ESI Consultants are professionals who are subject matter experts in the area of Employee State Insurance in India. ESI regulations are applicable for businesses having more than 10 employees in India. ESI is regulated by the Employee State Insurance Corporation, a body established through the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948. ESI provides a social security system that provides socio-economic protection to worker population and their dependants covered under the scheme.
Medical care for self and dependants, compensation for loss of pay sustained due to sickness or injury and providing of monthly pensions for dependants of insured person who in an industrial accident sustained injury or death, are main benefits of the ESIC scheme.
The employer shall pay the contribution payble to the employees provident fund, employees deposite linked insurance, and employees pension fund in respect of the member of the employees pension fund by him directly or through a contractor.It shall be the responsibility of the principal employer to pay the contributions payble to the EPF, EDLI and EPS by himself in respect of the employees directly employed by him and also in respect of the employees employed through a contractor.
EPF Act, 1952 extends to whole of India except to the state of Jammu & Kashmir
It applies on every establishment employing 20 or more persons & engaged in industry specified in Schedule I of the Act or any other activity notified by the Central Government
It applies to all departments / branches of an establishment wherever situated in India and aboard.
Any establishment employing even less than 20 persons can be covered voluntarily under section 1(4) of the Act
Employees drawing salary / wages at the time of joining up-to Rs. 6,500/- per month are governed by the provisions of the Act.
Employees drawing salary / wages more than Rs. 6,500/- per month may also be brought under the purview of the Act at the discretion of the management and by furnishing a joint undertaking to the Provident Fund Commissioner.
Employees engaged through the Contractor in or in connection with the work of an establishment are also covered under the purview of the Act.