India has a sizable industrial sector with a wide range of intricate labor laws and compliance requirements. These laws and regulations must be followed when conducting employment procedures, filing taxes, and reporting inspections. On October 16, 2014, the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment unveiled the unified Shram Suvidha Portal to make it easier to report inspections and submit returns. This makes it easier to comply with labor laws, file taxes, and fulfill reporting obligations.
To add transparency to their daily contacts, the Shram Suvidha Portal has been designed as a single point of contact for enforcement agencies, employers, and employees.
Objectives of Shram Suvidha Portal
The main goals of the Shram Suvidha portal are :
- To provide a centralized location for all compliance related to the Employee State Insurance Corporation, Employee Provident Fund Organization, Director General of Mines and Safety, and Chief Labour Commissioner of India. This article covers 16 statutes, including the Contract Labor (Abolition and Regulation) Act, the Payment of Wages Act, and the Minimum Wages Act.
- • It encourages the use of a single Labour Identification Number (LIN) by all implementing agencies.
- Online service of notices from the labor department and online submission of responses with a document.
- • Employee complaints can now be submitted online, and the employer is required to resolve them and provide documentation of their resolution.
The portal’s overall goal is to compile information about Labour Inspection and how it is enforced. It will result in accountability and transparency in inspections. The Single Harmonized Form would be used to record compliances, making the process for people filing such forms quick and straightforward. Key indicators will be used to track performance, making the evaluation process objective.
Services Provided through the Shram Suvidha Portal
A complete hub for all the information and compliances needed for any labor legislation is the Shram Suvidha Portal. Each inspectable unit under any Labour Law has been given a LIN to facilitate the integration of data across multiple enforcement agencies. The Government of India wanted to replace all employer codes issued by independent labor enforcement organizations with LIN. These organizations included ESIC, EPFO, CLC(C), DGMS, and others.
- Generating LIN for the entities involved in the portal
- Single-point online entry of information by Employer, Establishment, and Enforcement agency
- It enables the CLC(C) organization to generate LIN in the first stage.
- It allows users to modify LIN data and verify it.
- It enables users to submit their DGMS and CLC(C) annual returns online.
- It notifies all establishments via email or SMS
- It allows users to log in using the given user ID and password.
- It allows users to change their password multiple times;
- Businesses that need to be examined can obtain their login credentials online.
- A provision for the submission of a single monthly return for EPFO and ESIC
Shram Suvidha Portal features
The many features that are accessible to entities on the Shram Suvidha Portal are listed below.
- A centralized location for information exchange between labor enforcement agencies.
- The Shram Suvidha Portal offers the entities a single Labour Identification Number (LIN) for improved coordination and data inclusion.
- Assisting in applying numerous labor laws that support the social security of the laborers, such as their salaries and job security.
- A uniform Labour Identification Number (LIN) is made available to the entities via Shram Suvidha Portal for improved data integration and coordination. LIN can be utilized to examine and effectively administer numerous labor rules thoroughly.
- This portal offers an online inspection system and online report filing for inspections.
- This enables the efficient and effective implementation of labor laws by providing adequate transparency and accountability.
- This portal offers integration for filing returns by numerous labor laws.
- These returns can be filed under a single, streamlined annual online return and are self-certified.
- The portal offers an EPFO or ESIC Unified ECR for implementing transaction fees to validate compliance. This encourages business comfort, in turn.
Checking the Labor Identification Number (LIN)
The LIN and the entity information connected to the LIN can be verified and modified using this portal. The procedures for this adjustment and LIN verification through the Shram Suvidha Portal are listed below.
- Registration of the employer or the entity at the Shram Suvidha Portal is the first step in such verification and change.
- If the user’s LIN already exists, they must search for it at the portal after registering. The portal’s “Know Your LON option” can be used to accomplish this.
- The LIN must be linked to the establishment if it already exists by selecting the ‘Link Establishment’ option.
- The user can construct represented organizations and then request the LIN through the ‘Establishment’ option available in the menu of the portal after logging in if the LIN is not already available on the site.
How to Link an Establishment to a LIN?
The portal enables users to connect an establishment to a LIN. The procedures for registering the entity and connecting it to the LIN are listed below.
• Signing up for the portal is the first step in this procedure.
• The next step is to relate the Entity to the institution by searching the LIN of the Entity.
• The ‘Know Your LIN’ option, which is available in the settings option on the portal’s home page, allows users to check their establishment’s LIN.
• The user must use their Shram Suvidha Account to log in to the portal after discovering the Establishment LIN.
For this type of login, the user must enter the following information: User ID, Password, and Verification Code.
• Users must select the “Submit” option after providing all necessary information.
• The user must select the “Link Establishment” option after logging into their Shram Suvidha Account.
When the user enters the LIN and the contact information from the prior representative, the link establishment form will show up on the following page.
• The registered mobile number and registered email address are these registered contact information.
• If the former representative and registered cellphone number are both missing, they can fill out the LIN and select the option for “Generation Authorization Letter.” The user will then need to present the letter that was created as a result of the previous step to the regional head.
Such users can observe an upsurge in the number of establishments or entities linked or represented when the LIN is linked with the establishment data. Such details can be found on the establishment’s home page in the establishment list.
Acts that Can be Registered on the Shram Suvidha Portal
This Portal provides for registration under any of the following Acts of the Central Government.
- Employees’ State Insurance Act (ESI) ACT-1948
- The Employees Provident Funds And Miscellaneous Provision Act (EPF) Act-1952
- Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) Act -1996
- Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act-1970
- Inter-State Migrant Workmen (ISMW) Act-1979
- The Mines Act of 1952
- The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
- The Minimum Wages Act, of 1948
- The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976
- The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
- The Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955
Shram Suvidha Portal is a centralized location for registering and filing reports required by various labor rules. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Government of India, and the State Government oversee more than 40 labor laws in India. These laws require laborious and time-consuming compliance. As a result, employers frequently disregard the law. Enforcement agencies need help to control the extent of noncompliance. In the middle of the confusion, employees occasionally may not get the benefits to which they are legally entitled. As a result, all registered entities can conduct business easily, thanks to this web platform.
1. What ministry is in charge of this portal?
The Ministry of Labour and Employment is in charge of Shram Suvidha Portal.
2. How can I find out the minimum salary required by any Act using the Shram Suvidha Portal?
The Shram Suvidha Portal offers details on the minimum pay required by any Act. The procedure is described below.
- The user must choose the following information from the drop-down box on the page that appears after clicking on the official Shram Suvidha Portal website in the first step.
- The next step is for the user to choose the information from the drop-down box on the page that is presented, which includes Worker Category, Wage City, Scheduled Employment, and Unique Verification Code.
- Finally, click submit to receive the required information.
3. What are the Shram Suvidha Portal's contact details?
The Shram Suvidha site can be reached via the following numbers and email addresses: 011 233 54722, [email protected]
4. How do I find out what labor laws are in force?
The Shram Suvidha Portal makes it possible to learn about labor regulations on a single website. The steps to take to obtain this information are listed below.
- The first step is to enter the login information to access the Shram Suvidha Portal.
- The user will then be directed to the portal’s home page for their account.
- The next step is to select the Act tab that applies to the situation. To obtain the relevant data, they must next choose the sector, the State, the City, the District, etc.
- After making all the appropriate selections, they must press the “Submit” button.
- The user’s screen will show information about the necessary labor laws.
- Name of Acts that can’t be avoided.