India is the second-largest populated country in the world. Nearly 500 individuals in this country are labourers and contractual workers. These workers are employed in agriculture, construction of buildings, industries, etc. The Government of India issues labour cards to such workers to help and empower their families.
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A majority of the Indians earn their livelihood from agriculture and daily wages. The Government of India and all state governments have issued an Identity Card to support them and their families. This card is known as a Labour Card.
The beneficiaries can avail of a variety of services and facilities through this card. To put it another way, a labour card is an identity card issued by the state government’s labour department that takes care of a labourer’s safety, development, education, and security.
The state government typically issues two types of labour cards, namely:
Building Card: A Building Card is available to those who work under the supervision of a licenced contractor. These cardholders are eligible for nearly all of the scheme's benefits.
Social Card: A Social Card is issued to workers involved in non-building work, agriculture, and farming. These beneficiaries are entitled to Health Insurance Benefits.
Given below is a list of state government labour departments:
|Andhra Pradesh-Labour Department||https://labour.ap.gov.in/|
|Arunachal Pradesh-Department of Labour and Employment||http://labour.arunachal.gov.in/|
|Assam-Labour & Employment Department||https://labour.assam.gov.in/|
|Chattisgarh-Department of Labour||https://cglabour.nic.in/|
|Goa-Department of Labour||https://www.goa.gov.in/department/commissioner-labour-and-employment/|
|Gujarat-Labour & Employment Department||http://www.labour.gujarat.gov.in/|
|Himachal Pradesh-Labour & Employment Department||http://himachal.nic.in/employment/|
|Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory -Department of Labour and Employment||http://jklabouremp.nic.in/|
|Jharkhand-Labour and Employment||https://shramadhan.jharkhand.gov.in/home|
|Karnataka-Department of Labour||https://labour.karnataka.gov.in/english|
|Madhya Pradesh-Labour Department||http://www.labour.mp.gov.in/Default.aspx|
|Maharashtra-Department of Labour||https://mahakamgar.maharashtra.gov.in/index.htm|
|Manipur-Department of Labour||http://manipur.gov.in/?page_id=1643|
|Meghalaya-Department of Employment and Craftsmen Training||http://dectmeg.nic.in/|
|Mizoram-Labour,Employment & Industrial Training Department||https://let.mizoram.gov.in/|
|Nagaland-Labour & Employment Department||https://labour.nagaland.gov.in/|
|Punjab-Labour & Employment Department||http://pblabour.gov.in/|
|Tamil Nadu-Labour Department||http://www.labour.tn.gov.in/|
|Tripura-Directorate of Labour||http://labour.tripura.gov.in/|
|Uttarakhand-Department of Labour||http://labour.uk.gov.in/|
|Uttar Pradesh-Labour Department||http://uplabour.gov.in/|
|West Bengal-Labour Welfare Board||http://wblwb.org/html/index.php|
|Dadar & Nagar Haveli-Labour Department||https://www.daman.nic.in/Labour-and-Employment.aspx|
|Labour and Employment Office, Diu||http://diu.gov.in/labour-and-employment-department-diu.php|
|Lakshadweep-Department Labour & Employment & Training||https://lakshadweep.gov.in/departments/labour-employment-and-training/|
To apply for a labour card, you must fulfil the following eligibility conditions:
You need the following documents to apply for a labour card online:
Here are the steps to apply for a labour card online:
A labour card comes with the following benefits:
Individuals who work for 90 days per year are generally eligible for a labour card. The application can be done by putting together a list of their 90-day certificates.
No. The NREGA job card is not the same as a labour card.
Yes. You can apply for a labour card online by visiting the official website of your respective state’s labour department.
Yes. Once your labour card expires, you have to renew it.
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