ESI stands for Employee State Insurance which is managed by the Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). ESIC is an autonomous body created by the law under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
ESI was originally applicable to factories that employed ten or more persons. Subsequently, the coverage of the ESI scheme has been expanded. Currently, any factory or establishment employing ten or more persons drawing wages of up to Rs.21,000 per month must obtain ESI registration.
Under ESI, a factory is defined as any premises, including the precincts thereof, where ten or more persons are employed or were employed for wages on any day of the preceding twelve months, and, in any part of which, a manufacturing process is being carried on with or without the aid of power. Factory under ESI includes a seasonal factory which works for a period not exceeding seven months in a year and is engaged during that period in any process of blending, packing or repackaging of tea or coffee or other manufacturing process notified by the Central Government.
Under this scheme, the employer needs to contribute 4.75% of the total monthly salary payable to employees whereas the employees contribute 1.75% of their monthly salary. Employees whose salaries are less than 100 per day are exempt from the provisions of the ESI Act.
Benefits of ESI Registration are:
1. Medical Benefit
2. Sickness Benefit
3. Maternity Benefit
4. Disablement Benefit
5. Funeral Expenses
6. Unemployment AllowanceDocuments Required for ESI Registration:
1. Certificate of Incorporation/ Partnership Deed (as the case may be)
2. PAN (both employees and entity)
3. List of directors and employees
4. Compensation Details of employees
5. Attendance Register
6. Cancelled Cheque
For more information, visit https://www.esic.nic.in/
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