Yes it is applicable even to the software industry so long as the other criteria of having more than 10 employees is fulfilled. Once registered under ESI it will be applicable even if the strength goes down the required mark. If you have insurance which is much better than the ESI and applicable to all the employees you may have to prove the same to the authorities to take exemption. You need to first register your company with the ESI before going for any exemption which is an exception rather than a rule.
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11th December 2018 From India, Hyderabad
ESI is applicable to all factories, shops and establishment engaging 10 or more employees (all types of employment) on any given day in preceding 12 months, the ESI Act will be applicable. However it is also important to find whether the geographical area where your establishment is situated has been notified by ESIC as implemented area or not. Implemented are is the area where ESIC has made available dispensary/Hospital and other infrastructure to extend ESI benefits to prospective members.
Please find here attached a list of such areas in state of Tamilnadu.
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11th December 2018 From India, Mumbai
The company is running around 5 years but still not registered under ESI. They are saying it is exemption for the company.
I couldnot find the reason
Can you please share your knowledge about this
12th December 2018 From India, Tiruppur
Who has given exemption. on what grounds, do you have any Documents in support of this?
Do you have Employees drawing Gross Salary of Rs21,000/-PM & Below
Please also find out ESI Applicability to neighbour Industries, visit nearest ESI Office to get information
Ignorance of Law is not an excuse
16th December 2018 From India, New Delhi