Under Section 2(12) the Act is applicable to non-seasonal
factories employing 10 or more persons.
Under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended
to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview
theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper
establishments employing 20* or more persons.
Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been
extended to Private Medical and Educational institutions
employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
*Note: 14 State Govts. / UTs have reduced the threshold
limit for coverage of shops and other establishments from
20 to 10 or more persons. Remaining State Governments/UTs
are in the process of reducing the same.
The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs.
15,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01/05/2010).
The ESI Scheme is being implemented area-wise by stages.
The Scheme has already been implemented in different areas
in the following States/Union Territories of Indian Union.
All the States except Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh
Delhi and Chandigarh
Details regarding Centre wise Implemented Areas as on 31.03.2012
as per Actuarial Branch (.xls format)
Coverage(As on 31st March, 2011)
No. of Insured Person family units 1.71 Crores
No. of Employees 1.63 Crores
Total No. of Beneficiaries 6.63 Crores
No. of Insured women 0.24 Crores
No. of Employers, etc 5.80 Lacs