MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
New Delhi, the 14th June, 2021
G.S.R. 400(E).—The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950 which the Central Government, after consultation with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of the said section, for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days from the date of publication in Official Gazette;
Any objections or suggestions, which may be received from any person in respect of the said draft rules within the period specified above, will be considered by the Central Government.
The objections and suggestions may be addressed to Shri Madan Chaurasia, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001 (Email ID- firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. (i) These rules may be called the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2021.
(ii) They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules 1950, in rule 55, the following proviso shall be added: –
“Provided further that in case an Insured woman who is in receipt of maternity benefit and due to reason of which, a shorter contribution period is available to her in the contribution period ending in which the Maternity Benefit falls, she shall be qualified to claim sickness benefit in the corresponding benefit period if the contribution in respect of her were payable for not less than half the number of days available for working in such contribution period”
[F. No. S-65012/01/2021-SS-I]
VIBHA BHALLA, Jt. Secy.
Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India , Part II, Section 3, Sub-section(i) vide notification number S.R.O. 212, dated the 22nd June, 1950 and last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 676(E), dated the 27th October, 2020.