if yr industry currently not covered under ESIC, the workers will be under the coverage of WC Act & MB Act. You can as well get a medical coverage thru any Insurance Companies under these statutes. As and when ESIC covers your area by providing suitable infrastructure such as ESI Dispensary your industry will come under the coverage and you have no option at that time to take any exemption but to cover under ESI which is statutory and later you have comply with all provisions of ESIC Act.
Any further queries pls feel free to get back.
12th November 2009 From India, Hyderabad
Just one thing I want a clarification... Is there somewhere in ESI act which defines the area of ESI establishment in an area... If so which section... Just to have info. for records so that the practice we have under WC Act could not be challenge at any time.
Thanks a lot for the inputs.
13th November 2009 From India, Delhi
There is no section, rule or regulation under ESI Act mentioning the area of coverage but the provisions of the act will immediately apply soon after the area is covered with necessary infrastructure such ESI Dispensary and Branch Office when you need not cover your employees under WC Act and follow the provisions of ESI act which will become mandatory.
Sorry for late in replying your query.
22nd November 2009 From India, Hyderabad
i working with a company which have started deduct esi contribution as per new norms. but our some staff have been deputed in those areas for a new project which are not under cover of esi. please let me clear whether we should take declaration from staff and how one can be benefitted with such .
I m just new with esi application
yours comments and advice are highly invited.
7th June 2010 From India
In addition to that through ESIC - Headquarters' Office u can see the non-implemented areas list also.......
9th September 2010 From India, Hyderabad