Meghalaya Labour Minister sought central help for the unorganized workers in the state

Shillong, August 30: Meghalaya Minister of Labour, Shri Sanbor Shullai recently  met Union Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Bhupendra Yadav at New Delhi and discussed that Even though economic resources are limited, the people in Meghalaya are hardworking and predominantly confined to unorganized sectors.

The activities that was carried out such as domestic workers, home-based workers, self-employed workers or wage workers, taxi drivers, vegetable and fruits sellers etc. As per the Supreme Court judgment dated 29th June 2021, your esteemed Ministry has created the National Data on Unorganized Workers (NDUW) portal.

The frontline registrations of the unorganized workers and labourers for seeking help from the Central Government. The Labour Department, Meghalaya will be leaving no stone unturned to ensure that maximum number of unorganized workers and  labourers are registered on the NDUW online portal.

Meghalaya Government are also encouraging the unorganized workers and  labourers to obtain an Aadhaar card, open a bank account linked to a mobile number for successful online registration. State Government  will be educating the unorganized workers and labourers about the benefits of JAM (Jan Dhan Yojana bank account.

Aadhar Card and Mobile phone linked to the bank account) which is introduced by the Govt. of India to facilitate Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to all the eligible unorganized workers and  labourers.

In this regard, Mr. Sanbor  requested the Union Labour Minister to consider a special economic package for the unorganized workers from Meghalaya who got registered under the NDUW portal as a mark of appreciation and goodwill gesture by your Ministry on the Golden Jubilee occasion of Meghalaya statehood.




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