ESI Updates & Cases

Scope of ESIC’s Medical Scheme Will Increase, Standing Committee Has Submitted a Proposal

Employees working in the private sector can get a big relief this month. The preparations to increase the coverage of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) medical scheme to the salary earners of Rs 30,000 per month have almost been completed. So far, only employees earning Rs 21 thousand or less per month come under its purview. In …

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Unorganised Workers To Be Brought Under ESIC

ESIC has also decided to extend unemployment allowance under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana up to June 30, 2022. The 185th meeting of the Central Board of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to extend its coverage to all unorganised sector workers as envisaged in the Social Security Code. The meeting also decided to …

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ESIC: Key Decisions Announced At The 185th Meeting

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has conducted its 185th meeting today held at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. A slew of important decisions is announced by Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav. Two new 100 bedded ESIC hospitals to come up in Karnataka Seven new dispensaries for Kerala ‘Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’ extended upto …

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Supreme Court: ESI Contributions Not Payable On Conveyance Allowance

Employees State Insurance Corporation Vs Texmo Industries (Supreme Court of India) Conveyance Allowance may or may not be payable to every employee. For that matter, House Rent Allowance may also not be paid to all employees. It is immaterial whether an allowance is paid regularly or intermittently depending on exigencies. It is the nature and …

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Availability Of Employee Death Benefits Under Various Labour Laws In India

Introduction India is a socialist country. Therefore, social benefits that are governed by labour laws are regarded as sacrosanct. Social security schemes in India not only protect the employees but also their families by giving benefits in financial security and healthcare. These schemes guarantee long-term sustenance for families when the earning member retires, dies, or …

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ESIC Scheme adds 10.41 Lakh New Members In April 2021

Around 10.41 lakh new members joined the ESIC-run social security scheme in April, official data showed on Friday, giving a perspective on formal sector employment in the country. The gross enrolments with ESIC during 2020-21 dropped nearly 24 per cent to 1.15 crore amid the pandemic, compared to 1.51 crore in 2019-20, according to the …

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EPF & ESI: Government Announces Additional Benefits

The Ministry of Labour and Employment on Sunday announced additional benefits for workers through social securities schemes run by the EPFO and the ESIC amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These benefits include pension for dependents of insured persons with Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) who died due to COVID-19 and hike in maximum sum assured under …

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Mukhmeet S. Bhatia takes over as Director General of ESIC

Senior IAS officer, Mukhmeet S. Bhatia took over the charge of Director General of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on April 04, 2021. He is a 1990 IAS Officer of the Jharkhand cadre. Earlier, he has worked as the Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.  ESIC is a Statutory and an Autonomous Body under the …

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Employee’s Contribution To EPF Paid Beyond Due Date Cannot Be Disallowed: ITAT

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Chennai Bench ruled that the assessing officer erred in confirming disallowances towards employees’ contribution to PF and ESI. The assessee company, M/s. Doosan Power Systems India Pvt. Ltd. incorporated in the year 2006 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DHICL. It is engaged in the business of providing engineering design and related services to its overseas …

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