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

What is the News? According to the Labour Ministry’s data, more than 4 crores (40 million-plus) workers have registered at the e-Shram portal.  Click Here to Read about e-Shram portal Workers Registered on the Portal As per the data, 4.09 crore workers have registered on the portal. Of these around 50.02% of beneficiaries are female… Continue reading More than 4 crore unorganized workers registered at e-Shram Portal, India’s first National Database on Unorganized Workers

E-Shram needs some hard work to get going

Synopsis: India’s challenge of providing social security benefits to unorganized workers can be revamped through initiatives like E-Shram. Introduction The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) launched the E-Shram, the web portal for creating a National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW), which will be seeded with Aadhaar. What is e-Shram Portal? e-Shram Portal is a database… Continue reading E-Shram needs some hard work to get going

Government of India launches the e-Shram Portal

Source: PIB What is the News? The Minister for Labour and Employment has formally launched the e-Shram portal. About e-Shram portal: e-Shram portal has been developed for creating a National Database of the Unorganized Workers(NDUW). Key Objective: To implement social security schemes for the unorganized workers. Key Features of the Portal: There are no income… Continue reading Government of India launches the e-Shram Portal

Pension scheme for informal workers hits stagnation point

Source: Livemint What is the News? The number of people joining the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) scheme, has hit an all-time low. This is due to workers in the informal sector facing income and job loss following the two waves of the coronavirus pandemic. About Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan(PM-SYM) Scheme: Launched by:… Continue reading Pension scheme for informal workers hits stagnation point

e-Shram portal: A database for unorganised sector workers

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Minister for Labour and Employment will launch an e-Shram portal. About e-Shram portal: The e-Shram portal is a database of unorganised sector workers. The portal aims to register 38 crore unorganised workers, such as construction labourers, migrant workforce, street vendors and domestic workers among others.  After registration,… Continue reading e-Shram portal: A database for unorganised sector workers

What India’s informal sector needs right now?

Source: Indian Express Relevance:  Formalization of work force, problems faced by informal sector workers Synopsis: Ignoring problems in the informal sector can be costly as it can lead to job and wage losses, higher inflation and even risk the livelihood of migrant workers. Context Informal sector workers suffered far more from the national lockdown in… Continue reading What India’s informal sector needs right now?