Employee's State Insurance Corporation, Government of India
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Recent Improvements

  • Facilitating coverage of smaller factories employing 10 or more persons.
  • Enhancing age limit of dependant children for eligibility to Dependants Benefit from 18 years to 25 years.
  • Extending medical benefit to dependant minor brother/sister in case of IPs not having own family and whose parents are also not alive.
  • Streamlining the procedure for assessment of dues from defaulting employers.
  • Providing an Appellate Authority within the Corporation against assessment to avoid unnecessary litigation.
  • Continuing medical benefit to insured persons retiring under VRS scheme or taking premature retirement.
  • Treating commuting accidents as employment injury.
  • Streamlining the procedure for grant of exemptions.
  • Third party participation in commissioning and running of the Hospitals.
  • Opening of medical/dental/paramedical/nursing colleges to improve quality of medical care.
  • Making an enabling provision for extending medical care from under utilised ESI hospitals to other beneficiaries covered under the Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana introduced by the Ministry of Labour & Employment w.e.f. 01.04.2008 or any other scheme framed by the central government, on payment of user charges.
  • Reducing duration of notice period for extension of the Act to new classes of establishments from six months to one month.
  • Empowering State governments to set up autonomous Corporations for administering medical benefit in the States for bringing autonomy and efficiency in the working.
  • Insurance Inspectors will now be known as Social Security Officers.