e-SHRAM card for unorganized workers

New initiative from Government of India for unorganized workers.

Government of India introduces new new beneficial program for unorganized workers. Workers will get more benefits by registering at E-Shram portal. Any worker who is a home-based worker, self-employed worker or a wage worker working in the unorganized sector and not a member of ESIC or EPFO, is called an unorganized worker. After registration worker will gen at UAN (Universal Account Number). UAN number will be a permanent number i.e. once assigned, it will remain unchanged for the worker’s lifetime.


Any worker who is unorganized and aged between 16-59, is eligible to register on the eSHRAM portal.


Income Criteria

There are no income criteria for registering on eSHRAM as unorganized worker. However, he/she should not be an income tax payee.


Documents Needed

Following is required by the worker to register on the eSHRAM portal–

  • Aadhaar Number

  • Mobile number, Aadhaar linked

  • Bank account

  • Note – If a worker does not have Aadhaar linked mobile number, he/ she can visit nearest CSC’s and register through Biometric authentication.


Central Government has developed eSHRAM portal which will be a centralized database of unorganized workers seeded with Aadhaar. After registering, he/she will get an Accidental Insurance cover of 2 Lacs under PMSBY. In future, all the social security benefits of unorganized workers will be delivered through this portal. In emergency and national pandemic like situations, this database may be utilized to provide necessary assistance to the eligible unorganized workers.

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