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Labour ministry urges states to fastrack e-Shram portal registrations

The e- Shram portal is the first-ever national database of unorganised workers including migrant workers, construction workers, gig and platform workers, etc

India's Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

File Photo: Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav

Shiva Rajora New Delhi
Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav on Friday urged states to fastrack registrations of unorganised workers on the e-Sharm portal so that they can avail of social security benefits. So far, more than 280 million workers under 400 occupations have registered on the portal against the initial target of 380 million.

Speaking at the valedictory session of the two-day Labour Conference in Tirupati, Yadav said since the subject of labour came in the concurrent list of Indian constitution, both the Centre and states needed to work in concurrence.

“(An) SOP (standard operating procedure) is being prepared for which a committee under

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 9:38 PM IST

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