As a company, we are covered under Employee Compensation Act. Is it a statutory mandate or Good HR practice to conduct a pre-employment check for any new hire ?
From India, Mumbai
Glidor
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@StrictlyHR
all companies are covered under EC Act, but depending on the size of establishment and nature of employment, the company authorized and related Medical-insurance company takes measures for health check-ups
in certain sensitive areas where the hazardous industry, such tests are common, however with such tests only nothing co0nclusive can be found. as such common tests have variable limits.


Thanks for your prompt response! So to conclude on this - It will be right to say that Pre-employment medical check is not a statutory mandate but just a good pre-hiring HR practice.
From India, Mumbai
rkn61
464

@Sricity HR,
It is a common practice for Standard, repute and professionally managed companies to arrange a pre-employment medical check up for selected candidates, by company em panelled doctors, to ascertain whether the new incumbent shall be physically and mentally suitable to take up the job.
Depending upon the level for which the candidate are placed, for e.g. for a managerial position,
it is necessary for top management to ascertain whether the candidate has a good physique, good mental health, intellectual health and whether he is en emotionally driven person or not, assessment of his IQ & EQ levels, his mental balance if he is put in some situations etc. Thus psychological test also become part and parcel of the pre-employment medical check up.
Candidate shall be offered a position only after thorough screening of these reports and recommendation of the Doctor regarding the suitability of the candidate.

From India, Aizawl
Please check the Factory rule of your State if your organization has any factory, then Pre-employment and periodical medical check up is probably a statutory requirement.
From India, New Delhi
Employee's Compensation Act, 1923 has been made applicable to employer...
as an employer, he is liable to pay compensation, if personal injury is caused to an employee by an "Accident" arising out of and in the course of his employment due to occupational hazard. The employer is not bound to pay any compensation for any disease that is caused not out of employment or ailing disease employee carrying by birth or heredity or prior to employment.
It is therefore good to conduct a pre-employment check up for any new hire, to ensure that you are employing healthy people.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Sir,
As query raised by you in aspects,
1. As a company, we are covered under Employee Compensation Act.
Is it a statutory mandate
Ans: Where there is absence of ESIC Coverage - Complying of Employee Compensation Act is mandatory by taking / opting the policy.
And also even though if your unit comes under coverage of ESIC, i personally advised you to take Unnamed EC policy by covering the excluded employees from ESI
or Good HR practice to conduct a pre-employment check for any new hire ?
Ans: Pre-Employment Check is mandatory under Rule 61(SC)B of TS / AP Factories Rules 1950

From India, Nizamabad
Pre-employment Medical Check up is mandatory under Rule 61(SC)B of TS / AP Factories Rules 1950
From India, Nizamabad

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