E-SHRAM PORTAL (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     6th April 2024        
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Context: The labour ministry has directed all concerned ministries and states to reverse integrate data on unorganised sector workers with the e-Shram portal, a move aimed at removing duplication and arriving at the net eligible beneficiaries across India under one umbrella digital system.

e-SHRAM Portal

  • Launch: The portal was launched on August 26, 2021.
  • Aim: with the aim of creating a national database of unorganised workers (NDUW).
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Labour & Employment.
  • e-Shram Card: Workers will be provided with an e-SHRAM card which will have a 12 digit unique number.

○The details of workers will also be shared by the state government and departments.

  • Single window: This will be a single-point reference to help authorities reach out to and track workers in the informal sector, and offer welfare in times of crisis.
  • Beneficiaries: The database will include construction workers, migrant workers, gig and platform workers, street vendors, domestic workers, agriculture workers, migrant workers and similar other sub-groups of unorganised workers.
  • Self enrolment: It will be available in public for open access where workers can self-enrol through Aadhaar and mobile numbers.