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

Can unicorns solve the country’s youth unemployment problem?

Synopsis: Unicorns can make some impact and lessen youth unemployment, especially in urban India, but they can’t solve the country’s problem of job scarcity. Introduction In August 2021, India’s unemployment rate stood at 8.32%, worse than July’s rate of 6.96%, but similar to the rates recorded in August 2020 and August 2019, which were at… Continue reading Can unicorns solve the country’s youth unemployment problem?

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

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

The shaky foundation of Labor Law Reforms

Source: The Hindu Relevance: To understand the challenges with the recent labour reforms Synopsis: Government sought to reform the labour by bringing long-pending labour reforms. Despite their positives, there are many challenges associated with the labour reforms. Introduction The government has brought out the next series of reforms that were deemed comprehensive and game-changing. The… Continue reading The shaky foundation of Labor Law Reforms

What India’s labour force survey actually says about employment

Sources: Livemint, The Indian Express and The Hindu Relevance: This article explains the recent PLFS survey and associated issues Synopsis: The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) has indirectly revealed deeply entrenched problems related to the quality of jobs being generated in the country Introduction The third annual round of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data… Continue reading What India’s labour force survey actually says about employment