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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

FOR SUPER SPECIALITY TREATMENT TO TIE-UP HOSPITALS AND EXPENDITURE TO BE INCURRED BY EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION DIRECTLY



In the Employees’ State Insurance (General) Regulations, 1950, a new Regulations 96C shall be inserted as under : 

REGULATION 96C
REFERRAL FOR SUPER SPECIALITY TREATMENT TO TIE-UP HOSPITALS AND
EXPENDITURE TO BE INCURRED BY EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE
CORPORATION DIRECTLY

Subject to the provisions of the Act and the Regulations, the Corporation or State Government may refer a beneficiary to any tie-up arranged medical facilities, where cost of such facility is borne directly by the Corporation and where the fund permits.

1.An Insured Person should have completed a minimum of six months of insurable employment from the date of registration and have contributed not less than seventy eight (78) days in the relevant contribution period including in which registration was made. However, where the facility has been extended to his family members, an Insured Person should have completed a minimum of one year of insurable employment and have contributed for not less than seventy eight (78) days in each of the two (2) contribution period and such benefit shall be available to an Insured Person or a beneficiary in the corresponding benefit period.


2. Provided further that an Insured Person with employment injury or Insured Woman with complications arising out of maternity or those in receipt of extended sickness benefit under the Act shall be eligible as per the relevant contributory conditions and in case of family of extended sickness beneficiaries, they shall also be eligible as long as the benefit period corresponding to contribution period covered in extended sickness by more than half of the contribution period.

Notification:- πŸ‘‰ESIC Amendment on Superspeciality




The Chandigarh Minimum Wage Notification (April 2019)



The following are the minimum rates of wages payable for monthly &
daily rated employees for the period starting from 01.04.2019 to 30.09.2019 in regards to Chandigarh

Notification:- πŸ‘‰The Chandigarh Minimum Wages Notification 1st April 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Rate of contribution under the ESI Act has been reduced



Government of India: Rate of contribution under the ESI Act has been reduced from 6.5% to 4% (employers’ contribution reduced from 4.75% to 3.25% & employees’ contribution reduced from 1.75% to 0.75%). Reduced rates will be effective from 1st July 2019.




Old Rate Employees Share
New Rate Employee Share
Old Rate Employer Share
New rate of Employer Share
1.75 %
0.75 %
4.75 %
3.25%


This would benefit 3.6 crore employees and 12.85 lakh employers. The reduced rate of contribution will bring about a substantial relief to workers and it will facilitate further enrollment of workers under the ESI scheme and bring more and more workforce into the formal sector. 

Similarly, reduction in the share of contribution of employers will reduce the financial liability of the establishments leading to improved viability of these establishments. This shall also lead to enhanced Ease of Doing Business. It is also expected that reduction in rate of ESI contribution shall lead to improved compliance of law.

The Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948 (the ESI Act) provides for medical, cash, maternity, disability and dependent benefits to the Insured Persons under the Act. The ESI Act is administered by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). Benefits provided under the ESI Act are funded by the contributions made by the employers and the employees.  Under the ESI Act, employers and employees both contribute their shares respectively.

These efforts resulted insubstantial increase in the number of registered employees i.e. Insured Persons and employers and also a quantum jump in the revenue income of the ESIC.

The Government of India is committed to the cause of welfare of employees as well as employers. It is also committed to improve the quality of medical services & other benefits being provided under the ESI scheme.

Necessary Notification is appended below

πŸ‘‰ESI NOTIFICATION- New Rate

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Minimum Wages Tripura 1st Apr 2019

Minimum Wages of Tripura has been declared from 1st Apr 2019 

a) The fifty paisa or above rounded off to the next rupee. 
b) To arrive at daily rates of wages the month.rate shall be divided by 26 and rounded off to the next rupee. 
c) The overtime rate shall be the double of the ordinary rate of minimum wages

Notification:- πŸ‘‰The Tripura Minimum Wages Notification 1st April 2019.

Friday, June 07, 2019

Punjab Minimum Wages W.E.F 1st Mar 2019


Punjab Minimum Wages have be published on 28th May 2019 W.E.F from 1st Mar 2019

Online e-nomination( Form No 2) is available at Member Interface of Unified Portal. under EPF act 1952


A facility for filing of online e-nomination is available at Member Interface of Unified Portal.

Following are the salient features of new e-Nomination functionality:

-  UAN should be activated

-  Verified Aadhaar should be linked  with UAN

-  Mobile number of member should be linked with Aadhaar

-  Photo of member should be available in the profile of member (Member has to upload his photo in his profile section)

-  Aadhaar of all the family members in e-Nomination is mandatory

-  Photo upload of all family members in e-Nomination is mandatory

-  Aadhaar based e-Sign by the member in e-Nomination

-  Digitally signed nomination PDF will be available in the login of member  and field office

 A readily available Nomination in the system enables a member to easily file the online Pension Claim and in the event of demise of the member, his/her nominee will be able to file online claim based on OTP on his/her Aadhaar linked mobile.

 Process flow along with screen shots is enclosed herewith for ready reference.

 It is requested to encourage the (employees) members to urgently file their e-Nomination and facilitate them if they are finding any difficulty.

If E-Nomination is not done non of the EPS ( Pension claim) will be settled or the death claim.

Necessary Process flow id enclosed in the circular as issued by the EPF office 

πŸ‘‰ Circular :- E-Nomination Circular & Process