More than 94pc workers registered on e-Shram portal earn 10K or less

More than 94pc workers registered on e-Shram portal earn 10K or less

New Delhi,31,Dec.22 (PTI) :OVER 94 per cent of 27.69 crore informal sector workers registered on the e-Shram portal have a monthly income of Rs 10,000 or below and over 74 per cent of the enrolled workforce belongs to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC), according to the latest data.

The proportion of informal workers getting a monthly income of Rs 10,000 or below was 92.37 per cent in the middle of November 2021 when total enrolments on e-Shram portal were a little over 8 crore. Those belonging to SC, ST and OBC who enrolled on the portal were 72.58 per cent in the middle of November 2021.

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The experts are of the view that as the enrolments progress on e-Shram portal towards the ultimate goal of enrolling all informal sector workers estimated at 38 crore in the country, the data would show sharp disparities in the society. e-Shram portal is aimed at building a comprehensive National Database of Unorganised Workers in the country. The aim of the portal is to boost the last-mile delivery of the welfare schemes for over 38 crore unorganised workers in the country.

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