e-shram portal in India
Union Labor and Employment ministry will begin registering unorganized sector workers, including migrants, on the National Database for Unorganized Workers through the e-Shram. It is an online portal, at which the labor ministry has set a target of registering 3.5 crore unorganized workers for Bihar, 1.5 crore for Andhra Pradesh and 1.8 crore workers for Gujarat.
#ShramevJayate | In order to maintain a database of workers in the unorganised sector, the government has launched ‘E-Shram Portal. @LabourMinistry is aiming to register 38 crore unorganised workers including construction labourers, migrant workforce, street vendors, etc. pic.twitter.com/122BRnwzQa— Digital India (@_DigitalIndia) August 31, 2021
Assam, Chhattisgarh and Delhi have also been asked by the government to complete 1 crore, 82 lakh and 52 lakh registrations, respectively in this time frame. Labour secretary Apurva Chandra mentioned that their team aims to register 38 crore unorganised sector workers spanning construction workers, migrants, street vendors, domestic workers, agriculture sector workers, as well as, for the first time in any country, platform and gig workers.
e-Shram stands as a bridge to connect employers with the workers. It has been handed over to states and Union Territories to register unorganised workers, domestic workers, construction workers, migrant workers, gig and platform workers and ensure that welfare schemes meant for them reach them.
Union Minister for Labor and Employment Bhupender Yadav said that for the first time in India, a system is being made to register 38 crore unorganized workers. It will not only register them, but would also be helpful in delivering of various social security schemes being implemented by the central and state governments. Labor ministry officials also clarified that they have made the process really simple for workers as they can register on e-Shram with their Aadhaar numbers and bank account details simply.