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New Delhi : The ESI Corporation at its 175th Meeting held on September 18, 2018, in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment(I/C), took some very important decisions towards improvements in its services and benefits being provided to Insured Persons and their dependants.

Considering the change in employment pattern and the current scenario of employment in India, which has transformed from a long term employment to fixed short term engagement in the form of contract and temping, the ESI Corporation has approved a Scheme named “ATAL BIMIT VYAKTI KALYAN YOJNA” for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.  This scheme is a relief payable in cash directly to their Bank Account in case of unemployment and while they search for new engagement.  Detailed instructions including eligibility conditions, application format, etc. will be issued separately.

ESI Corporation has approved the proposal for reimbursement of Rs 10 per person to the employers to encourage the seeding of Aadhar (UID) in ESIC database of their workers and their family members. It will curtail the multiple registrations of same Insured Persons and thus enable them to avail the benefits requiring longer contributory conditions.

ESI Corporation has also approved the proposal for relaxing the eligibility conditions for availing Super Specialty treatment from earlier insurable employment of 2 years to 6 months with contribution requirement of only 78 days. Besides, the eligibility for availing Super Specialty treatment for dependents of Insured Person has now been relaxed to insurable employment of one year with 156 days of contributions. This relaxation will immensely help the Insured Persons and their beneficiaries to avail Super Specialty treatment free of cost as per revised eligibility.  ESI Corporation has approved the proposal for increasing the funeral expenses from existing Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 being paid on the death of an Insured Person, according to a PIB release.

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