In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, present status of these initiatives, as reported by Ministry of Labour & Employment, is as under:
(i) Shram Suvidha Portal caters to four major Organisations under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, namely
Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central),
Directorate General of Mines Safety,
Employees’ Provident Fund Organization; and
Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.
Main features of this Portal include:
• Unique Labour Identification Number (LIN) is allotted to Units to facilitate online registration. The unique Labour Identification Number (LIN) has been issued to 967713 units as on 07.03.2016.
• Filing of self-certified and simplified Single Online Common Annual Return by the establishments. Units will only file a single consolidated Return online instead of filing separate Returns. Since the launch of this facility on 24.04.2014, total Annual Returns submitted on the Portal are 1024 as on 07.03.2016.
• Transparent Labour Inspection Scheme through computerized system based on risk based criteria and uploading the inspection reports within 72 hours by the Labour inspectors. As on 07.03.2016, 163840 inspections have been assigned and out of them 153683 inspections report have been submitted on the Portal.
(ii) Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members was launched on 16.10.2014, facilitating complete portability of Provident fund accounts on change of employment. As on 29.02.2016, out of 6.38 crore UANs allotted, 1.09 crore members have activated their UAN.
(iii) Apprentice Protsahan Yojana is started on 16th October, 2014 to share 50% of prescribed stipend to the apprentices by Government of India for the first two years of training for 1,00,000 apprentices to be engaged by establishment covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961 during the remaining period of 12th Five Year Plan. This scheme covers all categories of apprentices except the Graduate, Technician and Technician (Vocational) apprentices which are covered by the Scheme administered by Ministry of HRD.So far 980 apprentices have got the benefit of the Scheme.