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Under ESI Act, sickness benefit is given for a period of:
THE EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE (ESI) ACT, 1948: (NEW GUIDELINES)
1. Scope of ESI Act: The act covers all the factories in India 'excluding mines, defence, railways'. The Act in the first instance applies to all non-seasonal factories, employing 10 or more persons, for wages on any day in implemented areas.
i. It covers all employees getting up to ~ 15,000/- per month
- It excludes educational institutions
2. Finance: The employer contributes 4.75% of total wage bill; the employee contributes 1.75% of wages. State and Central Government share medical expenditure in ration of 1:7
3. Sickness Benefits to employees under ESI:
i. Sickness benefit: 50% of the average daily wages and is payable for 91 days (in any continuous period of 365 days).
ii. Extended sickness benefit: Payable for 2 years for a set of 34 diseases
iii. Enhanced sickness benefit: Full average daily wage for duration upto 7 days in the case of Vasectomy and up to 14 days in the case of the Tubectomy.
1. The per capita cost of medical benefit under ESI scheme was Rs 90S/-in 2001-02
2. To become eligible to Sickness Benefit, one should have paid contribution for not less than 78 days during the corresponding contribution period
3. Employees in receipt of a daily average wage up to ~ 50/ - are exempted from payment of contribution; Employers will however contribute their own share in respect of these employees
4. Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana (under ESI): Unemployment allowance (at standard benefit rate for maximum 6 months) for employees who are rendered unemployed involuntarily due to closure of factory.