Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Ministry of Labour Starts Work on Database for Unorganised Sector

Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour and Employment told the Rajya Sabha that the project would have an estimated cost of Rs 402.7 crore.

News18.com

Updated:June 20, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Ministry of Labour Starts Work on Database for Unorganised Sector
Image for representation only.
Loading...

New Delhi: The Centre has started work to create a national database and Aadhaar-seeded identification number system to facilitate welfare delivery to 40 crore workers in the unorganized sector, according to The Hindu.

Ministry of Labour has called for tenders to design, develop and run the new Unorganised Workers Identification Number (UWIN) Platform.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour and Employment had in December 2017 told the Rajya Sabha that the project would have an estimated cost of Rs 402.7 crore.

The UWIN platform will be set up within six months of the contract being signed, and a third of the workers are expected to be registered in the first year, with the remainder to be registered in the second year.

The Centre, through service providers, will create and maintain the platform and states will identify and register unorganised workers.

The Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 will be used as the base for the platform, and other worker databases.

Although the Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the legitimacy of making Aadhaar mandatory for entitlements, the entire UWIN platform is built around Aadhaar.

Those who have enrolled for Aadhaar but have failed to receive it can provisionally enroll themselves into the UWIN system with their Aadhaar Enrollment ID. However, it is only when they are able to link Aadhaar with their dataset at a later stage that they will actually be assigned a UWIN number.

The only exception provided is for “areas that do not have any Aadhaar coverage” which must be approved by the Labour Ministry, where other government identity documents will be allowed, with an option of linking Aadhaar at a later stage.

On being asked if Aadhaar will be mandatory for UWIN, a senior Labour Ministry official told The Hindu it would be the responsibility of the states to get Aadhaar made for all workers.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Naqshib Nisar
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results