e-Shram Portal

To prepare a national database of all the unorganized workers thereby providing them insurance coverage and benefits of applicable social security schemes.

On August 26, 2021 Union Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav launched e-Shram portal as a platform for all the unorganized workers in the country. All the construction workers, street vendors, migrant workers, domestic workers, agriculture workers and other workers are aimed to be registered on this portal. This portal is launched for providing assistance to the workers in the country. Registration on this portal will provide the workers with an accidental insurance cover as well as access to various central and state government schemes. The registration process on this portal will be coordinated by the Ministry of labour, trade unions, state governments and common service centers. The workers registered on the portal will be free of cost for the workers. Ministry of Labour has also started a national toll free number – 14434 for easing the registration process for the workers.

Portal Overview:

Portal namee-Shram portal
Portal underMinistry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
Launched ByUnion Minister for Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav
Launch DateAugust 26, 2021
Implemented throughMinistry of Labour, trade unions, state governments and common service centers
Developed byNational Informatics Centre
BeneficiariesUnorganized workers like construction workers, street vendors, migrant workers, domestic workers, agriculture workers and other workers in the country.
ObjectiveTo prepare a national database of all the unorganized workers thereby providing them insurance coverage and benefits of applicable social security schemes.
Websitehttps://eshram.gov.in/

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the portal is to provide a platform for covering all the unorganized workers in the country.
  • It aims at preparing a centralized database of all the unorganized workers in line with Aadhaar registrations.
  • The portal will improve the implementation of various social security schemes targeting unorganized workers.
  •  This aims to increase the portability of social and welfare benefits to the migrant and construction workers.
  • It tends to prepare a database of workers for ensuring their social security during any national crisis like covid pandemic in future.
  • This initiative will provide the workers with accidental insurance coverage of up to Rs. 2 lakhs in case of death and up to Rs. 1 lakh in case of partial disability.
  • It will also enable benefits of various social security and employment schemes.
  • This initiative will aim for betterment and welfare of all the workers in the country.

Eligibility for registering on the portal:

  • Individual must be an unorganized worker i.e., any worker who is self-employed/ home based/ wage worker in an unorganized sector.
  • He must be a worker who is not a member of ESIC or EPFO or is a government employee.
  • His age should be in between 16-59 years.

Documents Required:

  • Aadhaar Number
  • Mobile number linked with Aadhaar
  • Savings bank account number with IFSC code

Process of Registration:

  • Visit the e-Shram portal @eshram.gov.in.
  • Click on ‘Register on e-Shram’ option on the homepage.
  • Enter the Aadhaar linked mobile number and enter captcha.
  • Click on Send OTP option and get the mobile number verified.
  • Then fill the form with required details and submit.
  • Take a printout of the form for future reference.
  • After successful registration, a e-Shram card containing unique 12 digit number will be issued.

Key Points and Features:

  • Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mr. Bhupender Yadav launched e-Shram portal on August 26, 2021.
  • This portal is aimed at creating a national database of unorganized workers in the country which will be seeded to Aadhaar.
  • The category of unorganized workers will include construction workers, street vendors, migrant workers, domestic workers, agriculture workers, migrant workers, platform workers and others in the country.
  • The registration on the portal is free of cost for all the workers.
  • This registration will provide the workers with accidental insurance coverage of up to Rs. 2 lakhs in case of death and up to Rs. 1 lakh in case of partial disability.
  • It will also enable benefits of various social security and employment schemes.
  • The homepage URL for e-Shram portal is https://eshram.gov.in/
  • Workers have to register on the portal by filling in required details.
  • After registration, e-Shram card will be issued to each worker and this card will be applicable through out the country.
  • It is a user friendly portal with separate tabs for services, registration, stakeholders, etc.
  • The portal also has various testimonials, what’s new section for updates and information about other services, a user guide, demo registration video and various FAQs answered.
  • It also has a national toll-free helpdesk support number – 14434 which is available in various languages like Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia and Assamese.
  • In case of any query or assistance the worker can contact on this number in between 8 am to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday as feasible.
  • About 3,50,588 unorganized workers have already registered on the portal.

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