Objective of UWIN Platform
As per the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act (UWSSA) 2008, Ministry of Labour and Employment has decided to issue an Aadhaar seeded unique social security number called Unorganized Workers Identification Number (UWIN) to all the unorganized workers of the country.
At present there is no centralized national database of unorganized workers in India. Going forward, it is expected that this nationalized database of unorganized workers created can also be used by other ministries to provide benefits under social security schemes to unorganized workers. This national database of unorganized workers shall cover 675 districts in 29 states and 7 UT’s.
The following are the objectives to be achieved by MoLE through this initiative:
- Creation of single unified sanitized database for unorganized workers.
- Identification of Unorganized Worker after they are duly registered, assigning a unique UWIN (Unorganized Workers Identification Number) to every registered worker.
- Include Family details through concept of nuclear and linked family and associated linkages
Note: Currently, UWIN Proof of Concept (PoC) is underway in the state of Maharashtra. Subsequently, the project will be rolled out upon successful completion of this PoC.