Registering with ESI is mandatory when 10 or more of your employees earn less than ₹21,000/month.
Employee State Insurance or ESI is a scheme commenced by the Government of India to offer medical, monetary, and other advantages to workers. ESI is managed by an autonomous authority – Employee State Insurance Corporation – which lies under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
By law, any company that has more than 10 employees mandatorily needs to have ESI. In some states, the number of employees is 20. For employees earning more than ₹21,000 per month, including basic salaries and dearness allowance, the insurance is deducted from their pay.
Also, taxpayers with a turnover of less than ₹1.5 crore can opt for the composition scheme to get rid of tedious GST formalities and pay GST at a fixed rate of turnover.
ESI Registration ensures that employees enjoy the following advantages:Medical Aid
From the very first day of employment, registered ESI members and their families are entitled to enjoy the benefits of complete medical care and insurance.Maternity Aid
Pregnant women are entitled to maternity benefits that are payable upto twenty-six weeks. This period can be extended by 30 days on medical advice. To qualify for maternity benefits, employers are required to contribute their wages for 70 days in the preceding two contributions periods.Disablement Benefits
Disabled employees can get 90% of their monthly salaries as disablement benefits.Sickness Benefits
Absence from work during illness can be taken for a maximum of 91 days per year along with 70% of the monthly wages.Dependent Benefits
In the unfortunate event of the demise of an employee during the employment, the dependents of the deceased will receive 90% of his/her monthly salary.Funeral Expenses
The family of the deceased employee is entitled to an additional amount of Rs.10,000 towards funeral expenses.Confinement Expenses
In the case of confinement of an insured woman or wife of an employee occurring in a place with no medical facilities under the ESI scheme, confinement expenses can be availed.In addition, some of the need-based benefits: Vocational Rehabilitation
Permanently physically challenged, insured employees are entitled to undergo vocational rehabilitation training at VRS.Physical Rehabilitation
Available to employees in the case of physical disablement due to an employment injury or occupational hazards.Old Age Medical Care
An annual payment of ₹120 ensures medical care benefits for retiring ESI employees or for those who are opting for VRS/ERS.Extended Sickness Benefits
ESI members suffering from chronic diseases can avail the extended sickness benefit for upto 2 years, once the standard sick leave of 91 days has expired.Enhanced Sickness Benefit
Registered ESI members willing to undergo the sterilisation procedures are eligible for enhanced sickness benefits of 100% of their daily average wages. This benefit also allows a recuperating period of 7 days for vasectomy and 14 days for tubectomy from the date of surgery or admission in the hospital.
When you choose Pksoftech for ESI Registration, we complete it in three simple steps that take the minimum possible time.
Form Filling: The ESI registration form is filled by you completely and the necessary documents are submitted
Verification: Every detail you provide is cross-checked to ensure there are no errors or omissions made. This may take a maximum of 12 days
Submission: The ESI application along with other legal paperwork is submitted by us which requires 2 working days.
Your part of the ESI registration is completed at this point. The government reviews the application and processes your registration. Once granted, Pksoftech sends you:
As per the ESI Act of 1948, all establishments are eligible for ESI registration provided they fulfill the criteria of having the required number of employees in that state. The entities covered are:
Note: For hotels and restaurants, it is mandatory to only offer the service and not have any manufacturing functions. In some states, medical and educational institutes are not included. For newspaper establishments, there is no coverage under the Factory Act.
The general rule to be eligible for ESI (Employees' State Insurance) registration is to have 10 or more workers. But in some regions, ESI is applicable only if there are more than 20 employees.Other eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled are:
To register for ESI the employer has to submit the following documents along with the application:
Note: For ESI filings, a monthly pay sheet is required for computing the contribution amount for each employee.
If the processing time taken by authorities is not factored, Pksoftech can get your ESI (Employees' State Insurance) registration in as little as 12 days. When you consult with us on ESI online registration you get: