(a) Smart Card facility :-
- Action has been taken to register and issue smart card under one title and one logo, to 11 category of unorganised workers belonging to Hamalis, Domestic Workers, Rag Pickers, Tailors, Mechanics, Washer men, Barbers, Gold Smiths, Iron Smiths, Potters and Kiln Workers.
- In this direction, to register the said workers 3 lakh prescribed application forms have been printed and issued to Trade Unions and Associations of the targeted group and the officers of the Labour Department. Among them 60,763 filed applications were received and sent to M/s KEONICS for printing of smart card out of which 25,063 smart cards have been printed and distributed to the beneficiaries.
(b) Shrama Sammana & Special Award:-
- From the year 2018-19, among 11 categories of unorganised workers belonging to Hamalis, Domestic Workers, Rag Pickers, Tailors, Mechanics, Washer men, Barbers, Gold Smiths, Iron Smiths, Potters and Kiln Workers, 330 workers at the rate of one each from each district from each category are being honoured with Shrama Sammana Award and 3300 workers at the rate of ten each from each district from each category are being honoured with Special Award on occasion of Karmika Sammana Day to be held on 01st March every year. Shrama Sammana Award consists of Rs.10,000/- cash, a Memento and Appreciation Certificate; Special Award consists of Rs.1,000/- cash, a Memento and Appreciation Certificate.
During the said year, 330 workers have been honoured with Shrama Sammana Award and 3300 workers have been honoured with Special Award on Karmika Sammana Day held on 01st March 2019 in all districts across the State.
(c) Karmika Seva Kendra:-
In occordance with the provisions of Section 9 of the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act 2008, to reachout the targeted beneficiaries about the scheme, to assist to get the required documents for the purpose of getting the benefits available under various schemes and to assist fill the prescribed forms and to send to concerned department, action has been taken to establish Karmika Seva Kendra in all the 175 Talukas across Karnataka. Already the said Kendras have been opned in 147 Taluks.
Karmika Bandus appointed by the Kartnataka Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board will be functioning in Karmika Seva Kendras to inform, assist and to get the benefits available under various schemes implemented by the Labour Department and the Boards working under them.
(d) Provident Fund benefits: It was proposed to frame Contributory Provident Fund Scheme to above said 11 categories of unorganised workers.
( e ) Proposed Scheme- International Migration Centre-Karnataka(IMCK):- Every year lot of skilled, semi skilled and unskilled workers are going abroad for the purpose of employement and it is noticed that many a times they are harassed by the mediator companies, it is decided to establish International Migration Centre-Karnataka(IMCK). The matter pertaining to semi skilled and unskilled will be looked by the Karnataka State Unorganised Workers Social Security Board.
In this direction, the board has corresponded with Protector General of Emigrants (PGE), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and it is informed through e-mail dtd:27-06-2019 to the board that they have agreed to consider as Recruitment Agency(RA). For the said purpose it is asked to the board to provide Bank Guarantee of Rs.50.00 lakhs which shall be valid for 8 years, actin has been taken in this regard.