DC Kathua reviews registration of unorganised Workers on e-Shram portal


KATHUA :  Deputy Commissioner Kathua Rahul Yadav, today chaired a review meeting of stakeholders regarding registration of unorganised workers on e-shram portal, here at DC office complex.

At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner deliberated upon the need of registration of unorganised workers like construction labourers, Agricultural Workers, Street Vendors, ASHA workers, Anganwadi Workers, MGNREGA Workers etc. he said the initiative of the government was aimed at covering Unorganized Workers between 16-59 Years of Age who are not a member of PF, EPFO, NPS, ESIC and not a taxpayer. He said Covid-19 Pandemic necessitated the creation of eShram Portal to extend the benefits of the social security schemes to unorganized workers.

While reviewing the Progress achieved so far with regard to the registration on the e-shram portal he said the district is quite slow and requires it to be boosted up to ensure 100% coverage of intended beneficiaries. He exhorted upon the concerned to organize camps and open multiple counters so as to facilitate speedy registration. He also called for mobilization of target sub groups of unorganised workers for registration under eShram Portal.

He said that this scheme reflects the intent of the government to extend the concept of Universal Basic Income by implementing social security schemes. Under this the workers will get an e-shram card which has a twelve digit UAN number.

The DC also directed ALC, Kathua to chart out a detailed action plan by involving and liasioning with stakeholders within a week’s time and the same shall be reviewed in the next meeting.

It is pertinent to mention that the registrations under the scheme can be done either through self registration or through CSCs by visiting e-SHRAM portal on https://register.eshram.gov.in. The documents required for the registration on e-shram portal are Aadhaar Card, Aadhar linked active mobile number and Bank Account details.registration on the portal is free of cost and beneficiaries will receive accidental insurance coverage through PMSBY. The workers will be paid Rs 2 lakh for accidental death and permanent disability and Rs 1 lakh for partial disability. The portal will not only provide social security benefits but will also assist the government to help all the eligible unorganised workers in case of pandemic or calamities. It will also help to keep a track record of the migrant labour workforce and will pave a path for more job opportunities.


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