Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar jointly released the safe workplace guidelines for industry & establishments to combat the pandemic, a labour ministry statement said.
The NSO report is based on the payroll data of new subscribers of various social security schemes run by the ESIC, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
Payment of relief has been enhanced to 50 percent of average of wages from earlier 25 percent, payable up to maximum 90 days of unemployment
The ESIC has approved relaxation in eligibility criteria and enhancement in the payment of unemployment benefit under its Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana.
The ESIC has decided to not take registration for new employees unless their employers submit bank account and mobile number details beginning July 1
The data was part of a report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday.
Explaining the reasons for extending the period for filing ESI contributions, the Labour Ministry in a statement said many establishments are temporarily closed and workers are unable to work due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The decision was taken at an ESIC meeting chaired by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Thursday.
The corporate affairs ministry would introduce the form -- SPICe+ -- to offer 10 services.
Gross enrolments of new subscribers with ESIC were 1.49 crore during the entire financial year 2018-19, the National Statistical Office (NSO) said in a report.
The NSO report is based on the payroll data of new subscribers of various social security schemes run by ESIC, retirement fund body EPFO and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
The big missing component in the draft social security code is ways to take care of unemployment in a proactive way
Increasing take home salary by lowering employees’ mandatory contribution to PF is like enjoying today and leaving little for the rainy days
The NSO report is based on the payroll data of new subscribers of various social security schemes run by ESIC, retirement fund body EPFO and Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
Enrolments and contributions have soared over the past three years as the scheme remains an important safety net for workers
The ESIC has been releasing payroll data from April 2018, covering the period starting September 2017.
The ESIC provides health insurance and medical services to its insured person covering all those establishment which have 20 or more workers and all those employees whose monthly wages are up to Rs 21,000.
As many as 13.97 lakh new members joined the health insurance scheme run by the ESIC in July this year, which is the highest in any month since September 2017, a report of the CSO said.
A total of 44.74 lakh jobs were added in the formal economy during September-May, 2017-18, government data showed.
The ESIC covers around 3 crore formal sector employees in the country, with total beneficiaries of over 12 crores under its health insurance scheme.
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said there are around 43 per cent of the total employees in the country are in the unorganised sector and 4.7 crore of them were in the construction sector.
The government is considering a proposal to bring handloom and powerloom weavers under the health insurance scheme of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
Once the Labour Code on Security and Welfare is put into effect, schemes like provident fund, pension and insurance schemes run under the EPF Act, 1952, and the sickness benefit scheme under the ESIC Act, 1948 will no longer exist in their present forms.
The Centre would soon extend benefits under ESIC and EPFO to the Anganwadi, ASHA and mid-day meal scheme workers in the country, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here today.