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What Is e-Shram Portal Launched By The Govt?

New Delhi: The Union government launched the e-SHRAM portal on Thursday. It will build a comprehensive database of the unorganised workforce, comprising construction labourers, migrant workers, street vendors and domestic workers, and others.

Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav said the platform will not only register an estimated 38 crore workers in the unorganised sector but also help them access various benefits of central and state government welfare schemes, the Indian Express reported.

The Government of India, through the portal, aims to integrate social welfare schemes for these workers in coordination with states and trade unions. The registration of the workers on the new official portal will be coordinated by the Ministry of Labour, state governments, trade unions and common services centers (CSCs).

The workers will be issued a new e-SHRAM card which has a unique 12-digit number. The registration process will be done free of cost and notably, the new e-SHRAM card will be issued it will be acceptable across the country. Workers across segments can register themselves on the new portal with the help of their Aadhar number, bank account details etc.

Meanwhile, registration on the e-Shram portal has begun and the Labour Ministry also launched a national toll-free number “14434″, which will help address all queries of the workers regarding the registration process.