|1. Is my unit coverable?
|2. Is my unit in implemented area ?|
|3. How do I get registered under ESI Act, 1948 ?|
|4. What am I supposed to do after getting registered ?|
|5. How frequently am I supposed to pay contributions ?|
|6. What are the Registers to be maintained ?|
|7. What are the Returns have to be submitted ? |
|8. If I am engaging out-source employees, what is my liability ?|
|9. What are the wages on which contributions payable ?|
Location of the unit in implemented area is a necessity for
Units engaged in manufacturing activity / Factories, Hotel / Restaurants and units engaged in development of software
are considered as factories in case having 10 or more employees on any day
stands coverable from that day.
Units engaged in Road, Motor Transport, Cinema including
preview Theatres, Newspaper Establishments, Shops, Commercial establishments,
Private Medical institutions, Private Educational Institutions having 20 or
more employees on any day are coverable under the Act.
2. Is my unit in implemented area ?
The list of implemented areas has been provided district-wise. One has to be sure of the revenue village in which the unit situated to crosscheck with the list of implemented centres.
3. How do I get registered under ESI Act, 1948 ?
Your unit being located in implemented area and having fulfilled coverage particulars thereof required to submit in Form-01 to the Regional Office.
The Regional Office will issue Form C-11indicating Employer's Code Number, date of coverage and Branch of ESI Corporation to which attached, this completes process of registration.
4.What am I supposed to do after getting registered ?
Register your employees by submission of Declaration Forms alongwith Post Card size Family Photograph to the Branch Manager of ESI Corporation. Distribute Temporary Identity Cards / Identity Cards to employees on receipt from Branch Office against submission of Declaration Forms.
Maintain Register of employees under Regulation 32.
At the end of the calendar month, based on wages paid to employees calculate the amount of contributions payable and deposit the same in specified Branch of S.B.I.
Make sure that the contributions pertaining to a month is deposited within 21st of the succeeding month to avoid claim of interest and penal damages in future.
Summary of contributions paid in the Form of Return of Contributions is to be submitted to the Branch Office once in six months.
5.How frequently am I supposed to pay contributions ?
Contributions are to be paid once in a month.
Contributions pertaining to a month is to be paid within 21 days of succeeding month.
6.What are the Registers to be maintained ?
Employees Register under Regulation 32
Accident Register under Regulation 66
Inspection Register under Regulation 102
7. What are the Returns have to be submitted ?
Summary of contributions paid during the contribution period that is April to September has to be submitted in the form of Return of Contributions i.e., Form-5 by 11th November of each year.
Summary of contributions for the contribution period of October and March is to be submitted by the 11th May of each year.
Form-01(A) incorporating information pertaining to employer is to be submitted once in a year specifically during the month of January.
8.If I am engaging out-source employees, what is my liability ?
Principal employer is held liable for compliance in respect of all the employees including outsourced employees.
Employees engaged through agency having separate ESI Code Number, the principal employer to retain a copy of wages paid to such employees alongwith Register of employees under Regulation 32-1(a) and has to be sure that the amount of contributions payable has been paid and returns have been submitted in time.
9.What are the wages on which contributions payable ?
Wages mean all remuneration paid/payable in cash. Therefore, all components of wage which are paid in fulfillment of terms of contract of employment expressed or implied amounts to wages on which contributions are payable.