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Coverage under the ESI Act, 1948

APPLICABILITY
Under Section 2(12) the Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.

Under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 20* or more persons.

Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Private Medical and Educational institutions employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.

*Note: 14 State Govts. / UTs have reduced the threshold limit for coverage of shops and other establishments from 20 to 10 or more persons. Remaining State Governments/UTs are in the process of reducing the same.

The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs. 21,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01/01/2017).

 

AREAS COVERED

 

The ESI Scheme is being implemented area-wise by stages. The Scheme has already been implemented in Norh Eastern Region areas in the following States/Union Territories of Indian Union.

  • Assam
  • Megalaya
  • Nagaland
  • Tripura
  • Mizoram
  • Manipur

 IMPLEMENTED AREAS:
As on July, 2018

PARTICULARS

No. of Centres

No. of Insured Persons 

Total No. of implemented centres

38

3,67,307

Total No. of implmented centres in Assam

33

3,26,120

Total No. of implmented centres in Meghalaya

02

18,701

Total No. of implmented centres in Nagaland

01

3,396

Total No. of implmented centres in Tripura

06

17,837

Total No. of implmented centres in Mizoram

01

1,253

Total No. of implmented centres in Manipur 02 NIL

 

Details regarding Centre wise Implemented Areas (N.E. Region) as on 31.03.2013 as per Actuarial Branch (.xls format)

 

NO. OF PLACES UNDER PHASED PROGRAM

 

SL. NO.

STATE

PLACE NAME

PRESENT STATUS

1

 Arunachal Pradesh

 Itanagar, Naharlagun, Banderdewa  Pending for decision of State Government

2

 Meghalaya

 Jowai, Tura and Khlichrzl including Lumshnong and Thangshei area  Under process of survey

3

 Assam

 Hailakandi, Karbi Anglong, Karimganj Under process of survey

4

Nagaland

 

 Kohima, Mokukchung, Dimapur (whole district)

Under process of survey

5

Mizoram

 Kolasib Under process of survey