E.S.I.Act. (The Employee State Insurance Act. 1978)


Purpose & Object

The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 is one of the most prominent social security legislations in India. It has been enacted to provide certain benefits like medical, sickness, maternity and employment injury benefits to employees. The Act is administered by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, the premier social security organization in India.

ESI Applicability

  • The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 extends to whole of India;
  • It applies to all factories / establishments running with the aid of power and employing 10 or more persons and to those factories which run without the aid of power and employing 20 or more persons;

ESI Eligibility

Employees drawing salary / wages not exceeding Rs. 15,000/- per month are covered under the provisions of ESI Act.

ESI Benefits

  • Medical Benefits
  • Maternity Benefits
  • Dependants’ Benefits
  • Benefits against Sickness
  • Benefits against Disablement
  • Funeral Expenses

Rate of ESI Contribution


Monthly Contribution

Employers Contribution

4.75% of the wages payable to an employee

Employees Contribution

1.75% of the wages payable to an employee

 Services We Offer

We are ESI Consultants and at PEOPLENET HR CONSULTING, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948:

  • Employees’ State Insurance Compliances
  • Obtaining ESI Registration
  • Preparation & Submission of applicable declarations / forms;
  • Registration of families under ESI Act;
  • Reminders for timely payment of ESI Contribution to the credit of the employee’s account Preparing ESI Challans & Depositing ESI Contributions on behalf of the establishment;
  • Intimating changes in members of the insured families;
  • Preparation & filing of Periodical Returns as may be required under ESI Act / Rules;
  • Preparation & Submission of Abstention Certification with appropriate ESI regional office;
  • Preparation & Maintenance of Inspection Book, Accident Book, ESI 32;
  • Preparation & Maintenance of Statutory Registers & Records as required under ESI Act / Rules;
  • Furnishing of particulars of change in ownership / management of the establishment;

Support in ESI Compliances

  • Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to ESI Act;
  • Handling accidental claims under ESI Act;
  • Assistance to employees in claiming various ESI benefits;
  • Assistance in preparation & submission of Certificate of Contribution whenever demanded by appropriate office under the ESI Act;
  • Correspondence / Liaisoning with local ESI Department / Office
  • Assistance at the time of inspection / search / enquiries conducted under ESI Act;

Legal Support

  • Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued under the ESI Act;
  • Replying / Satisfying Demand Notices (Ad-hoc / Final) issued under ESI Act
  • Appearing before the concerned authorities on behalf of the establishments in show-cause / adjudication proceedings under the ESI Act;
  • Defending Prosecution Proceedings against the Management under the ESI Act;
  • Defending proceedings against the establishment before Employees’ State Insurance Courts.