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Mr Rjanand
If you understand that EC Act is applicable only to manufacturing sector, you are wrong.It seems that you have not read sch: II of the Act.Dear friend, it is applicable to other areas also even to plantations and elephant keeping.
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Am not into legal and hence I'm not aware of the details. That's the reason I'm seeking help / info on this forum so that I can decide on the next course of action. Your guidance is welcome.
Hello Varghese Mathew,
I think Rajeev has a valid point--suggest guide him the options open to him in terms he can understand & implement.
Rather than giving generic explanations about the EC Act & any other Acts, maybe he will be able to benefit more if he is given inputs on 'what to do' & 'why' [based on the relevant Acts] with SPECIFIC reference to his situation.
Rajeev Pl call me for detailed clarification as posting in this may not cover all aspects. Varghese Mathew 9961266966
Dear All, In this cash company is reliable for give compensation of his dependent family??????? Regards, Vivek
Dear Mr Rajeev, generally every company will have insurance coverage also, pl look into this aspect, while with regard to compensation, let me pl know whether the industry is registered and covered under the act?, i mean the position of the deceased employee is with in the valid limits of the act or not. never the less the compensation can be claimed by the dependents from the government and as well from the management also. in case of any clarification required you may write to me on or you may call me on 09010352384
Dear Rajeev,

I can understand your anxiety about the entitlement of compensation to the deceased.We all have sympathy for the bereaved family.This is a complex case of accident,which needs every details of his movements and link the same with his official duties.Although every case depends upon its own merits yet certain principles have been laid down by the different courts whereby notional extension or casual connection of employment is determined on case to case basis. In your cousin's case, you need to prove that he was under extreme stress or was over exerted due to the work pressure causing the stroke which paralyzed him on the right side resulting in death.In this case the medical report the hospital where he expired is very very important.There are number of judgments by various courts supporting these kinds of cases.Normally the employer is very sympathetic in such cases otherwise the dependents have to file an application before the Commissioner declared under the Employees' Compensation Act, 1923 of the Area, who has the jurisdiction to decide such matters.

BS Kalsi

Member since Aug 2011
Dear Rajeev,
You had mentioned that the employer had arranged for hospital treatment through cashless hospitalisation. (may be through individual hospitalisation policy) In that case, the employer may have also taken a group accident coverage policy for the employees, since the employees are expected to travel frequently and extensively. This fact you have to check up with the employer.
If that policy has a 24 hour coverage, then the death also could be covered. Since he was travelling from Hubli to Chennai via Bangalore ( I think there is no other way to Reach Chennai from Hubli) in connection with the official work, by giving "notional extension" of arising out of and during the course of employment, this may be covered.
I request you to please contact the concerned officers of the Co and ascertain whether any such insurance policy is in force. If you personally meet the Officers and explain the position, they will extend support.

Thank you all for your help. The company does not seem to be cooperating with correct information as needed on their policy in such situations with regard to employee's death. Am still following up.

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