NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon launch a smart card scheme for over 40 crore unorganised workers in the country to provide them with various social security benefits like insurance and pension.
Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said this at the launch of Global Network Operations Centre of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation in the national capital.
He said within one month Prime Minister Modi would launch smart card called 'Unorganised Workers' Identification Number' (UWIN) card.
He further said that through the UWIN card, the government wants to provide social security to all those people who are not covered either by Employees' Provident Fund Organisation or Employees' State Insurance Corporation.
"The entire task of issuing smart cards to all informal sector workers would take at least two years time. The government will issue 10 crore such cards in the first phase," he added.
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