Insurance to the employees, assurance to the employer.
From the very first day of employment, registered ESI members and their families are entitled to enjoy the benefits of complete medical care and insurance.
Pregnant women are entitled to maternity benefits that are payable upto twenty six weeks. This period can be extended by 30 days on medical advice. To qualify for maternity benefits, employers are required to contribute their wages for 70 days in the preceding two contributions periods.
Disabled employees can get 90% of their monthly salaries as disablement benefits.
Absence from work during illness can be taken for a maximum of 91 days per year along with 70% of the monthly wages.
In the unfortunate event of the demise of an employee during the employment, the dependents of the deceased will receive 90% of his/her monthly salary.
The family of the deceased employee is entitled to an additional amount of Rs.10,000 towards funeral expenses.
In the case of confinement of an insured woman or wife of an employee occurring in a place with no medical facilities under the ESI scheme, confinement expenses can be availed.
In addition, some of the need-based benefits:
Permanently physically challenged, insured employees are entitled to undergo vocational rehabilitation training at VRS.
Available to employees in the case of physical disablement due to an employment injury or occupational hazards.
An annual payment of Rs.120 ensures medical care benefits for retiring ESI employees or for those who are opting for VRS/ERS. Insured ESI members retiring on account of permanent disabilities are also entitled to the same benefits.
ESI members suffering from chronic diseases can avail the extended sickness benefit for upto 2 years, provided the sick leave of 91 days are expired. Among other conditions, the criteria for eligibility for this benefit include that the concerned ESI member should have been working for at least 2 years at the onset of the sickness and its subsequent diagnosis.
This benefit was introduced in 1976 as a measure to encourage ESI employees to undergo vasectomy or tubectomy for family welfare. Registered ESI members willing to undergo the sterilisation procedures are eligible for enhanced sickness benefit of 100% of their daily average wages. This benefit also allows a recuperating period of 7 days for vasectomy and 14 days for tubectomy from the date of surgery or admission in the hospital. Extension of this benefit can also be availed in case of post-operative complications
ESI stands for Employees’ State Insurance. It is a health insurance scheme for Indian workers for providing medical and cash benefits to them. It is managed by ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation). ESIC is an autonomous corporation under Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India.
ESI returns are to be mandatorily filed annually along with the following documents:
In ESI scheme, to recognize each employee a unique identification number is allocated to every worker. This number is called the insurance number and is used for all operational purposes.
Yes. The law of India states that it is mandatory for every employee to register within ESI. It is considered a legal responsibility. The establishment has to apply for the scheme within 15 days from the date it becomes eligible.