• Karnataka Labour Card 2022: Apply Online, Eligibility, Status and Benefits

    The Karnataka government has introduced an online e-portal for the registration of Karnataka labour cards. All labourers and construction workers can apply for a labour card by accessing this online portal. The National Informatics Center (NIC) has designed this portal specifically for labour laws and workers’ health, safety, and welfare.

    Through this online e-labour portal, workers will be able to access online services. All the benefits will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the workers. The idea behind introducing the online e-portal was to eliminate the need to visit several government offices in order to obtain labour cards and go through time-consuming procedures. This way, workers can save their time and apply for a labour card at their convenience.

    Types of Labour Card

    There are two types of labour card issued in India – Building card and social card.

    • Building cards are issued to those who are working under a licenced contractor. This is a popular card and allows the holder to avail themselves of almost all the benefits.
    • Social cards are issued to those who are involved in non-building activities like farming, cultivation, etc. This card allows the holder to avail themselves of health insurance benefits.

    Benefits of Labour card

    Labour cards allow the holder to avail themselves of multiple benefits. They are as listed below:

    • Child birth assistance.
    • Assistance during daughter’s marriage.
    • Zero cost education for children
    • Free Health Insurance Benefit under Biju Swathya Kalyan Yojana and PM Aysuhman Bharat Yojana.
    • Life insurance benefits for children
    • Assistance to upgrade skills
    • Assistance to purchase cycle
    • Home loan assistance
    • Loans and advances for house construction under the Nirmana Shramik Pakka Ghar Yojana
    • Pension

    Documents required to apply for Labour card

    The documents listed below are required to apply for labour card:

    • Aadhar card
    • Bank account number
    • Family member’s Aadhar card
    • Passport size photograph
    • Ration card (optional)

    Eligibility criteria to apply for Labour card in Karnataka

    You should fulfill the below-mentioned criteria to be eligible for labour card:

    • You should be 18 years up to 60 years of age.
    • You should be registered as a labourer with the District Labour Office in your area.
    • You should be a resident of Karnataka state.

    How to apply for Labour Card online in Karnataka?

    Follow the steps given below to apply for labour card online in Karnataka:

    1. Visit Official website
    2. Select ‘online registration and renewal’ tab
    3. Read all the instructions given on ‘Labour act management’ page that appears on the screen
    4. Click on ‘New Registration’ tab to register yourself on the portal
    5. Create a ‘User ID’ and ‘Password’ for yourself by providing the required details
    6. Login on to the portal using your user ID and password
    7. Complete all the required details and upload all the required valid documents
    8. On completing the application, submit it.
    9. You will have to pay the application fee

    Fee payment can also be made offline. To make payment offline, you need to generate the challan and pay the fee at your nearest bank.

    How to apply for Labour Card offline in Karnataka?

    Follow the steps given below to apply for labour card offline in Karnataka:

    1. Visit Official Website and download the form
    2. You can also get a form from Karnataka labour department
    3. Fill in your details in the registration form
    4. Submit it along with the relevant documents
    5. Pay the application fee
    6. Once verified successfully, your application will be approved and you will be granted a labour card.

    How to check the labour card registration status?

    Follow the steps mentioned below to check the labour card registration status:

    1. Visit Official website
    2. Click on ‘Click here to know Labour Registration Status’
    3. You can either enter your Aadhar card number, application number or Registration number to check the status.
    4. Enter the ‘Captcha’.
    5. Select the ‘Search’ tab

    FAQs on Labour Card in Karnataka

    1. Does the Karnataka labour card offer financial assistance for education?
    2. Yes. The children of registered construction workers will be offered Rs.3,000 to Rs.70,000 under the stipend scheme.

    3. Can I apply for a labour card in Karnataka online?
    4. Yes. Through Karnataka e-labour portal, you can apply for a labour card at your convenience.

    5. How can I renew my labour card?
    6. You need to visit the Karnataka labour department and renew your labour card.

    7. Who all can apply for labour card?
    8. Electricians, construction workers, plumbers, painters and other labourers can apply for labour card.

    9. Can I view the district-wise labour card beneficiary list?
    10. Yes. The district-wise labour card list is available and you can check it by choosing your respective district.

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