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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. 15,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01/05/2010).

 

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

 IMPLEMENTED AREAS:

PARTICULARS

No. of Centres

No. of Insured Persons

Total No. of implemented centres

38

96461

Total No. of implmented centres in Assam

33

92650

Total No. of implmented centres in Meghalaya

02

3388

Total No. of implmented centres in Nagaland

01

307

Total No. of implmented centres in Tripura

02

4180

 

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.

PLACE NAME

PRESENT STATUS

1

Aizawl (Mizoram)

Pending for decision of State Government

2

Chattabari, Chhaigaon (Assam)

Pending for Medical arrangement by State Government

3

Imphal (Manipur)

Pending for decision of State Government

4

Itanagar, Naharlagun, Banderdewa (Arunachal Pradesh)

Pending for decision of State Government

5

Lahowal (Assam)

Under process of Survey

6

Lepetketa (Assam)

Under  process of Survey

7

Longshnong, Thangskee, Sutnga (Meghalaya)

Under process of Survey

8

Mancachar (Assam)

Pending for Medical arrangement by State Government

9

Namrup (Assam)

Under process of Survey

10

Palashbari & Mirza (Assam)

Pending for Medical arrangement by State Government

11

Sualkuchi (Assam)

Pending for Medical arrangement by State Government

12

Sivsagar (Assam)

Pending for Medical arrangement by State Government

13

Sipajhar (Assam)

Under process of Survey