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

[pib] E-Shram Portal:  National Database on Unorganized Workers (NDUW)

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : E-Shram Portal

Mains level : Welfare of the unorganized workers

The Union Ministry of Labour & Employment will launch the e-Shram portal – National Database on Unorganized Workers (NDUW).

What is the E-Shram Portal?

  • The government aims to register 38 crore unorganized workers, such as construction labourers, migrant workforce, street vendors and domestic workers, among others.
  • The workers will be issued an e-Shram card containing a 12-digit unique number, which, going ahead, will help in including them in social security schemes.
  • The government had earlier missed deadlines for creating the database, inviting criticism from the Supreme Court.

How will the registration for workers happen on the portal?

  • The registration of workers on the portal will be coordinated by the Labour Ministry, state governments, trade unions and CSCs.
  • Awareness campaigns would be planned across the country to enable nationwide registration of workers.
  • Following the launch of the portal, workers from the unorganized sector can begin their registration from the same day.
  • A national toll free number — 14434 — will also be launched to assist and address the queries of workers seeking registration on the portal.
  • A worker can register on the portal using his/her Aadhaar card number and bank account details, apart from filling other necessary details like date of birth, home town, mobile number and social category.

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