2. Further in cases, where the Branch Office of any covered unit is located in another State, Sub-Code Number is required to be obtained from the Regional/Sub Regional Office of ESIC in which the said Branch Office/Sales Officde is situated. Therefore, it will be more better if the matter is taken up and discussed with the Regional/Sub-Regional Office concerned.
(this is copy of the applicability) So you may proceed accordinlgy...
Under Section 2(12) the Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.
Under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 20* or more persons.
Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Private Medical and Educational institutions employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
*Note: 14 State Govts. / UTs have reduced the threshold limit for coverage of shops and other establishments from 20 to 10 or more persons. Remaining State Governments/UTs are in the process of reducing the same.
best of luck ...Your really appreciated for your concern for the employee..
Under proprietorship is 9+1 (nine in roll and 1 proprietor)
Under company is 8+2 (ie 8 in roll and two director, if director three then 7+3)
Applicability starts form 10 number completed including director /proprietor.
You dont fall under ESIC scheme right now.
Number of employee is 8 and the auto loader and part time accountant are not to be treated as 2 more employees bringing the total to 10.
Even your part time accountant can be made into a account book writing contract.