Labour Card - How to Apply Online, Check Status & Benefits for workers

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Labour Card - How to Apply Online, Check Status & Benefits for Workers: Many Indians depend on agriculture and daily wages for their livelihood. To support them and their families, the Government of India and state governments have issued an identity card called a Labour Card.

Labour Card

This card provides beneficiaries with various services and facilities. In simple terms, a labour card is an identity card issued by the state government's labour department to ensure the safety, development, education, and security of labourers.

Types of Labour Cards

There are two types of labour cards in Karnataka: 

1) Building card
2) Social card. 

Building card:  Workers employed by a licensed contractor can get a building card. This card gives access to many benefits.

Social card: Those who do non-building work like farming or horticulture can use the social card. It also provides health insurance benefits.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for a Labour Card

To be eligible for a labour card, you need to meet these conditions: 

1) Age: You should be between 18 years and 40 years old.
2) Employment: You should work as an unorganized worker.
3) Citizenship: You must be an Indian citizen.
4) Employment Type: You should not work in the organized sector or be a member of EPF/NPS/ESIC.
5) Income: Your monthly salary should not exceed Rs. 15,000.
6) Taxpayer Status: You must not pay income tax.
7) Residency: You should be a resident of the state where you are applying.

Documents Required:

You require the following documents to apply for a labour card online: 

1) Aadhaar card
2) Mobile number
3) Passport size photographs
4) Ration card (optional)
5) Aadhaar card number of family members
6) Bank account number
7) Email ID

Benefits of Labour Card

A labour card offers the following benefits:
1) Free education and life insurance coverage.
2) Access to free health insurance schemes like PM Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Biju Swathya Kalyan Yojana.
3) Support for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
4) Compensation for accidents resulting in injury or death.
5) Scholarships for children's education.
6) Financial aid for purchasing tools and equipment.
7) Eligibility for home loans.
8) Support for skill development.
9) Financial assistance for the marriage of the cardholder’s daughter.

How to Register for a Labour Card Online

Follow these steps to apply for a labour card online: 

1) Visit your state's labour department's official website.
2) Find the 'New Labour Card Registration' section.
3) Select your district from the drop-down menu.
4) Fill in your personal details like first name, last name, email address, and mobile number.
5) Enter your Aadhaar card number.
6) Verify your mobile number and email address.
7) Click on the 'Submit' button.

State Wise Official Websites of Labour Departments


Website Link

Andhra Pradesh-Labour Department

Arunachal Pradesh-Department of Labour and Employment

Assam-Labour & Employment Department

Bihar-Labour Department

Chattisgarh-Department of Labour

Goa-Department of Labour

Gujarat-Labour & Employment Department

Haryana-Labour Department

Himachal Pradesh-Labour & Employment Department

Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory -Department of Labour and Employment

Jharkhand-Labour and Employment

Karnataka-Department of Labour

Kerala-Labour Commissionerate

Madhya Pradesh-Labour Department

Maharashtra-Department of Labour

Manipur-Department of Labour

Meghalaya-Department of Employment and Craftsmen Training

Mizoram-Labour,Employment & Industrial Training Department

Nagaland-Labour & Employment Department

Orissa-Labour Directorate

Punjab-Labour & Employment Department

Rajasthan-Labour Department

Sikkim-Labour Department

Tamil Nadu-Labour Department

Tripura-Directorate of Labour

Uttarakhand-Department of Labour

Uttar Pradesh-Labour Department

West Bengal-Labour Welfare Board

Chandigarh-Labour Department

Dadar & Nagar Haveli-Labour Department

Labour and Employment Office, Diu

Labour Department-Delhi

Lakshadweep-Department Labour & Employment & Training

Pondicherry-Labour Department

Labour Card - How to Apply Online, Check Status & Benefits for workers

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