vendors
5) Domestic workers
6) Agriculture workers
7) Other unorganised workers
While launching the logo Minister for Labour and Employment minister Bhupender Yadav, said that the targeted identification of the unorganized workers was a much-needed step and the portal which will be the national database of our nation builders, our Shram yogis, will help take welfare schemes to their doorstep, who are the builders of the nation.
What is the e-Shram portal?
There are around 38 crore unorganised workers, from construction labourers, migrant labourers, street vendors and domestic workers who are working in the unorganized sector. There was no official registration of their work or salary for these many years. Now the government is targeting to register these labourers from the unorganized sectors through the e-Shram portal.
After the proper registration workers will get an e-Shram card containing a 12 digit unique number. Which will be useful for them to get benefits of various social security schemes launched by the government.
For successful registration of all the labourers from unorganized sectors, all the government departments from Labor Ministry, state governments, trade unions and CSCs needs to coordinate with each other.
How to log in?
After the launch of the portal, the unorganized sector workers can begin their registration from today immediately. Along with the portal toll free number, 14434 will also be launched to assist and address the queries of workers related to the registration and eligibility criteria and other queries.
A worker will mostly need details like Aadhaar card number and bank account details and other necessary details like date of birth, home town, mobile number and social category.
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Step 1: Visit the official website of E-Shram @register.eshram.gov.in
Step 2: Check home page details and go for Self Registration.
Step 3: Enter Your Aadhar Linked Mobile Number.
Step 4: Fill up Captcha Code.
Step 5: Click on Yes / No option for EPFO and ESIC.
Step 6: Click on Send OTP Button.
Step 7: Open the Application Form and fil up details.
Step 8: Upload all required documents.
Step 9: Click on submit button and Take a printout of the application form.