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 10* or more persons.
Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Private Medical and Educational institutions employing 10* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
*Note: However in Some State threshold limit for Coverage of establishments in still 20 Employees of the aforesaid categories of factories and establishments These State Governments/UTs are in the process of reducing the same. The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs.21,000/- per month (w.e.f. 01/01/2017).
The ESI Scheme is being implemented area-wise by stages. The Scheme has already been implemented in different areas in the following States/Union Territories of Indian Union
All the States except Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
All union territories except Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep Islands.
The scheme is notified in 325 complete Districts out of 393 Districts, where scheme was partially implemented and 89 Districts Headquarters out of non implemented Districts.
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