Identification of Workers in Unorganised Sector

Unorganised Sector

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment has informed that The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, defines an unorganised worker and provides for a self-declaration by such worker confirming that he or she is an unorganised worker.

There is no centralized national database of unorganized workers in India. Accordingly, it has been decided to create a national platform for unorganized workers. A proposal to issue a Unique ID i.e. Unorganized Workers Identification Number (UWIN) and allotment of a Aadhaar seeded Identification number to them without issuing any smart card, has been approved by the Central Government with an estimated cost of Rs. 402.7 Crore to be implemented in two years during 2017-18 and 2018-19.

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