Ministry of Labour and Employment (India)

DMPQ- E-Shram portal is a great initiative in the course of ensuring dignity for unorganized sector, but it has a long way to go. Throw light on the challenges it faces . Also suggest some measures to improve it’s functioning.

. Recently, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) launched the e-Shram portal for creating a National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW). The portal came into being after the Supreme Court directed the Government to complete the registration process of unorganized workers. This much needed step, considering the enactment of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 is however, about a decade late to come into existence. As much as appreciable the step is towards addressing the issues of the informal sector, the portal also raises concerns over issues like workers’ data protection, digital illiteracy etc. Unorganised Sector and e-Shram Total ... Read more