THE EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE - (CENTRAL) RULES, 1950 - By email@example.com
Index Applicability Industries, States and Individuals Contributions Share by Employee , Employer and State Governments Period of Contributions Benefits Medical, Maternity, Sickness Benefits Disablement, Dependent benefits..etc
ApplicabilityFor Factories Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories, shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings, Private Medical institutes, Educational institutions and newspaper establishments employing 10* or more persons. Act has been extended to employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
ApplicabilityFor States and UTsAll the States except Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim,Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and union territories; Delhi,Chandigarh and PondicherryFor EmployedThe existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs. 15,000/- per month (w.e.f. 01/05/2010).Any employee earning 15000 or less per month has to be covered under ESI act
Contributions Covered employees contribute 1.75% of the wages, Employees earning up to Rs.100/- a day are exempted from payment of their share of contribution. Employers contribute 4.75% of the wages, payable to their employees. The State Governments contribute 1/8th of the expenditure of medical benefit within a per capita ceiling of Rs. 1200/- per Insured Person per annum. ** These contributions are subject to change from time to time
Contribution PeriodsFor employerwithin 21 days of the last day of the Calendar month in which thecontributions fall dueAn employer (both employer share and employee share) shall paythese contributions at the above specified rates to the Corporation.Contribution Period and Benefit Period Contribution Period Cash Benefit Period 1st Apr to 30th Sept. 1st Jan of the following year to 30th Jun. 1st Oct. to 31st Mar 1st Jul to 31st Dec of the year followingContribution once started shall continue till end of the cycle even if the employee hasmoved out of 15000 per month wage limit. Subsequently is the benefit period.
Benefits Medical Benefit Full medical care(no ceiling on expenditure on the treatment) is provided to an Insured person and his family members from the day he enters insurable employment. Medical care is also provided to retired and permanently disabled insured persons and their spouses on payment of a token annual premium of Rs.120/- . Maternity Benefit Maternity Benefit for pregnancy is payable for three months. Extendable by further one month on medical advice at the rate of full wage subject to contribution for 70 days in the preceding year
Benefits Sickness Benefit(SB) Sickness Benefit in the form of cash compensation at the rate of 70 per cent of wages is payable to insured workers during the periods of certified sickness for a maximum of 91 days in a year. SB can be extendable up to two years in the case of 34 malignant and long-term diseases at an enhanced rate of 80 per cent of wages Enhanced SB equal to full wage is payable to insured persons undergoing sterilization for 7 days (14 days for female) workers. In order to qualify for sickness benefit the insured worker is required to contribute for 78 days in a contribution period of 6 months.
Benefits Temporary Disablement Benefit at the rate of 90% of wage is payable so long as disability continues. The Permanent Disablement (PD) Benefit is paid at the rate of 90% of wage in the form of monthly payment depending upon the extent of loss of earning capacity as certified by a Medical Board Dependants Benefit(DB) is paid at the rate of 90% of wage in the form of monthly payment to the dependants of a deceased Insured person in cases where death occurs due to employment injury or occupational hazards. Funeral Expenses : An amount of Rs.10,000/- is payable to the dependents or to the person who performs last rites from day one of entering insurable employment **PD is applicable from the day one of entering insurable employment & irrespective of having paid any contribution in case of employment injury.
BenefitsUnemployment Allowance:An Insured Person who become unemployed afterbeing insured three or more years, due to closure offactory/establishment, retrenchment or permanentinvalidity are entitled to :-• Unemployment Allowance equal to 50% of wage for a maximum period of upto one year.• Medical care for self and family from ESI Hospitals/Dispensaries during the period Insured person receives unemployment allowance.• Vocational Training provided for upgrading skills - Expenditure on fee/travelling allowance borne by ESIC.