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Govt providing unique Universal Account Number to each worker to act as portable identity for continued enjoyment of rights at work: Labour Minister at ILC

Updated: June 10, 2022 11:37 am

Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav said that India has introduced technology and simplified systems in the recent years with the objectives that each worker enjoys dignity and choice of employment with social security.

Addressing the Plenary Session of 110th International Labour Conference at Geneva yesterday, Mr Yadav said, Government is providing a unique Universal Account Number to each worker to act as a portable identity for continued enjoyment of rights at work.

The Minister said, during Covid-19, India not only provided free vaccination to its entire population, but also extended free delivery of food and food-grains, health services and assured employment. He said, cash transfers were made directly to bank accounts of two hundred million women during Covid-19 pandemic period. Mr Yadav said, about 32 lakh street vendors were provided collateral free loans to help them resume their businesses under Swanidhi Scheme.

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