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ESIC: Recruitment of Around 5200 Various Posts in ESIC Under Way

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ESIC to Allow Non – IPs to Avail Medical Services from its Underutilized Hospitals
Recruitment of Around 5200 Various Posts in ESIC Under Way

06 DEC

The ESI Corporation during its 176th meeting held on 05.12.18 under the Chairmanship of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C) has taken some very important decisions towards improvements in its service delivery mechanism.

In the meeting, It was decided to allow Non-IPs (Non Insured Persons) to avail medical services from underutilized ESIC Hospitals after levying User Charges at a subsidized cost of Rs. 10/- for OPD Consultation, at 25% of CGHS package rates for admitted patients and to provide medicines on actual rate initially for one year on pilot basis. It will immensely help common people get the quality medical care at very low cost. Besides, it will ensure full utilization of resources of hospital for people’s cause.

Recruitment to the 5200 posts in various categories like Social Security Officer, Insurance Medical Officer Grade-II, Junior Engineers, Teaching Faculty, Paramedical & Nursing Cadre, UDC and Steno etc. in ESIC is under process.

To meet the shortage of specialist/super specialist doctors in some of the ESIC Hospitals, the ESIC approved for hiring of full time contractual specialists/super specialists in the department of Anaesthesia, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Gyne, Ortho, Cardiology, Nephrology and Medical Oncology after inviting open tender.

Keeping in view the rise in the National Floor Level Minimum Wages to Rs. 176/-, it was decided in the meeting to Enhance the exemption limit for payment of employees’ share of contribution from Rs. 137 to Rs. 176.

Shri Heera Lal Samaria, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Sh. Raj Kumar, Director General, ESIC, ESIC representatives of Employees and Employers and ESI Corporation Members, representatives of state govts. and senior officers of the Ministry were also present in the meeting.

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ESIC wins ISSA GOOD Practice Award, Asia & the Pacific 2018

Ministry of Labour & Employment
ESIC wins ‘ISSA GOOD Practice Award, Asia & the Pacific 2018′

08 OCT 2018

The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has won the ISSA Good Practice Award’ for Administrative Solution for Coverage Extension at the “Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific” held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently.

The award recognizes the measures taken by ESIC for extension of coverage-SPREE (Scheme for Promoting Registration of Employers and Employees), reduced rate of contribution rates for 24 months in newly implemented areas and raising the wage limit for coverage under the ESI Act, etc.

Shri Raj Kumar, IAS, Director General, ESIC represented Employees’ State Insurance Corporation and received the Certificate of Merit on behalf of ESIC.

The Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific is a triennial Forum, which is the most important social security event in the Region.  For the triennial Regional Forum, ISSA invites submissions for the ISSA Good Practices Award for Asia and the Pacific Regions. The Forum provides unique opportunities to CEOs and Managers of ISSA Member Institutions to discuss key social security challenges and share their experiences.

The ISSA (International Social Security Association) is the principal international organization for Social Security Organizations, Govts. and Departments of Social Security.  The ISSA, founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, promotes excellence in social security administration through professional guidelines, expert knowledge, services and support to enable its Members to develop dynamic social security systems.

The ESI Corporation hosts ISSA Liaison Office for South Asia at New Delhi. The Liasion Office coordinates with the Member countries and Social Security Institutions in Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran on activities of ISSA related to social security.

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Newly Launched Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna to Benefit More Than 3 Crore Insured Persons

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Newly Launched Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna to Benefit More Than 3 Crore Insured Persons

26 SEP 2018

Around 3.2 crore Insured Persons (IPs) will benefit from newly launched scheme of ESIC ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’. The ESI Corporation has approved ‘ATAL BIMIT VYAKTI KALYAN YOJNA’ for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948. This scheme is a relief payable in cash directly to the Bank Account in case of unemployment and while they search for new engagement. The cash benefit given to the unemployed persons searching for new employment will be 25 percent of his average earning of 90 days. Shri Gangwar was addressing on the occasion of 7th National Conference on Security and Safety at Workplace and distribution of Safety Systems Excellence Awards in New Delhi today.

Addressing the function, the Minister added that there are around six crores of workers in organized sector who are getting benefits of EPFO, ESIC and Social Security Schemes. The Union Government has taken many steps to enhance their working conditions, safety and social security in order to improve their standard of living. Present government is continuously making efforts to improve life conditions of around 40 crore workers of the unorganized sector also. In last two years nearly one crore workers have been linked with ESIC benefits and more than one crore have been brought in the fold of EPFO. Pradhan Mantri Jeewan Jyoti Beema Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojna  are totally free for unorganized workers. He further said that nearly 3 crore workers are benefitting from these Social Security Schemes.

The honorarium of 14 Lakh Aanganwadi workers have been increased from Rs. 3,000 per month to Rs. 4,500 per month. Likewise, honorarium of Aanganwadi helpers has also been increased from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 2,250 per month. The incentive of AASHA workers has also been doubled, he added.

Shri Gangwar further said that the Ministry is making efforts to increase employment opportunities through Pradhan Manrti Rojgar Protsahan Yojana. Twelve per cent of the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution of new employees is being given by government so that employers may not have to bear this cost. The government has spent Rs. 1,744 crores for this EPF contribution for around 72 Lakh employees of nearly 87,000 organizations in last two years.

The Minister congratulated all the winners of Safety Systems Excellence Awards and expressed hope that all the participants of this conference will gain from the ideas discussed on this forum.

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PIB – Two New Facilities for ESIC Beneficiaries Launched

PIB – Two New Facilities for ESIC Beneficiaries Launched

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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

23-August-2018 17:42 IST

Two New Facilities for ESIC Beneficiaries Launched

In order to empower Insured Persons and their beneficiaries and create awareness among other Stakeholders, ESIC has come up with two new user friendly initiatives. The initiatives include the facility of ‘IVR (Interactive Voice Response)/Help Desk’ for ESIC Toll Free No. – 1XXX-XX-2526 and production of seven Audio-Visual clips on ESI Benefits.

ESIC has started recently a landmark facility with ‘Launching of IVR / Help Desk’ for ESIC Toll Free No. – 1XXX-XX-2526. Apart from on the spot redressal of callers’ queries, this facility also receives the complaints/grievances simultaneously. Complaints requiring longer period are given unique ticket number and forwarded to PG Portal of ESIC for early redressal. The callers are satisfied and happy to experience interactive response from ‘Help Desk’ for the first time. On an average, more than 1000 calls are received daily and are attended to the utmost satisfaction of the callers.

To educate and spread awareness about ESI Benefits among the Stakeholders, mainly the workforce, ESIC has produced seven Audio-Visuals using infographics and simple language. These Audio-Visuals are already available on You Tube (ESIC HQ You Tube Channel) and the response is very encouraging.

The Audio-Visual clips have been produced for ‘UMANG’ platform of Govt. of India which will host the ESIC Mobile App ‘Chinta Se Mukti’. The App will be launched very shortly. The Audio-Visual clips are also being produced in English and all other major regional languages for the benefit of ESIC Insured Persons spread across the country.

The Clips will help all the Stakeholders, Insured Persons and their family members, employers and employees of ESIC to understand the various benefits being provided under ESI Scheme.

Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar has expressed hope that the launch of user friendly initiatives by ESIC will certainly empower the work force of the country.

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May Day Celebration by Ministry of Labour and Employment

May Day Celebration by Ministry of Labour and Employment

27 APR 2018

International Labour Day is also known as the May Day and is celebrated at the international level to promote and encourage the healthy dialogue among social partners. International Workers’ Day is a big celebration at the world level and it is celebrated to commemorate the 4th of May of 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago.

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment conveys Best Wishes to all the workers on MAY DAY and said, “Your hard work and your dedication have built the Nation”.

Ministry of Labour & Employment will organise programme on the 1st May, 2018 at 10.00 AM at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation will be the Chief Guest. The Event will be attended by the Secretaries of various Ministries of Government of India, Senior Officers of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Members of various Boards/Advisory Bodies of the Ministry, Academicians, and senior representatives of Workers’ & Employers’ Organisations and representatives of ILO.

On this occasion, while sharing key initiatives and achievements of the last 4 years, Ministry will also be launching a series of new Online Services through Shram Suvidha Portal as well as new initiatives by EPFO. Further, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (V.V.G.N.L.I) will be releasing a new Publication on the challenges of Social security to the working class.

Ministry of Labour and Employment for the first time will be awarding the Model Employers as recognized by ESIC & EPFO and Central Labour Service Officers who have excelled in their service. The benefits to Building and Other Constructions Workers will also be distributed. It would be followed by a panel discussion of labour experts on the “Strategy for providing Social Security to Unorganised Workers”.

Minister once again Greets every worker in the country and appeals to “MAKE INDIA GREAT LAND ON EARTH WITH OUR HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION…”

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NITI Aayog: Monthly Payroll Data released for the first time

NITI Aayog

Monthly Payroll Data released for the first time

Numbers indicate the efforts made by the Government on job creation and formalization of the economy.

26 APR 2018

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and the Pension fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) have released payroll data.

India has, for the first time, introduced monthly payroll reporting for the formal sector to facilitate analysis of new and continuing employment.

The payroll data, categorized age-wise, for the months September, 2017 to February, 2018 has been released on 25th April, 2018.

The numbers from these three organisations are an eye opener and put an end to all speculations and conjectures regarding job creation in the economy. They also strengthen the efforts made by the Government on job creation and formalization of the economy.

There are other organisations also, such as ICAI, Bar Council, Medical Council and other professional bodies which could have such monthly data for payroll reporting for their professionals.

Data released by EPFO shows that during September, 2017 to February, 2018, 31.10 lakh new additions across all age groups were made in the payroll. Given that the data for recent months is provisional due to continuous updation of employee records, this could be called a conservative estimate. The actual figures may well be more than this.

From the PFRDA, the New Pension Scheme (NPS) data indicates generation of 4.2 lakh new payroll during the given period, that too only from Tier-I account. NPS currently manages the corpus of around 50 lakh employees in State and Central government. For this study the Central and State autonomous bodies have been shown under Central and State governments respectively, while non-government refers to the corporate sector employees.

From the above two organisations itself, 35.3 lakh new payrolls were generated during this six month period.

In addition, the ESIC data also mirrors the payroll growth shown in the other two sets of data from EPFO and PFRDA. Since ESIC data is not Aadhar seeded there is further scope of some modifications.

The payroll data from these three organisations would now be released every month. Given that till now there was no such system in place, this data would provide a more firm basis for various analysis and studies of the economy, job creation, as also aid in policy making. We may as well as bid goodbye to the days of analyses based on random sample surveys. Hopefully this would also end the debate regarding and criticisms about jobless growth in the economy.

A more constructive phase of focusing on deriving the most out of this data for furthering development should now begin.

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ESIC Calendar and Diary 2018

Santosh Kumar Gangwar releases ESIC Calendar and Diary

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment, Government of India released the ESIC Calendar, Diary and Telephone Directory for the year 2018 at a special function in New Delhi today.

The ESIC Calendar-2018 gives basic information about the efforts taken by ESIC in increasing ESI coverage and reach, various benefits offered and areas of priorities for the New Year under ESI Scheme etc. The ESIC Diary-2018 also gives complete information about the initiatives and achievements of ESIC during the year 2017 and various benefits offered to the Insured Persons and their Beneficiaries besides complete address and contact number of various ESIC Establishments pan India.

A short presentation on the ESIC achievements and areas of priorities for the upcoming New Year-2018 depicted through Calendar and Diary was made the occasion. The Minister appreciated and congratulated the entire ESIC team for bringing out important information on ESI Scheme through these releases which will benefit all the Stakeholders of ESI Scheme. The Minister also referred to the efforts taken by the ESIC for improving its services to the Insured Persons and Employers so as to ensure a healthy and happy workforce of the country.

The Employees State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer Social Security organization providing comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable Medical Care and a range of Cash Benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc. The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs.21,000/- a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act. The Act now applies to over 8.98 lakh factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 3.19 crores family units of workers. As of now, the total beneficiary population of ESI Scheme stands over 12.40 crores. Ever since its inception in 1952, the ESI Corporation has, so far set up 151 Hospitals, 1489/174 Dispensaries / ISM Units, 815 Branch/Pay Offices and 63 Regional & Sub-Regional Offices.

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The Government is Committed for Job Security, Wage Security and Social Security of the Workers

The Government is Committed for Job Security, Wage Security and Social Security of the Workers

Shri BandaruDattatreya Launches “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission” Schemes on International Labour Day

The Government is Committed for Job Security, Wage Security and Social Security of the Workers: Shri BandaruDattatreya

Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment, Shri BandaruDattatreya launched two schemes “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission” on the occasion of International Labour Day today.

Under One IP- Two Dispensaries scheme ESIC has given an option to an Insured Person (IP) to choose two dispensaries, one for self and another for family through an employer. This will benefit all IPs, especially migrant workers who are working in other than home State, while their families are living in their native States. Because of non-availability of option of second dispensary, the dependent members of family are often deprived of medical benefits. By introducing the concept of ‘One IP- Two Dispensaries’, IP as well as their family members would now be able to get treatment from either of the dispensaries and in case of emergency from any ESI Institution.As of now, around 3 crores IPs are covered under ESIC and total number of beneficiaries i.e. IPs and their family members is over 12 crores.

Under Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission scheme all EPF Members who have activated their UAN and seeded their KYC (Aadhaar) with EPFO will be able to apply for PF final settlement (form19), Pension withdrawal benefit (Form10-C) and PF part withdrawal (Form31) from the their UAN Interface directly. The three forms collectively form more than 80% of EPFO’s claim workload.Members can complete the whole process online and they neither need to interact with the employer nor with the EPFO field office to submit online claim.They are not required to give any supporting document while preferring online PF part withdrawal case. Member’s applying online will be taken as his self-declaration for preferring the advance claim.

Launching the schemes Shri BandaruDattatreya said that the Government has recognised the importance of labour and the contribution of workers and is dedicated to their welfare. It is ensuring job security, wage security and social security to them.The Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment said that the Government is trying to provide social security to the workers of unorganised sector also. He said that in the recently launched scheme ‘SPREE’ by ESIC the new accounts of 77 lakh individuals and 66 thousand establishments have been opened and EPFO has also added around 50 lakhs new accounts in its recently launch scheme. 34 million registrations have already been done on National Career Service (NCS) Portal.

Earlier, Smt. M. Sathiyavathy, Secretary, Labour and Employment said that the ministry has undertaken many steps for the welfare of workers. The Ministry is also rationalising the labour laws for the ease of business. She said that upgradation of skill is necessary for the job opportunity.

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Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014

Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014

ESIC

U-16/30/580/2016-Pro.Cell(SST)/WUL-290

Dated: 05/04/2017

To,
Director (Med.) Delhi, Director (Med.) Noida
MS’s- All ESIC Hospitals
SSMC’s/SMC’s- All States

Sub: Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014- reg

Sir/Madam,

As per policy, ESI Corporation follows listed rates of CGHS for clearing bills of Empanelled Hospitals. In this context, ESIC Headquarters is receiving numerous representations from field units as well as tie-up hospitals regarding issues pertaining to defined CGHS package rates. As per clarifications received from CGHS Hqrs, New Delhi, the decisions are as under:

S.No. / Queries Raised / Decisions

1.Whether 10% deduction on rates admissible for General Ward is done for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.

No deduction or enhancement for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.

2.Whether immunosuppressant therapy for Kidney Transplantation (Related) is included within the package rates.

Yes, the rate is inclusive of immunotherapy.

3.Whether any charges for the consumable (balloon) are to be paid additionally over the package rate for Balloon Mitral Valvotomy/PTMC- (CGHS 547)

No additional Charges need to be paid.

4.Whether charges for the dye/medicine are to be paid additionally over the Package rates for Radio-Isotope Therapy- (CGHS 1364-1370)

Rates are inclusive of the dyes. No additional charges need to be paid.

These instructions will be valid from 01.04.2017.

This issues with the approval of Director General.

Your faithfully

sd/-
(Dr.Sangeeta Mathur)
Dy. Medical Commissioner (SST)

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Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016

Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016

HEADQUARTERS
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
An [so 9001-2000 certified organisation)
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN CIG MARG NEW DELHI

No. A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E.III

Dated:- 27.02.2017

To,

The Regional Director,
Regional Office,
ESI Corporation,
Chennai

Sub:- Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation -reg

Sir,

Kindly refer to your letter No.51/A/27/17/1/7th CPC/2016/Admn.II/Part file dated 22.11.2016 on the above cited subject.

In this regard, I am directed to invite your attention to Rule 7(3) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 as per which ‘A Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure’.

Accordingly, an employee who is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 01.01.2016, the arrears are also payable from 01.01.2016 provided the employee is entitled for leave salary.

This issues with the concurrence of Fin. & A/c’s.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(J. SRIVASTAVA)
ASST. DIRECTOR

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EPF pensioners to get medical benefits: Bandaru Dattatreya

EPF pensioners to get medical benefits: Bandaru Dattatreya

New Delhi: Nearly 58 lakh people Employees Provident Fund pensioners will now get medical benefits, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in the Lok Sabha today.

“Regarding the pensioners, we are going to give the pensioners benefit under the ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) to those who are retired pensioners. We will be providing all medical services to the retired pensioners. 58 lakh pensioners will be benefited,” he said.

Dattatreya was replying to a debate on a private member’s resolution moved by RSP member N K Premachandran on ‘Steps To Ensure Welfare of Employees Provident Fund Pensioners’.

A meeting of the EPFO Board yesterday had on its agenda a proposal to provide health insurance scheme to pensioners of the Employees Pension Scheme through Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

Although the board agreed in principle to approve the proposal but a final call would be taken on this in the next meeting of the CBT.

Earlier, back of the envelop calculations done by ESI had estimated Rs 200 monthly premium per person for providing health cover under its scheme to the EPFO pensioners.

The proposal is aimed at providing health cover to EPFO pensioners, who get very little amount as pension and hence healthcare is out of their reach.

Hukum Narayan Yadav (BJP), while participating in the debate, demanded pension for farmers and agricultural labourers.

Participating in the discussion, Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena) said that unclaimed pension fund of around Rs 27,000 crore which has been deposited should be utilised for the people.

Ravindra Kumar Rai (BJP) said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was of view that policies of the country should be according to the country and added the present government under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi “we are leading the same direction.”

Contending that the present government wants to spread the ray of hope for those who are suffering from destitute, Rai said “We are not working for the political intent but with social ethos.”

He also suggested that in every district some amount should be kept aside for the needy which should be allocated to them when there is a need.

Pashupati Nath Singh (BJP) said the unclaimed fund of about Rs 27,000 crore lying with EPFO belongs to poor and it should be utilised to provide relief to the poor only.

Poor people due to lack of awareness or information about rules for drawal could not withdraw so it is lying unused with the the EPFO, he said.

Government has taken various steps to make India a pensioned society, he added.

Due to efforts of the government, the shift of PF fund from one organisation to other has become seamless, said Jugal Kishor Sharma (BJP).

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Expansion of ESI Hospital Services

Expansion of ESI Hospital Services

The Employees State Insurance (ESI) Corporation has taken a number of reform initiatives to expand the services of ESI Hospitals in the country. The ESI Corporation in its 167th meeting decided to establish ESI hospitals and dispensaries based on geographical necessity i.e. the health facility should be created not based on the present Insured Persons population but on the basis of projected population of the Insured Persons after a period of three years for dispensaries and five years for hospitals. Also, ESI Corporation has accepted the recommendation of 46th Indian Labour Conference to upgrade its dispensaries into 6 and 30 bedded hospitals in phased manner.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Enhancement of Maternity Leave – Lok Sabha Q&A

Enhancement of Maternity Leave – Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 672
ANSWERED ON: 06.02.2017

Maternity Leave

SHASHI THAROOR
Will the Minister of

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a)whether the Government proposes to extend the time span of the compulsory paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks in private organizations;
(b)if so, the details thereof;
(c)whether the Government also proposes to amend section 4 of the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, to ensure that women employed in various public sector undertakings receive the same benefit; and
(d)if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) & (b): Yes, Madam. The Government has decided to enhance the paid maternity leave from existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks and an Amendment Bill in this regard was introduced in the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill on 11.08.2016. With regard to women workers covered under Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, such enhancement has already been effected by amending the ESI (Central) Rules,1950.

(c) & (d): There is no proposal to amend Section 4 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The benefits under this Act are already applicable and available to women employed in various public sector undertakings.

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Cashless treatment of ESIC Employees and cash compensation for loss of wages

Cashless treatment of ESIC Employees and cash compensation for loss of wages: Loksabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 875
ANSWERED ON: 21.11.2016

ESIC Employees

YOGI ADITYANATH
Y. S. AVINASH REDDY
KOTHA PRABHAKAR REDDY

cash-compensation-under-esic-scheme

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has stopped/proposes to stop the cashless treatment of ESIC Employees;

(b)if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c)the steps being taken by the government to alleviate problems of ESIC employees in this regard;

(d)whether the Health Insurance Scheme run by the Government provides guarantee of income which is necessary for livelihood and if so, the details thereof; and

(e)if not, whether the Government proposes to implement such schemes in future?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) & (c): No, Madam. The employees under ESI Scheme are eligible for cashless treatment in the ESI Hospitals and tie up hospitals. In case of emergency treatment outside the ESI network, the employees are reimbursed on CGHS rates or respective state rates.

(b): Not applicable in view of answer at (a) above.

(d): Yes, Madam. Under ESI Scheme, cash compensation for loss of wages is paid as under:

1. Sickness Leave – For 91 days @ 70% of wages

2. Temporary disablement – Till the spell of sickness lasts @ 90% of wages

3. Maternity leave – For 12 weeks (under revision to 26 weeks) @ 100% of wages

4. Unemployment allowance- @50% for first year and 25% for second year.

(e): Not applicable.
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30 lakh to benefit from new EPF limit

30 lakh to benefit from new EPF limit

The move will help 1.2 crore people who will now be eligible for health care benefits.

The Centre’s move to increase the wage ceiling for employee coverage under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, to Rs 25,000 per month from the existing Rs 15,000 per month limit is expected to benefit a larger working population and include approximately 30 lakh more workers to the Employees State Insurance (ESI) pool.

The move would also benefit 1.2 crore more people who will now be eligible for health care benefits at more than 1,500 clinics and hospitals run by the ESIC directly or indirectly. Earlier as of March 31, 2016, there were around 2.1 crore persons who were insured under the ESI Act and a total of over 6 crore beneficiaries. Employees and employers contribute to the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation at the specified rates, which are currently, 1.75 per cent of the wages (employee’s contribution) and 4.75 per cent of the wages (employer’s contribution) paid/payable in respect of the employees in every wage period.

However, the increased wage ceiling is expected to pose a challenge to employers in terms of the wage costs to be borne by them, said Nishith Desai Associates, legal and tax councillors.

Employers, it noted, would now be required to make provisions of cash benefit and health insurance for an extended employee population who draw wages up to Rs 21,000 per month. It also sees this as a challenge for the government to ensure that the quality of medical facilities (including hospital infrastructure) provided under the ESI Act are improved such that the desired benefit is achieved. It is a positive move with the objective of expanding the ambit of social security schemes to a larger working population.

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7th CPC Implementations for ESIC Pensioners

7th CPC Implementations for ESIC Pensioners

EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN C.I.G.MARG NEW DELHI

No.A-40/12/7th CPC/2016-A/cs-IV

Dated : 22.12.2016

To
All the Regional Directors/Dir.(I/c)/Jt.Dire(I/c) of Ros/SROs
Dir. (Med.) Delhi/NOIDA/K.K.Nagar
SSMC/SMC of all States.
Dean of all Medical/Dental Educational Institutions.
Medical Superintendents of ESI Hospitals/ESIC Model Hospitals

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC – reg

Sir,

Please refer to E-III, Hqrs. Office Memo No.A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E-III dt.01.11.2016 on the above subject. In this connection, the detailed procedure for preparation & sanction of PPO/revision of PPO in r/o pre-2016 pensioners and post 2016 pensioners by the competent authority are as detailed below:

1. For Pre-2016 retirees

a. In case of pensioners (pre-2016) who are drawing pension from Public Sector Banks, the concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) will authorize the Public Sector Banks for revising the pension / family pension by multiplying factor 2.57 in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 of Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed).

b. The pensioners (pre-2016) who are drawing pension concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.), Head of Office will arrange for re-fixation for pension / family pension by multiplying factor 2.57 in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 of Deptt of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016.

c. A suitable entry regarding the revised pension / family pension shall be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (including Public Sector Banks) in both halves of the Pension Payment Order as stipulated in Para 9 of Deptt. of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016.

d. In order to have effective monitoring of implementation as envisaged in Agenda No. I (3) of Minutes of Meeting issued by Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India vide letter dated 30.08.2016 (copy enclosed), after issuing authorisation for pension revision in case of pre-2016 retirees, the Deputy Director (Fin.) / Assistant Director (Fin.) of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) shall check & verify the amount disbursed on account of revised pension / family pension from pension scroll as received from banks in respect of each pensioner. In case of any discrepancy the same shall be brought to the notice of concerned bank immediately to ensure timely correction of such discrepancies at the earliest.

e. As stipulated in Agenda No. I (4) of Minutes of Meeting issued by Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India vide letter dated 30.08.2016 regarding report of revision of cases, in all above cases a certificate along with calculation sheet will be sent by Head of Office of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office stating that due care was taken and correctness has been ascertained and also corrective action has been taken thereof.

2. For Post-2016 retirees

a. A reference is also invited to Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of post-2016 pensioners/family, in case of pensioners whose pension was finalized under 6th CPC need to be revised under 7th CPC recommendations after doing the pay fixation under 7th CPC by concerned / respective units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.). Accordingly, for Group C,on pay fixation under 7th CPC, the concerned units will revise above mentioned pension cases of post-2016 retirees and issue revised PPOs after following the due procedures and pre-audit. The concerned units will also calculate the differential amount of gratuity, commutation, etc., based on the revision of each pension cases under 7th CPC recommendations. A separate committee may be constituted at unit level who will verify the pension revision as per 7th CPC / pre-audit each pensioner cases. In all cases a certificate along with calculation sheet will be sent by Head of Office of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office stating that due care was taken and correctness has been ascertained and also corrective action has been taken thereof.

b. Similarly, in case of Group A & B, the concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) will ensure timely preparation of revised pension papers (based on pay fixation under 7th CPC) along with calculation sheet in accordance with the instructions contained in Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of post-2016 pensioners/family for submission to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office for further issue of revised PPOs. In these cases, Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office will ensure the compliance of pre-audit of each and individual cases of revision of pension before issue of revised PPOs

It is to further mention that units who have already initiated / undertaken the revision of pension/family pension in reference to E-III, Hqrs. Office Memo No.A-27/17/1/7`h CPC/201.6-E-III dt.01.11.2016 on the above subject are also required to comply with the above procedure at once.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully ,
(B.S.SANDHU)
DIRECTOR (FIN.)

Order Copy

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Threshold Limit for Coverage under ESIC

Threshold Limit for Coverage under ESIC

The Government, in principle, decided to enhance the threshold limit of wage for coverage under the Employees State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948 from existing Rs.15,000/- pm to Rs. 21,000/- pm. For this purpose, a Notification had been issued on 06.10.2016 inviting suggestion/objections from all stakeholders.

As on 31.03.3016, the number of Insured Persons(IPs) under ESI Scheme were 2.14 crores. The additional number of IPs on account of wage revision are estimated to be 35 Lakhs.

The ESI Corporation has taken a number of decisions to absorb the increased number of workers under its net like-

Increasing hospital bed strength of ESI Hospitals by 50%, if the bed occupancy of the concerned hospital has been consistently more than 70% in last three financial years.

Up-gradation of its dispensaries into 6 & 30 bedded hospitals in a phased manner.

Partnering with private medical practitioners & private clinics for providing healthcare facilities in those areas where ESI does not have them.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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ESIC Approves the Enhancement of Wage Ceiling from Present Rs. 15,000 per Month to Rs. 21,000

ESIC Approves the Enhancement of Wage Ceiling from Present Rs. 15,000 per Month to Rs. 21,000

The Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) has approved the enhancement of wage ceiling from present Rs. 15,000 per month to Rs. 21,000/-. The draft Rules calling for objections has been published in Gazette of India on 06.10.2016. This enhancement of wage ceiling shall bring more employees under ESIC coverage. In addition, the decision has also been taken to ensure coverage of the Scheme in all districts of the Country.

The ESIC in its meeting dated 07/08/2015 has decided to bear the expenses on super specialty treatment over and above the expenditure of state government.

The ESIC in its 166th Corporation meetings held on 07.08.2015 has decided to consider eligibility of pre existing diseases i.e. for malignancy & dialysis as prospective w.e.f. 30.08.2016.

Further, ESIC has revised eligibility for Super Specialty including the children of Insured Persons with congenital diseases & genetic disorders.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission : Revision of provisions regulating pension / gratuity / commutation of pension / family pension / disability pension / ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc

Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission : Revision of provisions regulating pension / gratuity / commutation of pension / family pension / disability pension / ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc

 

HEADQUARTERS
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
(An ISO 9001-2000 certified organisation)
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN C.I.G MARG New Delhi – 2

 

No.A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E.III

Dated: 01.11.2016

MEMORANDUM

 Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of provisions regulating pension / gratuity / commutation of pension / family pension / disability pension / ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc.

 

Reference is invited to the following communication issued by Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare :-

 

1. F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 4th August, 2016.
2. F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) dated 4th August, 2016.
3. F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4th August, 2016.

 

The above resolutions / references (may please be downloaded from Government portal) of the Govt. of India have been adopted by the ESI Corporation in its 169th meeting held on 6th September, 2016 and ratified by the Ministry of Labour & Employment as communicated vide their letter No.A-11014/01/2016-SS-I dated 25.10.2016 to make it applicable to the ESI Pensioners. Accordingly it is requested to take immediate necessary action for revision of pension/ family pension of the ESIC pensioners.

 

For revision of pension of pre 2016 pensioners/ family pensioner, there is no necessity for the pension disbursing authority to refer the case to the Hqrs Office for revision of pension. The pension disbursing authority i.e. the field units should initiate suo-moto action for revision of pension and payment of arrears as per the Govt. of India Orders dated 4th August, 2016. The instructions as contained in the Office Memorandum dated 4th August, 2016 may be gone through carefully and pension be fixed and arrears disbursed at the earliest.

 

In the case of post 2016 pensioners/ family pensioner i.e. pensioner who retired/ retires on or after 1.1.2016, the Field Unit should submit the revised pension proposal based on the instructions of the Govt. of India circulated vide letter dated 4th August, 2016 to the Accounts Branch-IV (Hqrs Office) for issue of revised PPO.

 

Accordingly they are advised to obtain the option letters from the Govt. servants in terms of Rule 5 of Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and action may be taken to process their cases expeditiously. Arrears, difference in pension, commutation, gratuity etc. shall be payable to them after getting HQ Office specific sanction.

 

It is also intimated that above revision of pension is to be pre-audited and due prescribed procedures may be ensured in this regard.

 

Receipt of this Memorandum may kindly be acknowledged

 

Hindi version follows

(J.SRIVASTAVA)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ESIC 7th Pay Commission Order

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Salary Disbursement for October, 2016 on 28.10.2016 : ESIC

Salary Disbursement for October, 2016 on 28.10.2016 : ESIC

HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN. C.I.G. ROAD. NEW DELHI-2
(AN ISO 9001-2008 QMS CERTIFIED ORGANISATION)

No. F-29/13/02-E-VI

Date: 25/10/2016

To,
1. All Regional Directors! All Jt Directors (I/c)
2. Regional Offices/Sub Regional Offices
3. Ins. Commissioner (NTA), Dwarka, Delhi
4. D(M)Delhil D(M) Noida/ D(M) Chennai
5. All Deans of ESIC Medical Institutions/Medical Superintendents, ESIC Hospitals / Model Hospitals
6. Cash Br / Fin.&A/cs Br., Hqrs. Office
7. Website Contents Manager, Hqrs. office for uploading in ESIC website.

Sub: Disbursement of salary for the month of October, 2016 on 28.10.2016.

Sir,

I am directed to inform you that the Director General has accorded his kind approval for the disbursement of salary for the month of October, 2016 to the employees / officers of the entire ESIC in accordance with Rule 217(2) of Central Treasury Rules on 28.10.2016 on account of Diwali.

This issued with the concurrence of Financial Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

(PRABHA SAINI)
ASST. DIRECTOR

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