Chief Secretary reviews registration of unorganized workers in J&K

Directs Labour & Employment Department to complete the process within one month


JAMMU, Nov 24: The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a meeting to review the registration of all unorganized workers in Jammu and Kashmir on the e-Shram portal of the central government. Commissioner Secre-tary, Labour & Employment Department, Chief Exec-utive Officer, J&K Building And Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Labour Commissioner, and other officers of the Depart-ment attended the meeting.
It was informed that the Department has so far registered 5,43,408 workers including 2,01,508 female and 3,41,900 male workers engaged in the unorganized sector. It was further infor-med that the agriculture, construction, healthcare, transport, and handicraft sectors have contributed to approximately 20% of the total registrations. Other sectors with high registration tally are tourism, retail, domestic help, manufacturing, etc.
Regarding the ease of access to benefits under social security schemes for construction workers it was informed that through the unique ID generated on the e-Shram portal, the registration information can be accessed by multiple depar-tments and agencies for ensuring timely disbursement of benefits to the verified beneficiaries.
The Chief Secretary asked the Department to register all the eligible workers including the temporarily engaged workers in the Government sector; on the portal & extend the benefits of workers' welfare schemes to them within one month. Further, Dr. Mehta asked the Department to focus on registering the unorganized workers being engaged under MGNREGA scheme as well as various Self Help Groups and cover them under the blanket of workers' related welfare schemes.
To facilitate the registration on the e-Shram portal, the Department was asked to arrange the registration facilities across all Common Service Centres of Jammu and Kashmir, besides the district offices of the Labour Department.

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