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.
- 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).
ESI compliance for entites registered through MCA portal
01 Dec, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022The 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, 2022The 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022With 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022The 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022In 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022The ESI Corporation has amended Rule 55(1) of the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950.
Enforcement of ESI Provisions in Nagapattinam
01 Mar, 2022The 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, 2022The 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2022ESIC 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, 2022ESI 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, 2021Certain 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, 2021ESIC 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, 2021ESIC 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, 2021ESIC 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, 2021The 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.
Seeding of UAN in the Insurance Module
08 Nov, 2021ESIC has issued a circular regarding the provision for seeding of UAN data in Employer's Module of Corporation. The Employers can use the screen to enter the UAN data of Insured Persons(IPs) in the Insurance/Panchdeep Module.
ESI Circular on Conveyance allowance not a part of Wages
08 Nov, 2021ESIC has issued an internal circular instructing that the conveyance allowance shall not form part of the wages of the employee as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court's judgment.
ESI circular on documents submission for late registration
01 Nov, 2021ESIC through its circular has notified that employers' requesting for change in date of registration have to submit their relevant documents to the concerned RO/SRO in prescribed proforma within fifteen days of the issue of show cause notice. If the employers fail to submit the documents within the due date, the late registration application may be rejected, and the date of registration will be deemed as the date of appointment.
ESI provisions to take effect in Coimbatore and Thanjavur districts
29 Oct, 2021ESI notifies that the provisions of Chapter IV, V, and VI shall come into force in all the areas of Coimbatore and Thanjavur Districts in the State of Tamil Nadu with effect from 01 November 2021.
ESI provisions to take effect in certain districts of Maharashtra
27 Oct, 2021ESI notifies that the provisions of Chapter IV, V, and VI shall come into force in all the areas of Ahmednagar, Jalna and Yavatmal districts in the State of Maharashtra with effect from 01 November 2021.
ESI provisions enforced in certain districts of Assam
27 Sep, 2021The ESI Corporation, with effect from 01 October 2021, has implemented the provisions of Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication Of Disputes and Claims) in all the areas of Baksa, Charaideo, Dima Hasao, Hailakandi, Hojai and Kokrajhar districts of Assam.
ESI provisions takes effect in certain parts of Tripura
23 Sep, 2021Certain provisions of ESI shall take effect from 01 October 2021, in all the areas of Dhalai, Gomati, North Tripura and Sepahijala district, in the State of Tripura.
ESIC Provisions comes to effect In Mayiladuthurai, Vellore, Ariyalur Districts Of Tamil Nadu
31 Aug, 2021ESIC has implemented the provisions towards Chapter IV (Contribution), Chapter V (Benefits), Chapter VI (Adjudication Of Disputes and Claims) effective from 1st day of September, 2021 in all the areas of Mayiladuthurai, Vellore and Ariyalur in the State of Tamil Nadu.
Conveyance allowance not a part of wages to compute ESI contribution
23 Aug, 2021The Hon’ble Supreme Court has passed an Order recently (ESIC v/s Texmo Industries (Madras) dated 08 March 2021) stating that conveyance allowance or traveling allowance does not fall under the definition of ESI wages.
This has been affirmed as a reported judgment by the Apex Court.
ESIC extends the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana till 30 June 2022
13 Aug, 2021ESIC extends the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY) Scheme with its relaxed eligibility conditions and enhanced rate of relief till 30 June 2022.
ESI notifies the COVID 19 Relief Scheme
11 Aug, 2021ESI will pay the periodic payments to the eligible dependant family members if the Insured Person’s death is due to COVID 19. This scheme is effective from 24 March 2020 for a period of 2 years.
The draft notification for the ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme was published in the Gazette on 18th June 2021 and suggestion received were considered. Accordingly, the ESIC notified the Scheme now.
Certain provisions of ESI applicability at Madurai, TN from 01 August 2021
28 Jul, 2021The Ministry of Labour and Employment notifies the applicability of certain ESI provisions to all the areas in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu effective from 01 August 2021.
ESI benefits to casual, contractual employees of Municipal Corporations, Councils at NCT Delhi
28 Jul, 2021The Ministry of Labour and Employment extends the ESI applicability to all the casual and contractual employees of the Municipal Corporations, Councils of NCT Delhi where the ESI provisions has been already brought into force.
ESI announces the coverage for casual and contractual employees of municipal bodies
10 Jun, 2021The Ministry of Labour and Employment has announced the decision to extend ESI coverage to all casual and contractual workers working the municipal bodies. The coverage shall be extended to those casual and contractual employees, agencies, establishments which are within the implemented areas already notified under the ESI Act.