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The employee state insurance (ESI) is managed and regulated by the Employee State Insurance Corporation which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. The ESI scheme was started for the Indian Employees that provided monetary, medical, and other benefits from the employer to the employee.
Currently any factor or employment or any establishment that has employed over 10 employees with a minimum salary of Rs. 21,000 has to mandatorily register itself with the ESIC.
- Medical Benefits
One of the main objectives of taking this form of registration is medical benefits to employees and workman. If any sickness or other contingency is experienced by workforce, then the same can be availed immediately by an affected worker.
- Easy Processing
Benefits under this system can be availed easily at any hospital or health care centre. All payments which are used under this system can be compensated.
- Benefits related to Sickness
Through the ESIC registration, all employees would be offered different form of sickness benefits. These benefits are offered at a rate of 70% of the salary of the employer. This amount would be considered and provided if the sickness extends over three consecutive months or 90 days.
- Maternity Benefits
Every organisation taking up this scheme would have to provide maternity benefits such as maternity leave during pregnancy.
- Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits are also covered as a part of this scheme. In an unforeseen event in a permanent disability or the death of the employee, this can be claimed by the dependants of the employee.