e-Shram Portal

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  • November 1, 2021
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e-Shram Portal

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-II- Governance

In News: More than 4 crore unorganized workers have been registered at e-Shram Portal, India’s first national database on unorganized workers.

  • Highest number of registrations: Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh
  • Largest number of workers register from agriculture and construction sector
  • Registration at E-shram will facilitate unorganized workers to get the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes 
  • 4.09 crore workers have registered on the portal. Of these around 50.02% beneficiaries are female and 49.98% are male.

e-Shram portal 

  • It is a portal through which the government aims to register 38 crore unorganised 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.

Significance of e-Shram portal – National Database on Unorganized Workers (NDUW)

  • Targeted identification of the unorganized workers was a much-needed step and the portal which will be the national database of our nation builders will help take welfare schemes to their doorstep, who are the builders of our Nation.
  • Targeted delivery and last mile delivery, has been a major focus of the schemes of government of India and the National Database of Unorganised workers (E-Shram portal) is another key step towards that.

News Source: PIB

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