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 in some States threshold limit for coverage of establishments is still 20 Employees of the aforesaid categories of factories and establishments. These State Governments/UTs are in the process of reducing the same.
The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs. 21,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01/01/2017).AREAS COVERED
The ESI Scheme is being implemented area-wise by stages. The Scheme has already been implemented in different areas in the following States/Union Territories of Indian Union.STATES
All the States except Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.UNION TERRITORIES
Delhi and Chandigarh
|Coverage(As on 31st March, 2016)|
|No. of Insured Person family units||2.13 Crores|
|No. of Employees||1.89 Crores|
|Total No. of Beneficiaries||8.28 Crores|
|No. of Insured women||3.78 Lacs|
|No. of Employers, etc||7.83 Lacs|