The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

The Employees’ State Insurance Scheme is an integrated measure of Social Insurance embodied in the Employees’ State Insurance Act. It aims to protect employees, as defined in the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, against the impact of incidences of sickness, maternity, disablement, and death due to employment injury and to provide medical care to the insured persons and their families.

 

Applicability

  •  All States in India except for Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram. 
  • Applicable to Delhi, Chandigarh, and Puducherry. 
  • Applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.  
  • The scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas (including preview theatres), road-motor transport undertakings, and newspaper establishments employing 20* or more persons.   
  • The scheme has been extended to private medical and educational institutions employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.  
  • The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs. 21,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01.01.2017). 

References

Notifications

ESI Medical Benefits extension in Himachal Pradesh

25 Jan, 2023
ESIC, with effect from 01 Jan 2023, has extended the medical benefits provided under Regulation 95-A of ESI (General) Regulations, 1950, to the families of all insured persons in the entire area of Chamba, Kullu, Hamirpur, Kinnaur,Lahaul & Spiti districts in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
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ESI Medical Benefits extension in Thiruvallur, TN

25 Jan, 2023
ESIC, with effect from 01 Jan 2023, has extended the medical benefits provided under Regulation 95-A of ESI (General) Regulations, 1950, to the families of all insured persons in the entire area of Thiruvallur district in the State of Tamil Nadu.

ESI Medical Benefits extension in Madhya Pradesh

25 Jan, 2023
ESIC, with effect from 01 Jan 2023, has extended the medical benefits provided under Regulation 95-A of ESI (General) Regulations, 1950, to the families of all insured persons in the entire area of Sehore, Shajapur and Guna district in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Enforcement of ESI provisions in Aizawl, Mizoram

24 Jan, 2023
ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act effective from 01 February 2023, in all the areas of Aizawl district in the State of Mizoram.

Enforcement of ESI provisions in certain districts of Maharashtra

24 Jan, 2023
ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act effective from 01 February 2023, in all the areas of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Bhandara, Washim, Gadchiroli and Beed districts, in addition to the already notified areas of the said districts, and in all the areas of Latur, Osmanabad and Parbhani districts, in the State of Maharashtra.

Enforcement of ESI provisions in certain districts of Madhya Pradesh

24 Jan, 2023
ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act effective from 01 February 2023, in all the areas of Chhindwara and Singrauli district in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Enforcement of ESI provisions in Kendrapara Districts, Odisha

24 Jan, 2023
ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act effective from 01 February 2023, in all the areas of Kendrapara district in the State of Odisha.

Contribution filing in respect of employees who are on ESI leave

19 Jan, 2023
ESIC has notified the employers in Kollam to be careful while filing the contribution for the period during which the employees are on ESI leave to prevent negligence on employer's part.

Notification to allow the ESIC to perform Aadhaar authentication

13 Jan, 2023
ESIC is allowed to perform Aadhaar authentication, on a voluntary basis, for identification of beneficiaries, using Yes or No option or eKYC authentication facility, for providing social security benefits including medical and cash benefits under the provisions of the ESI Act.

ESI provisions enforcement in Ferozepur, Punjab

10 Jan, 2023
The Government of India has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act, effective from 01 February 2023, in all the areas of Ferozepur district of in the State of Punjab.

State Wise List of ESI Notified Districts

10 Jan, 2023
ESIC has published the state-wise list of notified, non-notified, partially notified districts under ESI Scheme.

ESI enforcement in Sehore, Shajapur, Guna Districts

15 Dec, 2022
ESIC has notified that effective from 01 January 2023, certain provisions of ESI Act shall be applicable in the districts of Sehore, Shajapur and Guna in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Change of Domain Name of ESIC Website

07 Dec, 2022
ESIC has notified that the domain name of the ESIC website has been changed to www.esic.gov.in.

Update Insured Person particulars online

06 Dec, 2022
ESIC has released a circular regarding the online module it has developed to update / edit the details and particulars of the Insured Persons, their family details, nominees, etc.

ESI compliance for entites registered through MCA portal

01 Dec, 2022
ESIC has released a circular to the employers in Haryana that the companies, establishments, units, factories, registering through MCA portal have to start the compliance of various applicable ESI provisions from the date of reaching the threshold limit of employees.

ESI provisions enforcement in Dindigul district, TN

16 Nov, 2022
ESIC has notified that with effect from 01 December 2022, certain provisions of ESI Act will come into force in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu State.

Enforcement of ESI provisions in certain districts of Odisha

16 Nov, 2022
ESIC implemented certain provisions in all the areas of Gajapati, Nuapada, Malkangiri and Deogarh districts in the State of Odisha, effective from 01 December 2022.

ESI enforcement in Karur, Chengalpattu districts of Tamil Nadu

04 Nov, 2022
ESI Corporation with effect from 01 November 2022, has extended medical benefits, provided under Regulation 95-A of the Employees’ State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950, to the families of all insured persons in the entire area of Chengalpattu, Karur, and Salem districts in the State of Tamil Nadu.

ESI Circular for employees unique bank account number

25 Oct, 2022
ESI has released a circular placing its observation and directives to the employers relating to employees unique bank accounts.

Enforcement ESI provisions in Chengalpattu , Karur Districts, Tamil Nadu

13 Oct, 2022
The Government of India, has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act, effective from 01 November 2022, in all the areas of Chengalpattu and Karur districts in the State of Tamil Nadu.

Enforcement of ESI provisions in Salem District, Tamil Nadu

13 Oct, 2022
The Government of India, has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of Disputes and Claims) of the ESI Act, effective from 01 November 2022, in all the areas of Salem district in the State of Tamil Nadu.

State-wise list of notified and non-notified districts under ESI Scheme

06 Oct, 2022
ESIC has notified the updated State-wise list of 598 notified districts and 146 non-notified districts under ESI Scheme as on 30 September 2022.

ESI online submission of Maternity Claim

22 Sep, 2022
ESI has released a circular stating that online submission of Maternity Claim has been deployed. The I.W. whose UAN number has been seeded in the system, can claim for Maternity Benefit through IP Portal. The User Manual for submission of online request is attached herewith for reference.

ESI extends timeline to deposit August month contribution

15 Sep, 2022
ESI extends the timeline from 15 Sep 2022 to 22 Sep 2022 to the employers for depositing their contribution for the month of August 2022. Due to the inoperation of ESI Portal, Employers faced inconvenience in depositing their monthly remittances. Keeping in view of the problems ESI, as a one-time opportunity has extended the timeline as above-mentioned.

ESI provisions extend to certain areas in Tamil Nadu

15 Sep, 2022
With effect from 01 October 2022, certain provisions of the ESI Act will be applicable to all the areas of Krishnagiri and Tiruchirappalli districts, in addition to the already notified areas in the districts, and in all the areas of Perambalur district, in the State of Tamil Nadu.

ESI Provisions coming to effect in Kalahandi District of Odisha

24 Aug, 2022
ESIC has notified that with effect from 01 September 2022, certain provisions of ESI Act shall come to effect in Kalahandi district of Odisha.

Clarification on ESIC V/s M/s. Texmo Industries

16 Aug, 2022
ESI Corporation has issued a clarification regarding queries received from many employers facing difficulties in implementing the judgement dated 08 march 2021 by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the case of ESIC Vs Texmo Industries.

ESI provisions effective in Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai districts, Tamil Nadu

10 Aug, 2022
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified that the provisions of the ESI Act shall come into force in all the areas of Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai districts in the State of Tamil Nadu.

ESI provisions extended to Thoothukudi District, TN

24 Jun, 2022
ESIC has notified that certain ESI provisions shall come into force effective from 01 July 2022, in all the areas of Thoothukudi district in the Tamil Nadu.

ESI Regulation certificates to be issued online

22 Jun, 2022
In order to facilitate the Insured Persons to avail their cash benefits without any delay, ESIC has directed to all its authorities that with effect from 01 August 2022, payment of cash benefits should be end-to-end online. No regulation certificate for any cash benefit will be issued by the ESIC/ESIS dispensary in physical form.

ESI provisions extend to Andaman & Nicobar Islands

30 May, 2022
ESIC has notified extending the provisions applicable to certain class of establishments in the areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands with effect from 01 June 2022.

State-wise list of 596 notified districts under ESI Scheme

12 May, 2022
ESIC has released a circular providing the state-wise list of notified districts under the ESI Scheme.

ESI provisions to extend Bajali district, Assam

01 May, 2022
ESI provisions to extend Bajai District in the State of Assam with effect from 01 June 2022.

ESI benefits to Nagapattinam District in TN

25 Apr, 2022
ESIC has published a notification that with effect from 01 April 2022, the medical benefit as laid down in Regulation 95-A of ESI (General) Regulations and the Tamil Nadu Employees' State Insurance (Medical Benefit) Rules, 1955 shall be extended to the families of insured persons in the entire area of Nagapattinam districts in the State of Tamil Nadu, in addition to the already implemented area in the district.

Timely Settlement of Medical Reimbursement Claims

25 Apr, 2022
ESIC has issued a circular directing that the reimbursement claim of Insured Persons should be settled within 30 days from the receipt of the bill.

Relaxation of Time Limit for Depositing and Filing ESI Contribution

13 Apr, 2022
ESIC has issued a circular giving relaxation to all employers facing problems in respect to depositing ESI Contribution for the period of March 2022.

State Wise Updated List of Notified Districts under ESIC

11 Apr, 2022
ESIC has issued a circular to notify the updated list of all the districts covered by ESIC.

Health check up program in Industrial Clusters by ESIC

25 Mar, 2022
ESI to conduct regular Health check-up programme in Industrial Clusters to update employee about their health condition and encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle with effect from 28 March 2022.

ESI amendment on sickness benefits under maternity leave

07 Mar, 2022
The ESI Corporation has amended Rule 55(1) of the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950.

Enforcement of ESI Provisions in Nagapattinam

01 Mar, 2022
The ESIC has notified that with effect from 01 April 2022, certain provisions from Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), and Chapter VI (Adjudication of disputes and claims) of The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, shall come in force in Nagapattinam district of the State of Tamil Nadu.

Draft Employees' State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2022

24 Feb, 2022
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued Draft Employees' State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2022 to further amend Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950.

ESIC to relax eligibility conditions under COVID-19 Relief Scheme

01 Feb, 2022
ESIC has issued a notification to relax the eligibility condition of the ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme.

List of District Notified for ESI Scheme as on January 2022

21 Jan, 2022
ESI Corporation has issued a circular listing the state-wise notified/non-notified districts under ESIC Scheme as on 01.01.2022.

ESIC Medical Benefits in Assam effective from 01 January 2022

21 Jan, 2022
ESIC appoints 01 January 2022 to extend the medical benefits to districts of Assam.

ESI relaxes eligibility condition under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

12 Jan, 2022
ESI Corporation relaxes the eligibility condition of 2 years insurable employment before unemployment and contributory condition of Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana with effect from 01.07.2021.

ESI Act in Specified Districts of Assam

23 Dec, 2021
Certain Provisions of ESI Act will come into force in Specified Districts of Assam effective from 01 Jan 2022.

ESIC to link Insurance Number with EPFO's UAN

09 Dec, 2021
ESIC has decided to link the Insurance Number of Insured Persons with the UAN allotted by EPFO.

ESIC to relax eligibility under ABVKY Scheme

08 Dec, 2021
ESIC has decided to relax the eligibility condition for the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana Scheme. As per this relaxation, the Insured Person should have been in insurable employment for a minimum period of 12 months immediately before his/her unemployment and should have contributed for not less than 78 days in the one completed contribution period in 12 months immediately preceding the unemployment.

ESIC initiatives for health & safety of insured persons

04 Dec, 2021
ESIC launches annual preventive health check for ESI insured persons and women aged 40 years and above, relaxes the COVID Relief Scheme contribution conditions and setup more hospitals.

ESI relaxes time limit for filing and depositing ESI contribution

16 Nov, 2021
The time limit for ESI contribution for Oct 2021 has been extended to 30 Nov 2021 and return of contribution for the period April 2021 to Sept 2021 may be filed up to 15 Dec 2021.
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