Bharat Sarkar



Under Section 2(12) the Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.
Under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 10* or more persons.
Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Private Medical and Educational institutions employing 10* or more persons in certain States/UTs.

*Note: However the threshold for Coverage of establishments is still 20 Employees in Maharashtra and Chandigarh. The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs.21,000/- per month (w.e.f. 01/01/2017).

The ESI Scheme is being implemented District wise in stages. The Scheme has already been notified in different complete Districts or District Hqrs area in the following States/Union Territories of Indian Union

All the States except Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

All union territories except Lakshadweep Islands.
The scheme is notified in 325 complete Districts out of 393 partially implement Districts and 93 Districts Headquarters out of non implemented Districts.
The Scheme remains partially implemented in Centers in 85 Districts. The Scheme Stands Extended to 503 Districts.

Coverage(As on 31st March, 2017)  
No. of Insured Person family units 3.19 Crores
No. of Employees 2.93 Crores
Total No. of Beneficiaries 12.40 Crores
No. of Insured women 40.90 Lakhs
No. of Employers, etc 8.98 Lakhs


Last updated / Reviewed : 2018-02-09

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