Anirudh Agarwal , Khyati Bhatia
April 10, 2023
The Ministry of Labour and Employment (“Ministry”) has released a press note dated April 03rd, 2023 wherein, the Ministry has provided with on-the-go registration and updation facilities to the unorganized workers vis a vis E-Shram portal in integration with Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (“UMANG”) mobile application. The said move has been introduced by the Ministry on the basis of the statistics achieved as on March 27th, 2023, with respect to state wise registration on E-Shram portal. Further, Ministry allocated a total of INR 704.01 crores (Indian Rupees Seven Hundred and Four Crores approximately) for National Database of the Unorganized Workers (“NDUW”) for the financial years 2019-2020 to 2024-2025 out of which a total of INR 418 crores (Indian Rupees Four Hundred Eighteen Crores) has been utilized as on March 24th, 2023.
Furthermore, to improve the utilization of funds, the Ministry has undertaken several new measures to increase registration on the E-Shram portal by way of providing multi-channel registration facility to the unorganized workers across the country.
The following are some of the measures undertaken by the Ministry:
It is interesting to note that the measures undertaken by the Ministry to facilitate registration of unorganized workers on the E-Shram portal seems to align with the objective of the Labour Codes to provide social security benefits to the unorganized workers. Such progressive steps by the Ministry is the need of the hour, not only to ensure that the social security benefits are rightfully extended to the vulnerable workers across all the sectors but also to protect them from any discriminatory practices and exploitation.
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