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, newspaper establishments, establishments engaged in Insurance Business, Non Banking Financial Companies, Port Trust, Airport Authorities and Warehousing establishments employing 10* or more persons. Further under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Private Medical Institutions, Educational institutions and to contract and casual employes of Municipal Corporation/Municipal Bodies employing 10* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act effective from 01/01/2017 is Rs.21,000/- per month [Rs. 25,000/- per month in the case of persons with disability].
*Note: However the threshold for Coverage of establishments is still 20 Employees in Maharashtra and Chandigarh.
Under Section 1(3), the ESI Scheme is now notified in 566 Districts in 34 States and Union Territories, which include 381 fully notified districts and 185 partially notified districts where scheme is notified in Districts Headquarters Area & in Centers. The scheme is yet to be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep. The status of notification District wise is annexed.
|Coverage(As on 31st March 2019)|
|No. of Insured Persons/ Family Units||3.49 Crores|
|No. of Employees||3.14 Crores|
|Total No. of Beneficiaries||13.32 Crores|
|No. of Insured women||51.20 Lakhs|
|No. of Employers, etc||12.11 Lakhs|
Last updated / Reviewed : 2019-09-06