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Dear All
As we all are aware that new ESIC limit is changed from 10000 to 15000 effective 01/05/2010.
My question here is
Employee's Gross was Rs. 12500 so he was not covered in ESIC before 01/05/2010.
Now since ESIC limit has increased he is covered in ESIC.
He receives salary increment in the month of May effective April 2010. so the arrears for the month of April will be along with May month's salary.
Will ESIC be deducted on Arrears of April month's salary? as he was not covered at that time.
Please reply ASAP.
Mahendra Furia

From India, Mumbai
Dear Mahendra, ESIC contribution will not be deducted for the Apr10 months arrears payments. Bhupesh
From India, Mumbai

In April, the ceiling limit was only 10,000/- and the employee was drawing above this limit in April, which was the beginning of the contribution period. The revision in wage ceiling has come in to effect only from 1st May. Hence he is re-coverable only from May on wards. No need to pay any contribution for April.

The General Rule is for any increase in Dearness allowance or increment from a retrospective date, the ESI Contribution is to be paid only from the month in which such increase is announced.This is applicable for coverage of an employee also. In case of revision of wages from a retrospective date as a result of agreement with the employees' organisation or otherwise, contribution is due only from the month in which such agreement is reached or the wage revision is announced as the case may be. No need to pay any contribution on the past arrears. Similarly, the employee cannot be exempted from ESI from a retrospective date due to crossing the wage ceiling, but continue to be covered till the end of the contribution period in which such revision is announced. If wages are increased from Jan'10, and announced in May, 10, contribution is to be paid on enhanced wages from May,10. If the employee cross the ceiling limit as a result of the revision, contribution is to be paid till the end of Sept.'10.

From India, Hyderabad
Dear This new limit has been applicable by 1st of May, 2010. That’s why it has no relation with previous Salary of concerned employee.
From India, New Delhi
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From India, Hyderabad
No change in the % of ESI deduction, i.e. Employees share is @ 1.75%(rounded up to the next higher rupee) & Employer's share is @ 4.75% totally 6.5%.........to be deposited on or before 21st of the following month........... in case of any querry don't hesitate to call me @ 09443434313 or .......
From India, Hyderabad
Hi Mahendra,
Even if the salary is hiked, immediately you cannot stop the ESI contribution for them. You have to finish their cycle of contribution period corresponding to the next benefit period. Abruptly you canot stop the contribution from the date of the new revision.
1st Cont period: April - Sep, 1st Benefit period:July - Dec
2nd Cont period: Oct - March, 2nd Benefit period:Jan - June
Your staff continues to be a member till the end of that contribution period and corresponding Benefit period is covered. For the remaining months of contribution period, he has to pay ESI on the new wages and stop from next cycle. So accordingly you plan the salary revision time.

From India, Madras
Hi All,
I am new entry for this Cite Hr.
We are having non ESI staffs, i,e gross was more than 10000 till now. But due to ESI revision they will be covered under ESI.
I want to know whether we can cover them after three or four months since i'm waiting for the approval for their revisions.
Is it possible?
Sakthivel P
HR Executive.

From India, Tiruppur
Its not possible. The scheme is not optional or voluntary. You have to cover all such employees from 1-5-2010. If you delay their coverage, the principal employer is liable to pay even the employees' share of contribution from their own funds. You can not deduct the contribution for the back period from the employees' future wages. Besides, you are also liable to pay interest and dames for delayed payment. Legal action under Section 85 cannot be ruled out. So act in time.
From India, Hyderabad
If any employee cross the limit of ESI then he will not be covered under ESI Act.
For example, present salary of the employee is 12,500/- and is due for increment.
Once the increment was given and if it is above 15,000/- then he will not be covered under ESI
ESI Act says, only the employees drawing 15,000/- and below are entitiled for ESI benefit
Volta Fashions

From India, Visakhapatnam

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