Govt. to introduce UWIN cards

The Ministry of Labour, Government of India, is going to introduce ‘Unrecognised Workers Identification Number’ (UWIN) to benefit people working in the unorganised sector. It will be a combination of four services, including pension and health services. This would provide them social security.

Disclosing these details at a press conference here on Wednesday, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said this would benefit about 45 crore people working in the unorganised sector and will be introduced shortly. He said that the Ordinance Factory located at Yeddumylaram would be modernised at an estimated cost of Rs. 500 crore.

Mr. Dattatreya said that the government had been making efforts to reach its targets and the first-year track record was impressive. “People are happy with the government. The GDP touched 7.4 points and the nation’s finances are on track. Even the fiscal deficit has come down. We have cleared Rs. 60 lakh crore worth pending projects. By auctioning coal blocks, we earned Rs. 3.2 lakh crore and the amount is being allocated to States having coal mines,” he said, adding that even in the devolution of funds, the State’s share had been increased from 32 per cent to 42 per cent.

Asked about the controversy over the Land Acquisition Bill, the Union Minister said that the government would not acquire land for private firms and only for government purposes and 13 States had already given their consent to the bill. He also said that the amount given to beedi workers for the construction of houses would be increased from Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1 lakh.

BJP district president K. Buchireddy, former legislators T. Jayaprakash Reddy, K. Satyanarayana and others were present.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Dattatreya held a review meeting with district officials.

The card will combine four services, including pension and health services, to provide social security to people working in the unrecognised sector

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