ESI Corp Makes Important Changes In Schemes; Avail More Benefits Now
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In what could be a major relief for lakhs of beneficiaries under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESI), the ESI Corporation has taken some very important decisions towards improvements in its services and benefits being provided to Insured Persons and their dependants.
The decision was taken during the Corporation’s 175th Meeting held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment(I/C).
Considering the change in employment pattern and the current scenario of employment in India which has transformed from a long term employment to fixed short term engagement in the form of contract and temping, the ESI Corporation has approved a Scheme named “Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna” for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.
This scheme is a relief payable in cash directly to their Bank Account in case of unemployment and while they search for new engagement. Detailed instructions including eligibility conditions, application format, etc. will be issued separately.
ESI Corporation has approved the proposal for reimbursement of Rs 10 per person to the employers to encourage the seeding of Aadhar (UID) in ESIC database of their workers and their family members. It will curtail the multiple registrations of same Insured Persons and thus enable them to avail the benefits requiring longer contributory conditions.
ESI Corporation has approved the proposal for relaxing the eligibility conditions for availing Super Specialty treatment has now been relaxed from earlier insurable employment of 2 years to 06 months with contribution requirement of only 78 days.