ESI Scheme extended to Arunachal

    New Delhi (NVI): In its continuous endeavor to cover more workers under ESI Scheme, the Centre has now extended the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Scheme to Arunachal Pradesh for the first time, and will come into effect from November 1, 2020.

    All factories located in the district of Papum Pare of Arunachal Pradesh employing 10 or more persons shall become eligible for coverage under ESI Act, 1948, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Labour and Employment.

    The employees working in these factories, earning wages up to Rs. 21,000/- per month (Rs. 25 thousand per month for persons with disability) shall be eligible for coverage under the ESI Scheme, the statement added.

    Furthermore, the covered employees and their dependants shall become eligible for host of benefits including Cashless Medical Care Services, Sickness Benefit, Maternity Benefit, Employment Injury Benefit and Dependant Benefit in case of death due to employment injury, Unemployment Benefit etc.

    The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer of Social Security organization and provides comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable medical care and a range of cash benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc.

    Apart from various benefits, the employees covered under ESI Scheme are also entitled to unemployment allowance. There are two unemployment allowance schemes namely Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna (ABVKY) and Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojna (RGSKY).

    -CHK