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e-Shram Card: Registration, Apply Online, Benefits, Payment Status, Balance Check, Download

By Mayashree Acharya

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Updated on: Jun 13th, 2024

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2 min read

The Government of India started the e-Shram yojana to provide social security to workers in unorganised sectors. The government also launched the e-Shram portal for the workers in unorganised sectors. The objective of the e-Shram portal is to collect the database of unorganised workers to provide them with the benefits of various government schemes. 

A person working in an unorganised sector should apply for a Shramik card or e-Shram card. Through the e-Shram card, the labourers and workers in the unorganised sectors can get various benefits, such as a pension after 60 years, death insurance, financial aid in case of incapacity, etc. The objective of the e-Shram card is to provide access for unorganised workers to all the new government schemes and facilities through the e-Shram portal.

e-Shram Card Details

Scheme namee-Shram Card
Launched byMinistry of Labor and Employment
Start dateAugust 2021
BeneficiariesUnorganised sector workers
Pension benefitsRs.3,000 per month
Insurance benefitsDeath insurance of Rs.2 lakh Rs.1 lakh for partial handicap
Age limits16-59 years
Official websitehttps://eshram.gov.in/ 
Helpline number14434

What is the Unorganised Sector?

The unorganised sector comprises establishments or units engaged in selling services, goods, or production and employs less than ten workers. These units are not covered under the ESIC and EPFO. Any worker working in the unorganised sector is considered an unorganised worker. A person who is not a member of ESIC or EPFO and is a home-based worker or self-employed worker is also called an unorganised worker.

Benefits of e-Shram Card

The unorganised worker having an e-Shram card will get the following benefits:

  • A pension of Rs.3,000 per month after attaining 60 years.
  • Death insurance of Rs.2,00,000 and financial aid of Rs.1,00,000 in the case of partial handicap of a worker.
  • If a beneficiary (worker in an unorganised sector with an e-Shram card) dies due to a mishap, the spouse will get all the benefits.
  • Beneficiaries will receive a 12-digit UAN number valid throughout India.

Eligibility for e-Shram Card

  • Any unorganised worker or any person working in the unorganised sector.
  • Workers should be aged between 16-59 years.
  • Workers should have a valid mobile number linked with the Aadhaar card.
  • Workers should not be income tax payers.

e-Shram Card Registration: How to Apply Online?

The application for the e-Shram card can be made through the CSC (Common Service Centre) or the e-Shram portal. The eligible persons can visit the nearest CSC centre and apply for the e-Shram card. They can locate the nearest CSC centre on the e-Shram Portal by entering the state and district for applying for the e-Shram card. 

The process of filing the application for obtaining the e-Shram card online is as follows:

Step 1: Visit the e-Shram portal (Self-registration page).

Step 2: Enter the Aadhaar linked mobile number and the captcha code and click on the ‘Send OTP’ button.

Step 3: Enter your Aadhaar number, tick the terms and conditions and enter the OTP sent to the mobile number. Click on the ‘Validate’ button. 

Step 4: Confirm the personal details that appear on the screen.

Step 5: Enter the required details, such as address, educational qualifications, etc.

Step 6: Select the skill name, nature of business and the type of work.

Step 7: Enter the bank details and select the self-declaration.

Step 8: Click on the ‘Preview’ option to verify the details entered and click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 9: An OTP will be sent to the mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on the ‘Verify’ button. 

Step 10: The e-Shram card is generated and displayed on the screen.

The e-Shram card can also be downloaded by clicking on the download option.

Documents Required for e-Shram Card

  • Aadhaar card.
  • Mobile number linked with Aadhaar card.
  • Bank account.

How to Download e-Shram Card?

After filing the application to obtain the e-Shram card, follow the below process to download the e-Shram card:

  • Visit the e-Shram portal
  • Click on the ‘Already Registered’ tab and select the ‘Update Profile Using UAN’ option.
  • Enter the UAN number, date of birth, captcha code and click on the ‘Generate OTP’ button.
  • Enter the OTP received on the mobile number and click on the ‘Validate’ button.
  • Confirm the personal details that appear on the screen.
  • Click on the ‘Preview’ option to verify the details entered, and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • An OTP will be sent to the mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on the ‘Verify’ button. 
  • The e-Shram card is generated and displayed on the screen.
  • The e-Shram card can also be downloaded by clicking on the download option.

e-Shram Card Payment Status: How to Check Balance in e-Shram Card?

  • Visit the e-Shram portal.
  • Click on the ‘E Shram Card Payment List’ link.
  • Enter the e-Shram card number, UAN number, or Aadhar Card and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • You can see the e-Shram payment status.

e-Shram Card Helpline Number

e-Shram card helpline toll-free number (From Monday to Sunday) – 14434 

e-Shram email ID – eshramcare-mole@gov.in 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is e-Shram card?

Any person working in an unorganised sector can apply for a an e-Shram card or Shramik card. The labourers working in unorganised sectors can obtain various benefits through the e-Shram card, such as a pension amount after 60 years, death insurance, financial aid in case of incapacity, UAN number, etc.

Who can apply for e-Shram card?

Any person working in an unorganised sector (unorganised worker) aged between 16-59 years can apply for an e-Shram card. However, such a worker must have a valid mobile number linked with an Aadhaar card.

How to check e-Shram card balance?

Below is the process to check e-Shram card balance:

  • Visit the e-Shram portal.
  • Click on the ‘Already Registered’ option under the ‘Register Yourself’ tab.
  • The e-Shram card balance payment status check page will open.
  • Login by entering the username and password.
  • Choose ‘Check Payment Status’ or ‘Know Your Payment Option’ from the drop-down list.
  • Enter Aadhaar card information or UAN number and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
How to check e-Shram card payment status?

  • Visit the e-Shram portal.
  • Click on the ‘E-Aadhaar Card Beneficiary Status Check’ link.
  • Enter the e-Shram card number, UAN number, or Aadhar Card and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • You can see the e-Shram payment status.
Do we get monthly money in e-Shram card?

Yes, the unorganised workers having an e-Shram card will get a pension amount every month. The workers will get a pension of Rs.3,000 every month after attaining 60 years and have immediate access to other government schemes.

How much money will e-Shram card holder get?

The workers having an e-Shram card will get a pension amount every month. The workers will get a pension of Rs.3,000 every month after attaining 60 years. They will also get death insurance of Rs.2 lakh and financial aid of Rs.1 lakh in the case of partial handicap.

How do I download an already registered e-Shram card?

Follow the below process to download the e-Shram card after registration:

  • Visit the e-Shram portal. 
  • Click on the ‘Already Registered’ tab and select the ‘Update/download UAN card’ option.
  • Enter the UAN number, date of birth, captcha code and click on the ‘Generate OTP’ button.
  • Enter the OTP received on the mobile number and click on the ‘Validate’ button.
  • Confirm the personal details that appear on the screen.
  • Click on the ‘Preview’ option to verify the details entered and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • An OTP will be sent to the mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on the ‘Verify’ button. 
  • The e-Shram card is generated and displayed on the screen.
  • The e-Shram card can also be downloaded by clicking on the download option.
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