The ESI Act 1948, encompasses certain health related eventualities that the workers are generally exposed to; such as sickness, maternity, temporary or permanent disablement, Occupational disease or death due to employment injury, resulting in loss of wages or earning capacity-total or partial. Social security provision made in the Act to counterbalance or negate the resulting physical or financial distress in such contingencies, are thus, aimed at upholding human dignity in times of crises through protection from deprivation, destitution and social degradation while enabling the society the retention and continuity of a socially useful and productive manpower.

The Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948 (the ESI Act) provides for medical, cash, maternity, disability and dependent benefits to the Insured Persons under the Act. The ESI Act is administered by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). Benefits provided under the ESI Act are funded by the contributions made by the employers and the employees.

The Government of India in its pursuit of expanding the Social Security Coverage to more and more people started a programme of special registration of employers and employees from December, 2016 to June, 2017 and also decided to extend the coverage of the scheme to all the districts in the country in a phased manner. The wage ceiling of coverage was also enhanced from Rs. 15,000/- per month to Rs. 21,000/- from 01.01.2017.

Current ESIC contribution Rate:

Employers’ share: 3.25%

Employees share: 0.75%

Changes in ESIC with effect from 1st October, 2019

  • Employees must be registered online on the date of appointment; the online system shall allow maximum 10 days to register the new employee.
  • Employee will have to collect their Biometric ESI Permanent Card from nearest Branch Office.
  • Contribution against employee must be deposited within the due date. You shall not be able to deposit contribution online after 42 days from the end date of the contribution period.
  • Employee whose per day salary is Rs. 176/- or less need not to pay Employee’s contribution and the same will be paid by Govt. However, Employer will have to pay their share of contribution.

Relevant Notification-

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65 Comments

  1. NC REDDY says:

    Dear Sir,

    Can we register the ESI and EPF in this month i.e September 20 (salary of Aug 20) for a private company having staff of 8 people .(or) is it better that we can start from 1st Nov 20(salary of Oct 20).please advise.
    Thank you
    NC Reddy

  2. RAJALEKSHMY NAIR says:

    Sir,
    I have got an opportunity to work as a contractor. PF & ESIC is compulsory to get the work. When I am registering online portal I have mention the date of commencement. I will be starting the work only after June 2020. However I have registered the company and I have the registration certificate. Can I mention the registration of company date?

    1. V.R.RAMANATHAN says:

      Dear sir, good mrng. This is to inform you that one of my clients have not paid their esi contributions from Jan’19 to as on date. But, when we opened that particular esi site, it would not accept to pay the pending contributions.What is the other source of activity to remit esi pending amount. Please reply at the earliest possible. Your quick action in this regard will be much appreciated. With kind regards.

  3. Shivakumara says:

    If the company has more than 10 employees but those employee are taking salary more than of ESIC wage covered, I want to know that this company has to take the ESIC registration or not, please suggestion me or send me the notification

  4. CHANDRA KUMAR PRADHAN says:

    Dear sir,
    I contractor of labour supply would like to know about late registration of employee while salary made by January 2020,& I want to make challan on January 2020, but the IP registration is February 2020.
    kindly give suggestion, how to make challan / payment on January 2020.

  5. Firdose Alam Ansari says:

    Sir,
    I have not able to deposited the ESIC of my one staff for the month of July 19 August 19 and September 19 before 11 Nov 19.
    My consultant has deposited these wages in miscellaneous wages for the above mentioned .
    periods.
    But no of days not showing online , in this connection IP not getting the super specialty treatment as IP wife suffering from kidney disease and she is having dialysis from last 2 years as this is not a employe fault .
    Plz give suggestions.

  6. panchpuri says:

    Sir . what is last date to deposit esi monthly dues
    • Contribution against employee must be deposited within the due date. You shall not be able to deposit contribution online after 42 days from the end date of the contribution period.
    As I have read the above msg pl guide

    1. kusum says:

      Sir,
      we have not filling the ESIC of our staff & workers for the month of August 19 and September 19 before 11 Nov 2019.
      we have try the same in miscellaneous wages for the above mentioned .
      periods.
      But no of days not showing online , in this connection..
      Plz give suggestions.

  7. Sdw says:

    I m contractor. I want to register for ESIC and PF. My contact will start with a company from the next month from the first day. And i want to register 25 workers under ESIc and PF. So when should I start the registration process for myself and workers at actual ? And from which date I will get the liability?

    1. V.R.RAMANATHAN says:

      Dear sir, pl note that we have not paid our esi copntributions from jan’19 to as on date. But the esi website is not accepted for pending esi dues. What to do & pl give suggestion at the earliest.

  8. caju verma says:

    1. This is very simple to do
    2. Suppose employee get recruited on 1st November 2019 and comes to light 5th of December while making salary in December 2019
    3. So here while making ESIC challan ECR you need to register your employee on 26th of November 2019 and need to add gross salary of November 2019 from when employee joined
    4. Now as you know ESIC portal automatically will calculate the November 2019 & December 2019 employee contribution for ESIC
    5. One more help here you can also get the compliance for November & December in records without any penalty

    For any type of help & more details or update
    Mail : hrcaju@gmail..com

  9. caju verma says:

    1. This is very simple
    2. Suppose employee get recruited on 1st November 2019 and comes to light 5th of December while making salary in December 2019
    3. So here while making ESIC challan ECR you need to register your employee on 26th of November 2019 and need to add gross salary of November 2019 from when employee joined
    4. Now as you know ESIC portal automatically will calculate the November 2019 & December 2019 employee contribution for ESIC
    5. One more help here you can also get the compliance for November & December in records without any penalty

    For any type of help & more details or update
    Mail : hrcaju@gmail..com

  10. caju verma says:

    1. There are two ways to register your employee
    2. Suppose employee get recruited on 1st November 2019 and comes to light 5th of December while making salary in December 2019
    3. So here while making ESIC challan ECR you need to register your employee on 26th of November 2019 and need to add gross salary of November 2019 from when employee joined
    4. Now as you know ESIC portal automatically will calculate the November 2019 & December 2019 employee contribution for ESIC
    5. One more help here you can also get the compliance for November & December in records without any penalty

    For any type of help & more details or update
    Mail : hrcaju@gmail..com

  11. Suraj Barnwal says:

    Sir how to register employees appointed before 10days as my establishment got registered under esic in October,2019 and my employees were appointed in my establishment in 2017. The portal is not accepting the appointment date,it says registration is resticted till 10days from appointment.
    What to do sir?.how to registered and generate IP number for the employees appointed earlier.? Please Help.

  12. Jyoti says:

    I have not registered esic number with in a 10 days. now its not able to generate. can you please suggest how can i generate october month new employees esic number ?

    looking forward to hearing form all the experts.

  13. Amol khaire says:

    I have not registered esic number with in a 10 days. now its not able to generate. can you please suggest how can i generate october month new employees esic number ?

  14. Anant says:

    Contribution against employee must be deposited within the due date. You shall not be able to deposit contribution online after 42 days from the end date of the contribution period.

    My question is then how will the contribution be deposited if 42 days has lapsed? Will it be deposited offline or can not be deposited at all? What will be the consequences then?

  15. Prasadan Sakti says:

    Really it is a matter of regretted that without notification in the ESIC portal, on line registration procedure has been changed. How it will be managed if the contribution is already deducted before registration.

  16. Rajeshwari says:

    sir,

    i have not registered esic number with in a 10 days. now its not able to generate. can you please suggest how can i generate october month new employees esic number ?

  17. svvs murthy says:

    Sir, New establishment registered as coverage w.e.f. 01.10.2019 how can we enter the employees for registration after registration certificate received after 31st october,2019. Is it possible register the new employees as appointed as on 01.10.2019(coverage date 01.10.2019). Kindly clarify. If system not allowed the above employees’ registration how can we do. Kindly clarify

    Reply
    November 5, 2019 at 8:29 pm

  18. Mahesh says:

    Ï am not getting any notification or circular on this amendment :
    Employee will have to collect their Biometric ESI Permanent Card from nearest Branch Office.
    Kindly help me with the same

    1. kamal says:

      I have not registered esic number with in a 10 days. now its not able to generate. can you please suggest how can i generate Dec month new employees esic number ? and received notice from esic can you provide reply letter draft

    1. TG Team says:

      Shared link of Notifications Published on Taxguru but other notification are not published on Taxguru but you can search them on gazette website.

  19. Veerendra Raturi says:

    Hi, what the benefit if some one injured during work and is physically challenged permanently. Are they eligible for medical facilities???

  20. Padmanabhan Ananth says:

    Surprised by these amendments but its source is not specified. ESIC Website is also silent on these. Will help if source of these changes are shared.

        1. svvs murthy says:

          Sir, New establishment registered as coverage w.e.f. 01.10.2019 how can we enter the employees for registration after registration certificate received after 31st october,2019. Is it possible register the new employees as appointed as on 01.10.2018(coverage date 01.10.2019). Kindly clarify. If system not allowed the above employees’ registration how can we do. Kindly clarify

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