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The e-Shram Portal

Registration of Unorganized Workers begins across the Country as Government of India launches the e-Shram Portal. Portal will help build a comprehensive National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) in the country. Portal will prove to be a huge boost towards last mile delivery of the welfare schemes for crores of unorganized workers.


Game changer in the history of the country, where more than 38 Crore workers would register themselves under one portal. Registration is totally free and workers do not have to pay anything. e-Shram portal was formally launched and handed over to the States/UTs. For the first time in the History of India, a system is being made to register 38 crore Unorganised 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.


If a worker is registered on the e-SHRAM portal and meets with an accident, he will be eligible for Rs 2.0 Lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability and government is always committed for the welfare of the workers. e-SHRAM Portal, is a creation of a National database of all unorganized workers. There is a campaign for E-Shram portal, “छूटेगा नहीं कोई कामगार, योजनाएं पहुचेंगी सबके द्वार.”


More than 38 Crore unorganised workers (UW) in the country, will be registered under one e-SHRAM portal and the registration under the e-SHRAM portal is totally free and workers do not have to pay anything for his or her registration at Common Service Centres(CSCs) or anywhere. Upon registration, the workers shall be issued an e-SHRAM card with unique Universal Account Number (UAN) and will be able to access the benefits of the various social security schemes through this Card anywhere anytime.


The demonstration of the portal has already been given to all States/ UTs during the 1st and 2nd pre-launch meetings held with them during July/ August. In this respect, the detailed guidelines for operationalization of portal and mobilization of workers have already been issued to the States/UTs. Considering the COVID situation, it was decided to launch the portal VIRTUALLY and hand it over to the states for commencing the process of Registration of Unorganised Workers all over the country.


The Union Labour Minister on 24th August, 2021 also interacted with leaders of the major Central Trade Unions of the country viz. Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (MS), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hindu Mahasabha (HMS), Centre for Indian Trade Union (CITU), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Self-employed Women’s Association (SEWA), United Trade Union Centre (UTUC), National Front of Indian Trade Unions (DHN).

All the leaders of the Central Trade Unions expressed that this will be a game changer for the well-being of unorganized workers who are the nation builders of the country and told in clear terms that all the Central Trade Unions and their field formations in the States will give its unflinching support to the honourable cause of registering unorganized workers in the e-SHRAM portal.

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