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New Delhi : In less than two months, more than 4 crores (40 million plus) unoraganised workers have registered with the e-Shram portal. Sharing this information in a tweet message, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav said that by registering with the portal, the unorganised workers will be able to get the benefits of government schemes easily.

Workers in diverse occupations such as construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, and transport sector have registered with the portal.  In some of these sectors an overwhelming proportion of migrant workers are also engaged. All unorganised workers including migrant workers can now take the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes through registration with the e-Shram portal.

As per data, 4.09 crore workers have registered with the portal. Of these, around 50.02% beneficiaries are female and 49.98% are male. It is encouraging that equivalent proportion of men and women have been part of this drive. There has been weekly improvement in the registrations by gender, with men and women workers registering at comparable proportions.

As per the latest data, the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh are at the forefront of this initiative with highest number of registrations. However, putting this number into perspective must be with caution. Smaller states and union territories (UTs) understandably have lesser number of registered workforce. Also, this drive needs to gain momentum in states and UTs such as Meghalaya, Manipur, Manipur, Goa,and Chandigarh, according to a PIB release.

The largest number of workers registered is from agriculture and construction, given the sheer volume of these two sectors in employment generation in India. Besides, workers from diverse and different occupations like domestic and household workers, apparel sector workers, automobile and transport sector workers, electronics, and hardware workers, capital goods workers, education, healthcare, retail, tourism and hospitality, food industry and many more have registered at this portal.

Around 65.68% of these registered workers are in the age group of 16-40 years and 34.32% are in the age group of 40 years and above. The social compositions of these workers include Other Backward Castes (OBC) and General Castes with almost 43% and 27% respectively from these categories and 23% and 7% being from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

A substantial proportion of registration has been facilitated by the CSC. Interestingly, in certain states like Kerala and Goa and in North-East India, Meghalaya and Manipur, a greater proportion of individuals have self-registered with the portal. Similar is the case with most Union Territories like Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Andaman & Nicobar and Ladakh.

However, according to the latest updates, an overwhelming proportion of workers (77%) have registered themselves through CSCs. There has been a week on week improvement in the outreach of the CSCs. Therefore, outreach of the CSCs emerges to be a crucial factor in lesser facilitated areas.

Union Ministers Bhupender Yadav and Rameswar Teli, Secretary Labour and Employment, Sunil Barthwal , and Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) and other regional officers of CLC are holding several interactions with the unorganised workers and leaders of trade union and media, to sensitise them about the features and benefits of the e-SHRAM portal

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 in this portal.

After registration with e-SHRAM Portal, the unorganised workers shall receive a digital e-SHRAM card and they can update their profiles/ particulars through portal or mobile app. They will have a Universal Account Number (on eSHRAM Card) that will be acceptable across the country and now they will not be required to register at different places for obtaining social security benefits. If a worker is registered with the e-Shram portal and meets with an accident, he/she will be eligible for Rs 2 Lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1 lakh on partial disability.

Bhupender Yadav
@byadavbjp
श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय द्वारा शुरू ई-श्रम पोर्टल पर असंगठित क्षेत्र के श्रमिकों का लगातार पंजीकरण हो रहा है। दो माह से भी कम समय में 4 करोड़ से अधिक असंगठित कामगार पंजीकरण कर चुके हैं। इस पोर्टल पर पंजीकरण कराने से असंगठित श्रमिकों को सरकार की योजनाओं का लाभ सरलता से मिल सकेगा।