Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Ministry rejects smart card plan for unorganised workers

  1. Context: Finance Ministry rejecting the latest Labour Ministry proposal to issue one card per family as an impractical idea
  2. Background: The Unorganised Workers’ Identification Number (U-WIN) scheme, first mooted in September 2014
  3. Aim: To provide a smart card to the unorganised workers for entitled to benefits under various schemes such as Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and other schemes
  4. Relevance: There are around 40 crore unorganised workers, which accounts for around 89 per cent of the total workforce
  5. Idea: The portable smart card would have details of bank account, mobile numbers and benefits of social security schemes that can be availed by the workers
  6. Why Rejection? The Finance Ministry has asked for individual smart cards to the unorganised workers irrespective of the cost implications
  1. Context: Finance Ministry rejecting the latest Labour Ministry proposal to issue one card per family as an impractical idea
  2. Background: The Unorganised Workers’ Identification Number (U-WIN) scheme, first mooted in September 2014
  3. Aim: To provide a smart card to the unorganised workers for entitled to benefits under various schemes such as Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and other schemes
  4. Relevance: There are around 40 crore unorganised workers, which accounts for around 89 per cent of the total workforce
  5. Idea: The portable smart card would have details of bank account, mobile numbers and benefits of social security schemes that can be availed by the workers
  6. Why Rejection? The Finance Ministry has asked for individual smart cards to the unorganised workers irrespective of the cost implications
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments