ESI EPF Consultant in Delhi
Employee State Insurance (ESIC) Act, 1948
The Government of India through notification in the Official Gazette has amended the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950. Accordingly, as per rule 50, the wage limit for coverage of an employee under Employees State Insurance Act has been enhanced from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 with effect from 1 May 2010, now to Rs. 21000/- at present date.
The ESI Act, 1948 in the first instance, applies to:
• Factories using power in the manufacturing process and employing 10 or more persons
• Non-power using factories or establishments employing 20 or more persons for wages.
The Act contains an enabling provision under which Appropriate Government is empowered to extend the provision of the ESI Act, 1948 to other classes of establishments.
• Agricultural or otherwise
Under these provisions the State Governments have extended the provisions of the ESI Act to the following classes of establishments.
• Hotels & Restaurants
• Cinemas including preview Theaters
• Road Motor Transport Undertaking
• News Paper Establishments
Employees of covered units and estab¬lishments drawing wages upto Rs. 21000 per month come under the purview of the ESI Act 1948 for multi dimensional social security benefits.
ESI scheme is financed by contribution raised from employees covered under this scheme and their employers as a fixed percentage of wages. Rates of contribution are as follows:
• Employees contribution 1.75% of wages ( Employees earning up to Rs. 50 per day are exempted from payment of their contribu¬tion)
• Employer’s contribution 4.75% of wages.
Social Security Benefits
Various benefits that the insured employees and their dependents are entitled to are as follows
• Medical Benefits
• Sickness Benefits
• Maternity Benefits
• Disablement Benefits
• Dependent Benefits
• Other Benefits (like funeral expenses, vocational rehabilitations, free supply of physical aids etc).
Safeguard for Insured Employees:• Right to receive payment of any benefit under the Act are not transferable.
• Employer shall not dismiss, discharge or reduce the wages or otherwise punish a covered employee during the period he/she is in receipt of Sickness Benefit or Maternity Benefit etc.
• By reason of his liability to pay his share of contribution under the ESI Act, no employer shall directly or indirectly reduce the wages of a covered employee.
• Right to register their grievances / complaints at any level for immediate redressel.
• Right to approach ESI Court against any action/decision of the Medical Board etc Cash Benefits payable under the Act are not liable to attachment or sale in execution of any decree or order of any court.
ReturnsESI returns are to be filed twice a year. The Aadhar card is mandatory for the employees to be covered in ESIC. It can be done through the ESIC’s online portal: Here are the steps involved:
1. Collect the user ID and password from the ESIC portal. The login credentials are essential for filing returns through the portal.
2. Once you have collected the ID and password, go to http://www.esic.nic.in/.
3. Press ‘Click here to Login’ on the right side of the home page.
4. Once you enter the portal, you will have a list of actions that can be performed, or changes or additions that can be made to your ESI account. For instance, you can change or update employee details, report an accident, and so on.
5. For filing monthly returns, click ‘File Monthly Returns’ on the tab on the right side. Before filing your monthly contributions, however, ensure that your employee details are current and updated. If not, you can edit details before filing the contributions.
6. Enter the bank details, and click ‘Submit’ to file your monthly ESI contribution.
7. After you have paid the contributions, you can go back to ‘List of actions’, and click ‘Generate challan’ on the right hand tab.
8. A Challan for the payment received will be generated. The challan is an essential document that needs to be filed away for inspection.
Other than the filing of ESI returns, you can do several activities on the ‘List of Actions’ page. For instance, you can update an employee detail, add new employees, and so on. Check the website and carry out the necessary actions before filing your ESI contributions for the month.
Documents Required For ESI And EPF:
1. Application form
2. Digital signature of authorized person
3. Copy of pan card of company and moa of co. / partnership deed
4. Copy of residence proof and pan card of all directors / partners
5. List of employee
a) Name of employees
b) Date of birth of employee
c) Date of joining of employee
d) Fathers name of employee
e) Fathers date of birth
f) Family detail :- mothers name of employee
g) Mothers date of birth
h) Wife name of employee
i) wife date of birth
j) Children name of employee
k) Children date of birth
6. Month wise detail of employee
7. Copy of two work order
8. Copy of service tax certificate/sale tax/iec code (if any)
9. Electricity bill with rent agreement & noc from landlord
10. Board resolution
11. Four copy of moa
12. Four cancelled cheque and bank statement
13.1st purchase bill/ sale bill
14. Nature of business
15. Wages and attendance register
16. Shop & establishment certificate
17. Email id of company
18. Landline no and mobile no of company
19. Power of attorny in favour of kuldeep pathak & associates