New Delhi: The e-SHRAM portal – eshram.gov.in – has been launched by the central government today. Apart from this, an e-SHRAM card will also be issued. Both e-SHRAM portal and e-SHRAM card will benefit unorganized workers across India, said the Centre.Also Read - NEET-UG 2021 Scam: Medical Aspirants Submit Detailed Representation Before NTA, Demand Re-exam, CBI Probe

What is e-SHRAM portal?

  • “e-SHRAM Portal-National Database of Unorganized Workers, will facilitate better implementation of various Social Security Schemes for the welfare of all Unorganized Workers of the country,” EPFO said.
  • Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav launched the logo of the e-SHRAM portal.
  • Through the e-SHRAM portal, the central government is aiming to register 38 crore unorganised workers such as construction labourers, migrant workforce, street vendors, and domestic workers, among others.
  • Following the launch of the portal, the workers from the unorganised sector can begin their registration from the same day, the Union Minister for Labour and Employment said.
  • Meanwhile, a national toll free number 14434 will also be launched to assist and address the queries of the workers seeking registration on the portal, as per a PTI report.
  • A worker can register using his/her Aadhaar card number and bank account details, apart from filling other necessary details like date of birth, home town, mobile number, and social category, PTI report says.

What is e-SHRAM card?

  • e-SHRAM card will give a new identity to crores of Unorganized Workers of the Nation, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) said.
  • “The e-SHRAM card will be valid across the country,” EPFO said.
  • The workers will be issued an e-SHRAM card containing a 12-digit unique number, PTI reported.
  • The objective behind the move is integration of social security schemes of the government, the PTI report says.
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