Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) of India is an integrated social security system tailored to provide social protection to workers,immediate dependent or family, in the organised sector, in contingencies, such as, sickness, maternity and death or disablement due to an employment injury or occupational hazard. Employees’ state Insurance Corporation of India (ESIC), is a multidimensional social system tailored to provide socio-economic protection to worker population and immediate dependent or family covered under the scheme. Besides full medical care for self and dependents, that is admissible from day one of insurable employment, the insured persons are also entitled to a variety of case benefits in times of physical distress due to sickness, temporary or permanent disablement etc. resulting in loss of earning capacity, the confinement in respect of insured women, dependents of insured persons who die in industrial accidents or because of employment injury or occupational hazard are entitled to a monthly pension called the dependents benefit.
The ESI Act, (1948) applies to following categories of factories and establishments in the implemented areas:
Non-seasonal factories using power and employing ten(10) or more persons
Non-seasonal and non power using factories and establishments employing twenty (20) or more persons.
The “appropriate Government” State or Central is empowered to extend the provisions of the ESI Act to various classes of establishments, industrial, commercial or agricultural or otherwise. Under these enabling provisions most of the State Govts have extended the ESI Act to certain specific class of establishments, such as, shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, preview theatres, motors transport undertakings and newspaper establishments etc., employing 20 or more persons.The ESI Scheme is mainly financed by contributions raised from employees covered under the scheme and their employers, as a fixed percentage of wages. Employees of covered units and establishments drawing wages upto Rs.10,000/- per month come under the purview of the scheme for social security benefits. However, employee’s earning upto Rs.50/- a day as wages are exempted from payment of their part of contribution.The State Govts bear one-eighth share of expenditure on Medical Benefit within the per capita ceiling of Rs.900/- per annum and all additional expenditure beyond the ceiling.
Employees covered under the scheme are entitled to medical facilities for self and dependants. They are also entitled to cash benefits in the event of specified contingencies resulting in loss of wages or earning capacity. The insured women are entitled to maternity benefit for confinement. Where death of an insured employee occurs due to employment injury, the dependants are entitled to family pension.
The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act effective from 01/01/2017 is Rs.21,000/- per month [Rs. 25,000/- per month in the case of persons with disability].
*Note: However the threshold for Coverage of establishments is still 20 Employees in Maharashtra and Chandigarh.
ESIC Registration for Individuals, Partnership Firms, Private Limited Company and LLP. Exclusive of fees and taxes of all fees and taxes. Package includes ESIC Registration only
ESI Registration for Individuals, Partnership Firms, Private Limited Company and LLP. Exclusive of all fees and taxes. Package includes ESIC Registration & EPF Registration.
ESI & EPF Registration for Individuals, Partnership Firms, Private Limited Company and LLP. Exclusive of all fees and taxes. Package includes ESIC Registration and EPFO Registration and Shop and Establishment Registration.
ESI Contribution Percentage
Employees State Insurance Scheme (ESIC) being contributory in nature, all the employees in the factories or establishments to which the Act applies shall be insured in a manner provided by the Act. The contribution payable to the Corporation in respect of an employee shall comprise of employer’s contribution and employee’s contribution at a specified rate. The rates are revised from time to time. The Central Government reduced the ESI Contribution from 6.5 % to 4 %, and applicable from July 01, 2019. Currently, the employee’s contribution rate (w.e.f. July 01, 2019) is .75% ( 1.75% )of the wages and that of employer’s is 3.25% ( 4.75% ) of the wages paid/payable in respect of the employees in every wage period. For newly implemented areas, the contribution rate is 1% of wages of Employee and 3% payable by Employers for first 24 months(w.e.f. 06.10.2016) Employees in receipt of a daily average wage upto Rs.137/- are exempted from payment of contribution. Employers will however contribute their own share in respect of these employees.