Karnataka is the second state government to provide social security of Rs 4 lakhs ( 2 lakhs - as life cover and two lakhs as accidental insurance ) for gig workers in the state. The Karnataka government has relied on the NITI Ayog Report 2022 for the estimated number of gig workers in the state. The GO has stated that any gig workers between 18 and 60 who have worked for one year will be eligible for the social security scheme. If a gig worker is hospitalized, Rs 1 lakh will be reimbursed.
To register for this scheme, the gig workers must register on the Seva Sindhu portal with their details, including passport-size photo and E-Shramik card, along with their proof of address and bank account details. This scheme won't be eligible for gig workers with a provident fund, ESI, or income tax payees. There are certain exceptions regarding the system provided to gig workers.