Section 142 of Social Security Code, 2020 notified by Labour and Employment Ministry

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified section 142 of the Social Security Code, 2020 which covers the applicability of Aadhaar. The notification will enable the Ministry to collect Aadhaar details for the database of beneficiaries under various social security schemes. Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar has clarified that the section under the Social Security Code has been notified only for collection of data of workers including migrant workers. He said, no benefit will be denied to workers for want of Aadhaar.

The National DataBase for unorganised workers is at an advanced stage of development by the National Informatics Centre. The portal is aimed at collection of data for unorganised workers including migrant workers for the purpose of giving benefits of the various schemes of the Government.  It said, an inter-state migrant worker can register himself on the portal on the basis of submission of Aadhaar alone.