Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

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The full-form for the abbreviation ESIC is Employees’ State Insurance Corporation. The ESIC (Employees' State Insurance Corporation) Act was enacted by the Indian Parliament in 1948. This basic aim of this Act is to confer certain benefits to organizational (or company) employees in events such as sickness, physical injury to the body during employment, maternity, disability and associated matters by making provisions for the same.


The enactment of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 in Indian Parliament envisaged the requirement for a comprehensive, integrated and need based social insurance scheme that would go a long-way in providing protection in the interest of workers. This ESIC would be beneficial in ever-pervading risks lurking in each and every corner of human lives especially in contingencies comprising of sickness, temporary or permanent physical disablement, maternity, death due to employment injury thereby resulting in loss of wages or earning capacity. This Act facilitates medical care to all employees (workers) including their immediate family dependants, devoid of any discrimination or prejudice which is reasonably satisfactory in nature.

Subsequently, the Central Government at New Delhi, India, laid the foundation for ESI Corporation to oversee, regulate and smooth implementation of ESIC Scheme. After the promulgation of ESIC Act, this Scheme was first implemented at Kanpur and Delhi on 24th February 1952. The ESIC Act was further strengthened by absolving the employers of various companies/organizations pertaining to their obligations and responsibilities under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923. The benefits conferred on the employees under this Act are in tune with the conventions framed by ILO (International Labour Organization).

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NiyasPandallur Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dear Sir,

Kindly inform me the details of ESI schemes for dental treatments and also the available dental hospitals in Kerala.

akm8591 Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How do we report use of ESIC insurance by people who are enrolled in organisations for the sake of use of ESI previlages hand in glove.

taxmann Friday, April 10, 2015

My father was working in ESI as Lab assistance he Expired on may 1, 2012 during job period . so kind u send policy from which i can get that Job in place of my father or is there in rule from which we can get job please suggest and reply coz my family background is very bad situation and i need this job very urgently ......please suggest . thanx

aprchristumas Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dear Sir, I joined ESI scheme on 1st Aug'14, I have paid one month contribution only. Now my father needs to undergo eye surgery. Is it possible to have such facility from ESI scheme. Please give me details in this regard.

reachankitbansal Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hi, I joined company on 2nd May 2014, Please can you advise when can i and dependent can get full medical treatment or reimbursement from ESIC.

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