EMPLOYEE STATE INSURANCE (E.S.I.) – INCREASE IN WAGE LIMIT FOR COVERAGE TO Rs. 21000/-
The Government of India through Ministry of Labour & Employment vide Notification No. F. No. S-38012/02/2013-SS-I dated 22-12-2016 has increased the wage limit for coverage of an employee under sub-clause (b) of clause (9) of Section 2 of the ESI Act to Rs. 21000/- (Rupees Twenty One Thousand only) from earlier limit of Rs. 15000/- by amendment in the Rule 50 of the Employees State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950.
The aforesaid amendment shall come into effect from 01-01-2017.
There is no change in the existing wage limit of Rs. 25000/- prescribed for persons of Disability under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996), and under the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (44 of 1999).
The copy of the Notification (English Version) is attached below for ready reference:-