Shram Suvidha portal, a unified port for labour and employment, gets one step closer to its aim of revamping labour inspection system as government recorded over 3.5 crore registrations since its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October this year.
Speaking at CREDAI Conclave – 2014, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the facility will enable Labour Identification Number (LIN) for the employers.
The minister stated, “With the LIN, the employer will make an account for the employees and provide bank account linked with Aadhar Cards. So, the savings of the employee through EPFO automatically goes to the employee. This facility provides transparency besides accountability, which is a major challenge for us”.
He added that government has simplified inspections by facilitating online inspections. There won’t be a chance of corruption and harassment and random inspections would also be done in the event of any complaints.
In addition, he would focus on the unorganised sector, as it constitutes 93 per cent of the total work force in India.
Speaking about the housing sector, Dattatreya said about 4.30 crore workers are employed in the sector, of which only eight percent were skilled labours. The minister urged employers in the construction industry to pay attention for skill development of labours as the number of skilled labours in the housing sector in countries like Japan, Australia and China.