ESI Full Form: Employees’ State Insurance

What is the full form of ESI?

Employees’ State Insurance is the full form of ESI. It is a social security and health insurance scheme designed to provide medical and cash benefits to Indian workers. The ESI fund is managed by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) in compliance with the ESI Act 1948. ESIC is a Statutory and Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.

ESI Full Form: Employees' State Insurance
ESI Full Form

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Key objectives of ESI

The ESI was established with the following objectives:

  • The ESI Act, 1948 was introduced to protect the health and welfare of workers in contingencies including sickness, temporary or permanent physical disablement, death due to occupational hazard resulting in loss of wage or earning capacity. 
  • The Act guarantees medical care to workers and their immediate family members. 
  •  The Act was originally formulated for only factory workers but it became applicable to employees from all establishments. 

Organizations covered under the ESI Act, 1948

  • The scheme is extended to entities and establishments like shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, road motor transport undertakings and newspaper agencies employing 20 or more persons.
  • ESI facility is available for workers/ employees with an existing wage limit Rs. 21,000 per month.
  • The ESI scheme has been implemented in different areas in all states except Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, and union territories i.e. Delhi, Chandigarh and Pondicherry.

Documents required for ESI registration

Here is the list of necessary documents for ESI registration:

  • PAN card of the company or establishment
  • Address proof of the company
  • Copies of the registration certificate should be mandatorily submitted in case the company is private limited
  • Details of directors, associates and shareholders of the company
  • Detailed list of employees along with their monthly wages
  • Financial statements of the company along with the proof of operation commencement

Benefits of ESI

An ESI cardholder can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Medical benefits
  • Sickness benefits
  • Maternity benefits
  • Disablement benefits
  • Rehabilitation allowance
  • Funeral expenses
  • Dependents benefits

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