Union Minister Bhupender Yadav launches new features in eShram Portal
Union Minister for Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, launched new features in eShram Portal on 24th April.
An overview of the news
The new features added in eShram portal will enhance the utility of the portal and facilitate ease of registration for unorganised workers.
The eShram registered workers can now connect with Employment opportunities, Skilling, Apprenticeship, Pension Scheme, Digital Skilling and States’ schemes through eShram portal.
The Union Minister also formally launched the Data Sharing Portal (DSP) for sharing of eShram data with the State/ UT Governments.
What are new features added?
Facility to enter details of families of migrant workers has been added in the e-Shram Portal.
This facility can help migrant workers migrating with family to get benefits of child education and women centric schemes.
In addition, a new feature has been added regarding sharing of data of construction workers registered on Eshram with the concerned Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) Welfare Board.
It will ensure registration of Ishram construction workers with the concerned BOCW board and ensure access to schemes for them.
About e-Shram portal
The Ministry of Labor and Employment has developed an eSHRAM portal to create a national database of unorganised workers.
It was launched in 2021.
Its aim is to welfare of workers in the unorganised sector who are not members of the EPFO or ESIC.
Registered members will be eligible for a range of benefits after signing up for Shramik Yojana and getting the e-Shram Card.
This will allow workers to receive Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) through e-Shramik Unique ID Number.
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