The Employees’ State Insurance Scheme is an integrated measure of Social Insurance embodied in the Employees’ State Insurance Act. It aims to protect employees, as defined in the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, against the impact of incidences of sickness, maternity, disablement, and death due to employment injury and to provide medical care to the insured persons and their families.
The ESI Scheme is being implemented area wise in stages. The Scheme has already been implemented in different areas in the applicable States and Union Territories of India.
*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.
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