Vikash Sharma

The ESI Corporation has increased the proposal to increase the basic rate of Permanent Disablement Benefit (PDB) and Dependant’s Benefit (DB). This has been reportedly done to neutralise the impact of inflation, sources said.

It is pertinent to mention here that PDB is paid at the rate of 90 percent of wages in the form of monthly payment depending upon the extent of loss of earning capacity as certified by a Medical Board. The DB is paid at the rate of 90 percent of wage in the form of monthly payment to the dependants of a deceased Insured person in cases where death occurs due to employment injury or occupational hazards.

As per PIB report, the proposal for setting up 9 new ESIC Hospitals in the state of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand and 17 new dispensaries in Gujarat was approved during the 192nd Meeting of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.

The sanctioned bed strength is set to increase from 100 to 120 and from 75 to 150 in ESIC hospital, Bibvewadi, Maharashtra and ESIC Hospital, Rourkela, Odisha, respectively as ESI Corporation accorded the approval for the same during the meeting.

The proposal for development of ESIC Hospital, Andheri, Maharashtra as Multi-Specialty hospital with the capacity of 500 beds has also been approved, the report added.