Ministry of Labour & Employment on 27 July 2023 has clarified the Salient features of e-Shram portal. Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India launched eShram portal (eshram.gov.in) on 26th August 2021 for creation of a comprehensive National Database of Unorganised Workers verified and seeded with Aadhaar.
eShram portal is meant to register and support the unorganised workers by providing them a Universal Account Number (UAN). eShram portal captures details of workers such as name, permanent address, current address, occupation, educational qualification, skill type etc. eShram portal allows registration under 30 broad occupation sectors and around 400 occupations.
Government has taken several steps to provide the benefit of Government schemes to the unorganised workers registered on eShram such as:
- eShram has been integrated with National Career Service (NCS) Portal. An unorganised worker can register on NCS using his/ her Universal Account Number (UAN) and search for suitable job opportunities. An option/ link has also been provided to registrant on eShram portal to seamlessly register on NCS.
- eShram has been also integrated with the Pradhan Mantri Shram-yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM). PM-SYM, is a pension scheme for unorganised workers who are aged between 18-40 years. Using UAN (eShram), any unorganised worker can easily register on Maandhan portal (maandhan.in).
- To provide skill enhancement and apprenticeship opportunities to unorganised worker, eShram has been integrated with Skill India Digital portal of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
- eShram registrant, who is registered on NCS can also avail digital trainings through DigiSaksham Programme.