Enrolment rising steadily on e-Shram portal

Enrolment rising steadily on e-Shram portal

Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “Enrolment rising steadily on e-Shram portal

According to the labour ministry, around 8.43 crore unorganized sector workers have registered on the e-Shram portal till November 20 and enrolments are rising steadily.

As per the recent data collected by Government of India on the number of Unorganized Sector workers registration at the e-Shram portal since it had been operational on 26th August 2021, such registrations has been growing steadily over the 12 weeks.

The data on increasing registration:

8, 43, 89,193 unorganised sector workers have been recorded on the portal. As per week-wise data, the 10th week (November 2 – 8) saw the utmost increase at 1, 15, 66,985 registrations, followed by the seventh week (October 12 – 18) at 86, 83,881.

As on November 20, registrations stands at 86,067, it stated. Over the past 12 weeks, the states of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar posted the best average growth rates of more than 15 per cent in registration of workers on the e-Shram portal.

In November 9 to 16, the registrations were quite high for some states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and moderately high in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Odisha and Bihar.

Further, two important sub-categories of agriculture workers are ‘crop farm laborers’ and ‘field crop and vegetable growers’ were added.

Initially, a lower share of workers were getting registered on the portal were providing details of their bank accounts. However, this part has gone up well, from 47 per cent in the first week to 86.3 per cent within the 12th week, it said.

Gender wise analysis:

Gender-wise analysis indicates that among the workers getting registered, the share of male workers was slightly higher (more than 51 per cent) since the portal was launched. It has been seen in the last six weeks that the share of female workers has turned higher as compared to the males.

As on November 20, out of the total registrations, 48.2 per cent (4, 06, 86, 429) were male workers and 51.8 per cent (4, 37, 00,713) female workers.

Question & Answer:

Q1. What is e-Shram portal?

Ans. It is a platform which was designed for helping build comprehensive National Database of Unorganised workers in the country.

Q2. When was the e-Shram portal launched?

Ans. 26th August 2021

Q3. Who is the Union minister of Ministry of Labour and Employment?

Ans. Bhupendra Yadav

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