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Coverage of ESI

Employees State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948 is applicable to employees working in the organized sector i.e. factories and establishment which are situated in implemented area only with a threshold of coverage of 10 employees.  Extension of scheme to all units is not viable due to issues relating to enforcement of the Act and feasibility of setting of necessary infrastructure viz. dispensaries and hospitals.

The State-wise details of Employees under ESI Medical Benefit Scheme as on 31.03.2012 is annexed.

S.No.

State/ Region/ Area

Number of Employees  benefited as on  31-3-2012

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

1361616

        2 ASSAM & MEGHALYA & NAGALAND &TRIPURA

92218

3

BIHAR

80761

4

CHANDIGARH

82714

5

CHATTISGARH

146408

6

DELHI

1062113

7

GOA

153842

8

GUJARAT

711103

9

HARYANA

1098128

10

HIMACHAL PRADESH

161303

11

JAMMU  & KASHMIR

56297

12

JHARKHAND

234999

13

KARNATAKA

1770522

14

KERALA

595658

15

MADHYA PRADESH

394332

16

MAHARASHTRA

2224963

17

ORISSA

236995

18

PUDUCHERRY

95746

19

PUNJAB

713144

20

RAJASTHAN

527704

21

TAMIL NADU

2316533

22

UTTAR PRADESH

906556

23

UTTARAKHAND

257839

24

WEST BENGAL

1067414

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Total

16348908

Under the ESI Act, 1948 the Employees drawing wages uptoRs. 15000/- per month are eligible to avail ESI facilities subject to the applicable contributory conditions. The ceiling of wages for persons with disability is Rs.25,000/- per month.  There is no minimum wage limit for availing ESI facilities.

This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.

Tags: Andhra PradeshAssamEmployees' State InsuranceESIHimachal PradeshIndiaJammu and KashmirKerala

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