U.P. Govt. has notified the coverage of shops/establishments where 10 or more persons are working.

INTRODUCTION


                                                            Mission Statement




"An act to provide for certain benefits to employees in case of sickness, maternity and employment injury and to make provision for certain other matters in relation thereto"
Sri Anil Kumar Agarwal
(I.A.S)

Director General
Introduction
Employee's State Insurance Scheme is an integrated multidimensional social security scheme tailored to provide social protection to workers in the organised sector and their dependants in times of sickness, maternity, death or disablement

  due to an employment injury or occupational disease. The scheme tailored to suit health insurance requirements of workers provides full medical facilities to insured persons and their family members, as well as, cash benefits to compensate for losss of wages or earning capacity in different contingencies.

  E.S.I. Act was implemented in our country for the first time in Delhi & Kanpur on 24th Feb. 1952. Progressively it was extended to other 39 centres of U.P. Region. The Act applies in the first instance to non seasonal factories  employing 10 persons in manufacturing process . The ESI Act contains an enabling provision under which appropriate Govt. may extend the scheme to other classes of establishment, industrial, commercial, agricultural or otherwise. Under these provisions Govt. of U.P has extended the provisions of Act to new classes of establishment viz. hotel and restaurant, cinema including preview theaters, road motors transport undertakings, newspaper establishment,educational/medical,institions and shops employing 20 or more employees. In Uttar Pradesh, a total number of 11755 factories /establishments employing 2,83,450 employees were covered under the ESI Scheme as on 31.03.2010. At present, the employees of covered factories and establishments drawing wages up to Rs. 15,000/-
( excluding remuneration for over time work) per month come under the purview of the ESI Act, 1948.)
Sri R.K.Nayak

Regional Director