Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav has said that more than four crore unorganized workers have registered at e-Shram Portal which is the country’s first National Database on Unorganized Workers. Sharing the information in a tweet, Mr Yadav said that by registering, the unorganized workers will be able to get the benefits of government schemes easily. Of the total registered workers, around 50 per cent beneficiaries are female and 49.98 are male.
The States like Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are at the fore front with highest number of registrations on the e-Shram Portal launched by the Labour Ministry. The largest number of workers registered is from agriculture and construction, given the sheer volume of these two sectors in employment generation in India.This registration would facilitate delivery and accessibility to crucial welfare programmes and various entitlements meant for the workers in the unorganized sector and employment.
For online registrations, individual workers can use E-Shram’s mobile application or the website. They can also visit the Common Service Centres (CSC), State Seva Kendra, Labour Facilitation Centres, selected post offices of the Department of Posts’ Digital Seva Kendras, to register themselves on this portal .After registration at the portal , the unorganised workers will receive a digital e-SHRAM card and they can update their profiles through portal or mobile app. If a worker is registered at the e-Shram portal and meets with an accident, the person will be eligible for two lakh rupees in case of death or permanent disability and one lakh rupees on partial disability.