More than 4 crore unorganized workers registered at e-Shram Portal, India’s first National Database on Unorganized Workers

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According to the Labour Ministry’s data, more than 4 crores (40 million-plus) workers have registered at the e-Shram portal. 

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Workers Registered on the Portal
e-Shram Portal
Source: PIB

As per the data, 4.09 crore workers have registered on the portal. Of these around 50.02% of beneficiaries are female and 49.98% are male. 

Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are the states with the highest number of registrations.

The largest number of workers registered is from agriculture and construction, given the sheer volume of these two sectors in employment generation in India.

Around 65.68% of 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.

What are the benefits of registering on an e-shram portal for unorganized workers?

After registration at e-SHRAM Portal, the unorganised workers will receive a digital e-SHRAM card, and they can update their profiles/ particulars through the portal or mobile app. 

They will also have a Universal Account Number (on eSHRAM Card) that will be acceptable across the country. With this, they will not be required to register at different places for obtaining social security benefits. 

Moreover, if a worker is registered at the e-Shram portal and meets with an accident, he/she will be eligible for Rs 2.0 Lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability.

Source: This post is based on the article More than 4 crore unorganized workers registered at e-Shram Portal published in PIB on 17th October 2021.

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