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ESI Corporation


        The scheme was inaugurated in Kanpur on 24th February 1952 (ESIC Day) by then Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Our first prime Minister was the first honorary insured person of the Scheme and the declaration form bearing his signature is a prized possession of the ESI Corporation

 
  • The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a statutory body constituted to administer the ESI scheme.
  • ESIC is under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.
  • ESI is one of the Largest social security scheme in southeast asia covering
    • 1.21 crore insured persons (IP)
    • 4.68 crore beneficiaries ( IPs and family members)


ESI Act [ 19th April,1948]


        In addition to the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter, man also needs security in times of sickness, disablement etc. The promulgation of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act), by the Parliament was the first major legislation on social Security for workers. The act aimed at upholding human dignity in times of crises. Thus, India, took the lead in providing organized social protection to the working class.


         The ESI Act 1948, with the Preamble -"An Act to provide for certain benefits to employees in case of sickness, maternity and employment injury and to make provision for certain other matters in relation thereto" encompasses certain health related eventualities such as sickness, maternity, temporary or permanent disablement, Occupational disease or death due to employment injury, resulting in loss of wages or earning capacity.

         The ESI Act applies to non-seasonal factories employing ten or more persons in a power using factory and twenty or more persons in a non-power using factory. The provisions have also been extended gradually to other establishments such as shops, hotels and restaurants, road and motor transport undertakings, newspaper establishments and cinema halls.

         Employees of covered factories and establishments drawing wages only upto Rs. 15000/- per month are entitled to health insurance cover. Wage ceiling for purpose of coverage is revised from time to time, to keep pace with the rising cost of living and subsequent wage hikes


ESI Scheme - coverage in 55 years


Particulars

March 1952(started)

As on 31st March 2006

No of States/UT's Covered

Delhi & Kanpur

27

No of Implimented Centers

2

728

No of Employers Covered

500

3,05,000

No of Insured Persons

1,20,000

91,48,000

No of Beneficiaries

1,20,000

3,54,96,589

 


Medical Infrastructure

 

 

 




Benefits provided in ESI Scheme


             The scheme was inaugurated in Kanpur on 24th February 1952 (ESIC Day) by then Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Our first prime Minister was the first honorary insured person of the Scheme and the declaration form bearing his signature is a prized possession of the ESI Corporation

     

 

 


ADMINISTRATION

    • The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a statutory body constituted under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.
    •  Union Minister of Labour functions as Chairman of the ESI Corporation
    • Standing Committee is the executive body of the ESIC, headed by Union Labour secretary to take up policy matters before sending to ESI Corporation. 
    • The Standing Committee, which is the Decision making body, has representatives from Central and State Governments, Employers, Employees, Parliament and the Medical professionals.
    • The Director General, appointed by the Union Government functions as it’s Chief Executive Officer

     

    ESI Corporation - Organisational Structures

     


FINANCES

  • ESI Scheme is a " self-financing " health insurance scheme.
  • Contributions are raised from the insured employees and their employers as a fixed percentage of wages
  • The contributions paid by the employees and the employers are deposited in a common pool known as the ESI Fund, which is utilised for meeting the administrative expenses, cash benefits and medical benefits to the insured persons (IP) and their dependents.
  • The rates of contribution are : -
    1. Employees' Contribution: 1.75 percent of wages
    2. Employers' Contribution: 4.75 percent of wages
    3. State Govts : 12.5% (1/8 th ) share of medical expenditure

Medical Education (Proposed ESIC PG/UG courses)


SI. No

Name of State

Courses

Hospitals Attached

1

Andhra Pradesh

PGIMSR Medical College

ESI Hospital, Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad

2

Gujarat

Medical College

ESI Hospital & Chest Diseases Hospital, Naroda, Ahmadabad

3

Gujarat

PGIMSR

ESI Hospital, BapuNagar Ahmadabad

4

Kerala

Medical College

ESI Hospital, Paripally ,Kollam

5

Karnataka

PGIMSR Medical College

ESI Hospital, Rajajinagar, bengaluru

6

MP

Medical College

ESI Hospital, Nanda Nagar, Indore

 7

Maharashtra

PGIMSR

MGM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-12

8

Maharashtra

PGIMSR

ESIC-Model Hospital Cum ODC Andheri-93

9

Tamil Nadu

PGIMSR Medical College

ESI Hospital cum ODC K.K.Nagar, Chennai

10

Tamil Nadu

PGIMSR

ESI Hospital cum ODC K.K.Nagar, Chennai

11

Tamil Nadu

Medical College

ESI Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

12

West Bengal

PGIMSR Medical College

ESI Hospital cum ODC Thakurpukur, joka

13

West Bengal

Medical College

ESI Hospital, Baltikuri, Kolkata

14

West Bengal

PGIMSR

ESI Hospital, Manicktala, Kolkata


    PROJECT PANCHDEEP

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    Project Panchadeep - IT enablement in ESIC :

     

     
    • This project aims at hastening the computerisation process, covering the entire ESI Scheme.
    • Refers to IT enablement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • Project expected to be completed by August 2010

     

    Project Panchadeep has five main modules :

      Module
      Services Covered
      PRAGATI
      ERP (IT enablement Enterprise Resource Planning)
      PASHAN
      Hardware for data centre, PCs / laptops etc
      PEHCHAN
      Issue of   Identification  cards (smart cards)
      DHANVANTRI
      Hospital and Dispensary
      MILAP
      Networking