Bharat Sarkar

Coverage

Coverage

APPLICABILITY
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).

AREAS COVERED
The ESI Scheme is now notified in 526 Districts in 34 States and Union Territories, which include 346 complete District, 95 District Headquarters and in 85 Districts. The scheme is implemented in centers. The scheme is yet to be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep

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 : 2018-06-15

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