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Context: The Union Minister for Labour and Employment launched new features in eShram Portal.


  • The additional features added to the eShram portal will increase the portal's utility and make it easier for unorganised workers to register.
  • Through the eShram portal, eShram registered workers can now connect with Employment Opportunities, Skilling, Apprenticeship, Pension Schemes, Digital Skilling, and State Schemes.

New additional features

Collecting migrant worker family information

  • The eShram portal now includes a tool for collecting migrant worker family information. This feature can aid in the provision of child education and women-centric programmes to migrant workers who have migrated with their families.

Registration of eShram construction workers

  • A new feature has been added to ensure the registration of eShram construction workers with the respective Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) Welfare Board and access to the schemes meant for them.

Data Sharing Portal

  • Data Sharing Portal (DSP) for eShram data sharing with state/UT governments.
  • The Portal will facilitate the secure exchange of eShram beneficiaries' data with the different States and Union Territories for the targeted implementation of social security/welfare schemes for unorganised employees enrolled with eShram.

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Q. Which of the following statements is correct about the eShram portal launched by the Ministry of Labour & Employment in 2022?

A) It is a portal for registering and providing social security benefits to unorganized workers in India.

B) It is a portal for providing skill development and employment opportunities to unorganized workers in India.

C) It is a portal for creating a national database of unorganized workers in India with Aadhaar seeding.

D) It is a portal for facilitating the migration and mobility of unorganized workers in India.

Answer: C

Explanation: The eShram Portal is a Ministry of Labour and Employment project to develop a national database of unorganized workers (NDUW) that would be seeded with Aadhaar. It will include information such as their name, occupation, residence, employment type, educational qualification, skill types, and so on, to maximize their employability and extend the advantages of social security schemes to them. It is the country's first national database of unorganized workers, which includes migrant workers, construction workers, gig and platform workers, and others