Enhancement of ESI limit to Rs. 15,000:
For your kind information & update, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India has enhanced the coverable wage limit of ESI from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-.
So far, those who are drawing a wages of up to Rs. 10,000 were only covered under the ESI bracket. With the new circular which comes in to effect from 1st May 2010, now those who are drawing wages between INR 10,000 and INR 15,000 are also covered.
Hence, if you are drawing less than Rs. 15,000, it means you are covered under ESI (provided your employer has registered the organization with the ESI department).
The Notification dated 20-04-2010 which came into effect from 01-05-2010 is attached here below.
[To be published in the Gazette of India. Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
New Delhi, the 20th April, 2010
G.S.R. (E) – The following draft rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950 were published as required under sub-section (l) of section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948) in the notification of the Government of Indian in the Ministry of Labour & Employment vide No. G.S.R.164 (E), dated the 26th February, 2010, in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated 27th February, 2010 for inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby till the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette of India in which the said notification was published, were made available to the public;
And whereas the copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on 27th February, 2010;
And whereas, objections and suggestions received from persons likely to be affected thereby have been considered by the Government;
Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, the Central government, after consultation with Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, namely:-
1. These Rules may be called the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules,2010.
2. These shall come into force from the l “day of May, 2010.
3. In the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, in Rule 50, for the words “ten thousand”, wherever they occur, the words “fifteen thousand” shall be substituted.
[F. No. S-38025/04/2010 -SS-I]