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Government announces further measures to help families who lost the earning member due to Covid

  • Family Pension to be given to dependents of those who lost their lives due to Covid under Employees State Insurance Corporation

To help family live a life of dignity and maintain a good standard of living, benefit of ESIC pension scheme for
employment related death cases is being extended to even those who have died due to Covid. Dependent family
members of such persons will be entitled to the benefit of pension equivalent to 90% of average daily wage
drawn by the worker as per the existing norms. This benefit will be available retrospectively with effect from
24.03.2020 and for all such cases till 24.03.2022

  • Insurance benefits under the EDLI scheme enhanced and liberalized

The insurance benefits under the EDLI scheme have been enhanced and liberalized. Apart from all other
beneficiaries, this will in particular help the families of employees who have lost their lives due to COVID.
Amount of maximum insurance benefit has been increased from ₹ 6 lakh to ₹ 7 lakh
The provision of minimum insurance benefit of ₹ 2.5 lakh has been restored and will apply retrospectively from
15 February 2020 for the next three years
To benefit families of contractual/ casual workers, the condition of continuous employment in only one
establishment has been liberalized, with benefit being made available to families of even those employees who
may have changed jobs in the last 12 months preceding his death

Pls stay tuned for more updates in this group a detailed gazette Notification from the Ministry of Labour & Employment will be release

Pls refer to the PIB release

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