Harsh Kumar Mehta
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Is it mandatory to avail esi benefit under the new wage limit of 21000 for our old members. If they don't want to get this. Is it possible.?
As per my knowledge it is for new members . And if old want to avail this benefit then they can get it.
Am I right or wrong? Make Me clear please. Your suggestions are precious and will in my professional life.
6th November 2016 From India, Delhi
The notification (for the new wage limit of INR 21000) has not yet been released and hence you should hold on for the time being. In case of any queries, you may dial up your esic office number and check.
7th November 2016 From India, Mumbai
Dear member, social security laws are mandatory, compulsory in nature and not optional. As and when there is final amendment to the enhancement of wage ceiling, the compliance is required to be made from the date of enforcement of said amendment.
7th November 2016 From India, Noida
The Gazette notification is yet to be released. Once it is released the same is applicable for all the employees (It includes existing employees & new employees). No one can avail exemption from ESI benefits if he/she is earning 21000/- or less
7th November 2016 From India, Bangalore
Dear All, Here I am posting ESIC Gazette notification for new wage limit of INR 21000.
7th November 2016 From India, Vadodara

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Draft notification was published on October 6 by which Government invited objections/suggestions within one month. Medical benefit under the Act is given by State Health departments through separate wing called ESI Scheme. The Scheme run dispensaries and hospitals. In these dispensaries and hospitals services rendered is generally poor. Insured persons prefer to go to private health care providers paying money rather than going to ESI. As per ESI Corporation data as of December 2015, 51% of sanctioned posts of Medical experts and 29% of sanctioned posts of Medical officers remained vacant. Our concern is, how are they going to provide service to the additional 50 lakh workers and their families.
In this connection you are well come to see Talk Show over VNM News channel on following link:
7th November 2016 From India, Coimbatore
@Jenish Vegda It is just a draft notification. Gazette notification is yet to be released
7th November 2016 From India, Bangalore
Yes, Notification not received yet. may be it will be effective from November 16. also we are looking for changes in Emmloyee/Employers contribution may be reduced by ESIC. Regards Dwarika P Nautiyal
8th November 2016 From India, New Delhi
In our earlier gazette notifications in enhancement of wages limit under ESIC legislation is prospective not retrospective and hence any gazette not published before 30.09.2016, can be treated as not implemented and you can continue to recover ESIC Contribution on Rs.15K only for next six months.
8th November 2016 From India, New Delhi
People should understand that ESI is not only useful to get medical treatment in ESI Dispensaries and Hospitals. It can be used to avail medical reimbursement for the treatment done in Private Hospitals and also Cashless Super specialty Treatment in private hospital. It is applicable for entire family. The major advantage of ESI comparing with other private insurances is "Leave Wages".

The employer are exempted from Maternity Benefit Act and Employee Compensation Act for the employees covered under ESI Act.

So, for the employee who are taking Maternity Leave, she can get the salary from ESI. Employer will not pay the salary for those period.

Also, if an employee met with an accident during employment hours (from the time leaving from home in the morning and to the time reaching the home in the evening), all the expenses and leave compensation will be paid by ESI.

The effective way I followed in my company is

1. Educate or conduct bulk training session about the importance of ESI, benefits and comparison of ESI with other private medical insurances. I educated the same to Non ESI employees as knowledge sharing.

2. Assist the employees to get benefits from ESI.

3. Contact ESI to conduct Permanent Card Bio metric Camp in your office. (If the employee strength is more than 50, they will come). Also, they can even conduct session to your employees to explain the benefits of ESI.

4. Try to make their mind that it is only beneficial to them. Showing about the employer contribution won't help to convince them.

After these steps which I have taken, many NON ESI employees asked me that they are willing to come into ESI. Now, this latest news will give them joy. (Of course, there will be some employees who won't like it - as they never use ESI or other medical insurances)
8th November 2016 From India, Chennai
Hi Please give some clarity on new ESIC coverage rate as it is Rs. 21000/- or Rs. 15000/- ?
8th November 2016 From India, New Delhi
As of today’s date, the ESI applicable slab is Rs. 15,000/-
8th November 2016 From India, Chennai
Please share the new amendment done in ESIC Act , where ESIC is not compulsory for building & construction company
23rd November 2018 From India, Delhi
Pl.note the circular of ESIC attached herewith for clarity on the subject. Also read this link-https://www.citehr.com/108722-esi-applicability-construction-employees-doc-download.html
24th November 2018 From India, Bangalore

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Jenish Vegda,
Need your help in ascertaining what is the procedure for renewal and amendment to be carried out under Gujarat Shops Act.
simultaneously it is mandatory to carry out change in the address in Professional Tax Certificate ( Both).
Further it is imperative to have property Tax be paid without which Shops Inspector are instructed not to renew and amend the Shops Reg certificate .
Further need What BU stands for if the property tax has not been paid by property owner.
Kindly revert.
25th November 2018 From India, Andheri
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