Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand:

  • What ESI is
  • Coverage of ESI
  • Provisions of contribution
  • Benefits available to insured employee
  • ESI court

27.1.1 Objectives

The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, aims at securing maximum labour welfare through various welfare schemes like providing certain benefits to employees in case of sickness, maternity and employment injury and to make provisions for certain other matters in relation thereto.

27.1.2 Applicability

The Act is applicable all over India including Jammu and Kashmir. It is applicable to all factories (including factories belonging to the government) other than seasonal factories. ...

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