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  • ESIC issues guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures at workplace Sep 29, 2020 08:46 PM IST

    ESIC issues guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures at workplace

    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.

  • ESIC scheme adds 7.41 lakh new members, EPFO 8.45 lakh in July: NSO Sep 25, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    ESIC scheme adds 7.41 lakh new members, EPFO 8.45 lakh in July: NSO

    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).

  • Labour Ministry relaxes eligibility conditions for ESIC’s Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana Sep 13, 2020 03:39 PM IST

    Labour Ministry relaxes eligibility conditions for ESIC’s Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

    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

  • ESIC relaxes norms, members who lost jobs can now claim 50% of average wage Aug 21, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    ESIC relaxes norms, members who lost jobs can now claim 50% of average wage

    The ESIC has approved relaxation in eligibility criteria and enhancement in the payment of unemployment benefit under its Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana.

  • New ESIC registration rules from July 1: These details are now mandatory Jul 02, 2020 03:43 PM IST

    New ESIC registration rules from July 1: These details are now mandatory

    The ESIC has decided to not take registration for new employees unless their employers submit bank account and mobile number details beginning July 1

  • ESIC scheme sees 8.21 lakh enrolments in March 2020 May 22, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    ESIC scheme sees 8.21 lakh enrolments in March 2020

    The data was part of a report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: ESIC further extends period for filing ESI contributions for Feb till May 15 Apr 14, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: ESIC further extends period for filing ESI contributions for Feb till May 15

    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.

  • ESIC hikes confinement expenses for maternity services to Rs 7,500 Feb 14, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    ESIC hikes confinement expenses for maternity services to Rs 7,500

    The decision was taken at an ESIC meeting chaired by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Thursday.

  • Ease of doing business: New e-form to cut time taken to start biz Feb 09, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    Ease of doing business: New e-form to cut time taken to start biz

    The corporate affairs ministry would introduce the form -- SPICe+ -- to offer 10 services.

  • 14.33 lakh new jobs created in November: ESIC payroll data Jan 24, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    14.33 lakh new jobs created in November: ESIC payroll data

    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.

  • 12.44 lakh new jobs created in October: ESIC payroll data Dec 24, 2019 04:10 PM IST

    12.44 lakh new jobs created in October: ESIC payroll data

    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).

  • Social security for all? India can try Europe’s ‘flexicurity’ Sep 25, 2019 12:27 PM IST

    Social security for all? India can try Europe’s ‘flexicurity’

    The big missing component in the draft social security code is ways to take care of unemployment in a proactive way

  • Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic Aug 29, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Higher take home? Labour Ministry’s proposal is myopic

    Increasing take home salary by lowering employees’ mandatory contribution to PF is like enjoying today and leaving little for the rainy days

  • 12.66 lakh new jobs created in May: ESIC payroll data Jul 25, 2019 08:15 PM IST

    12.66 lakh new jobs created in May: ESIC payroll data

    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).

  • Explainer | Reduced contribution towards ESIC to reduce costs for companies, increase take-home salaries for employees Jun 24, 2019 08:58 AM IST

    Explainer | Reduced contribution towards ESIC to reduce costs for companies, increase take-home salaries for employees

    Enrolments and contributions have soared over the past three years as the scheme remains an important safety net for workers

  • Job creation down 1.7% in Feb to 15.03 lakh: ESIC payroll data Apr 22, 2019 04:58 PM IST

    Job creation down 1.7% in Feb to 15.03 lakh: ESIC payroll data

    The ESIC has been releasing payroll data from April 2018, covering the period starting September 2017.

  • Nearly 2 crore jobs created in 16 months to December 2018: CSO report Feb 25, 2019 09:01 PM IST

    Nearly 2 crore jobs created in 16 months to December 2018: CSO report

    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.

  • Job addition soars to 11-month high of nearly 14 lakh in July: CSO report Sep 25, 2018 04:42 PM IST

    Job addition soars to 11-month high of nearly 14 lakh in July: CSO report

    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.

  • EPFO data shows 7.43 lakh jobs were added in May 2018 Jul 25, 2018 08:20 PM IST

    EPFO data shows 7.43 lakh jobs were added in May 2018

    A total of 44.74 lakh jobs were added in the formal economy during September-May, 2017-18, government data showed.

  • ESIC draws plan to cover 10 crore formal sector workers by 2022 Feb 20, 2018 06:30 PM IST

    ESIC draws plan to cover 10 crore formal sector workers by 2022

    The ESIC covers around 3 crore formal sector employees in the country, with total beneficiaries of over 12 crores under its health insurance scheme.

  • 43% employees in unorganised sector: Govt Jul 31, 2017 12:51 PM IST

    43% employees in unorganised sector: Govt

    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.

  • Govt mulls health insurance cover for weavers under ESIC Apr 02, 2017 12:15 PM IST

    Govt mulls health insurance cover for weavers under ESIC

    The government is considering a proposal to bring handloom and powerloom weavers under the health insurance scheme of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

  • ESIC flush with funds but service not up to the mark: Parliamentary panel Mar 31, 2017 10:56 PM IST

    ESIC flush with funds but service not up to the mark: Parliamentary panel

  • No more EPFO? Labour ministry mulls decentralisation; restructuring on cards Mar 31, 2017 04:54 PM IST

    No more EPFO? Labour ministry mulls decentralisation; restructuring on cards

    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.

  • ESIC, EPFO benefits to be extended to Anganwadi, ASHA workers Mar 07, 2017 09:28 PM IST

    ESIC, EPFO benefits to be extended to Anganwadi, ASHA workers

    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.

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