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Government launches e-SHRAM portal

Published: 6th Sep, 2021

Context

The government of India unveiled the e-SHRAM portal for better execution of various social security schemes for the unorganised sector workers.

Key facts about e-SHRAM

  • The government will provide e-SHRAM cards to workers with the help of which they can register on the e-SHRAM portal.
  • All the e-SHRAM cards will have a unique Universal Account Number (UAN) and the workers can avail various benefits of the social security schemes via this card anytime, anywhere.
  • The 12-digit UAN number in the e-SHRAM card is valid throughout the country.
  • There are approximately 40 crore workers in the informal sector, including 2-3 crore migrant workers.
  • e-SHRAM scheme covers almost all unorganised workers of the country, comprising construction workers, migrant workers, domestic workers, street vendors, truck drivers, fishermen, agricultural workers.
  • All the unorganised workers registered under the scheme will be given accidental Insurance Coverage under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) for 365 days.
  • It will build a comprehensive database of the unorganised workforce.
  • It will also help in delivering social security schemes implemented by the Central and state governments.

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