Partner - Risk Management
Sr. Manager Hr/admin
ESIC registration is mandatory if 10 or more employee are employed irrespective of their salary .
You can visit ESIC website and register your company under ESIC. Yes it is true that you will be asked to provide declaration of 10 employees during the registration process you can include the name of employee who are earning salary more that 15000/- but you are not liable to pay contribution for them .
For more clarification you can contact me on 9722965801 or email me on
18th October 2015 From India, Mumbai
The ESIC applicability is for companies with 20 or more workers (some states have reduced the number to 10)
However, definition of worker is someone who has a salary of less than ₹15000
So unless you have at least 10 people with Salary below that lever, ESIC will not apply to you.
This was confirmed by the ESIC inspector at one of our clients place a year ago.
19th October 2015 From India, Mumbai
Thanks for your advice
I am sure as even if one employee is earning less than 15000/- then it is applicable.
For example we are the victim for that. As a HR person I advised our management for ESIC enrollment but our management didn't consider for enrollment. Our total employee strength is about 23 out of that at any calendar month there was not even 5 employees who were drawing less than 15000/- Normally salaries will be above 17000/- except few freshers for 3-4 months.
Inspector slapped us with interest & penalty for last 3 years
19th October 2015 From India, Bangalore
I think the local guys take any interpretation they like.
The cost of fighting it is u fortunately very high.
One option is to approach the ESIC office for confirmation,......
20th October 2015 From India, Mumbai
For your reference I am enclosing the copy of the amendment also
20th October 2015 From India, Bangalore