Employees State Insurance Corporation (“ESIC”) is a statutory corporate body set up under the ESI Act 1948,
which is responsible for the administration of ESI Scheme. The ESI scheme is a self-financed comprehensive
social security scheme devised to protect the employees covered under the scheme against financial distress
arising out of events of sickness, disablement or death due to employment injuries. Units or Establishments that
have 10 or more employees, drawing the wages of up to Rs.15,000 a month are required to be registered for ESIC
under the ESI Act 1948. The benefits provided by the scheme are funded from the contributions raised from
covered employees and their employers at the fixed percentage of wages. At present, covered employees contribute
1.75% of the wages to the ESIC and covered employers contribute 4.75% of the wages, payable to their employees.
The state government also contribute 1/8th share cost of medical benefit. ESI Registration is done through
Compliance club. All Establishments and Factories employing more than 10 employees are required to mandatorily
apply for ESI registration within 15 days of the ESI Act, 1948 becoming applicable to them. ESI Registration can
be done through Compliance club.
For registration: Starting At 4500
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ESI REGISTRATION
Submitted by Employer :
- Registration Certificate or Licence issued under Shops and Establishment Acts or Factories Act.
- Address Proof: Latest Rent receipt of the premises you are occupying indicating the capacity in
which the premises are occupied, if applicable.
- Latest building Tax/Property Tax receipt (Photocopy).
- Memorandum and Articles of Association/Partnership Deed/Trust Deed depending on the entity that
is applying for registration.
- Photocopy of certificate of Commencement of production and/or Registration No. of CST/ST (or GST
once it becomes applicable).
- Copy of PAN Card
- Evidence in support of the date of commencement of production/business/first sale (e.g. Copy of
- Month wise employment position, salary etc.
- Copy of bank statement
Submitted by Employees :
- Family Photo in Duplicate
ESI scheme is a type of social security scheme for employees in the organised sector. The employees
registered under the scheme are entitled to medical treatment for themselves and their dependents,
unemployment cash benefit in certain contingencies and maternity benefit in case of women employees.
An employer shall apply for FORM 01 within 15 days after the act becomes applicable to a unit or
Every employer covered under this act has to comply with various compliances such as deposit of monthly
contribution, in order to file half yearly return and report to ESIC authorities if there is any change in
business activity, address, ownership and the management, maintenance of registers and records etc.
Once a factory or an Establishment is covered under the Act, it continues to be covered despite the fact
that the number of covered employees employed at any time falls below the required limit or there is a
change in the manufacturing activity.
If an employee’s wages (excluding remuneration for overtime) exceeds the wage limit prescribed by the
Central Government after beginning of the contribution period, he continues to be an employee till the end
of that contribution period and therefore contribution is to be deducted and paid on the total wages earned
Contribution will be paid for an employee in to a bank duly authorised by the Corporation within 21 days of
the last day of the month in which the contribution is due for any wage period.
An employer who doesn’t pay the contribution within the time limit, will be liable to pay simple interest at
the rate of 12% per annum for each day of default or delay in payment of contribution.
The scale of medical benefit includes a complete medical treatment from start to finish.