ESI Return

ESI Return

ESI Return Filing by the Factories, Establishment owners to Employee State Insurance body for the workers working in their factories, establishments to provide them social security and medical health benefits..

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ESI Return

What is ESI Return?

Employees' State Insurance (ESI) is self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for the Indian Workers, which is an autonomous corporation governed by Ministry of Labour and Employment. This Fund of ESI is managed by Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and its rules regulations. All entities registered under ESI registration must file ESI returns which is due half yearly.

Applicability of ESI

The ESIC is applicable on all the establishments having 10 or more workers and is beneficial to all the employees earning Rs.15, 000/- or less per month as wages, employer must contribute 4.75 percent and employee must contributes 1.75 percent towards ESI.

Benefits of ESIC

THE Employees registered under ESIC are entitled to medical treatment for themselves and their dependents, unemployment cash benefits and maternity leaves for women employees.

Benefits of ESIC

Medical Benefits

One of the main objectives of taking this form of registration is medical benefits to employees and workman. If any sickness or other contingency is experienced by workforce, then the same can be availed immediately by an affected worker.

Social Security

The ESI registration scheme was brought out as a social security provided by the government. Through this scheme, social security features such as maternity benefits, sickness allowance and other related benefits are provided.

Easy Processing

Benefits under this system can be availed easily at any hospital or health care centre. All payments which are used under this system can be compensated.

Benefits related to Sickness

Through the ESIC registration, all employees would be offered different form of sickness benefits. These benefits are offered at a rate of 70% of the salary of the employer. This amount would be considered and provided if the sickness extends over three consecutive months or 90 days.

Maternity Benefits

Every organisation taking up this scheme would have to provide maternity benefits such as maternity leave during pregnancy.

Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits are also covered as a part of this scheme. In an unforeseen event in a permanent disability or the death of the employee, this can be claimed by the dependants of the employee.

How to file ESIC return?

Following points need to be considered for ESI Return:

How to file ESIC return
  • Log in Employer Portal using 17 digit Employer digit code. This code is provided to the company when registering under the ESI rules. When the 17 digit registration number is received by the company, the ESI filing process can be easily carried out.
  • Go to monthly contribution section. Before considering this, the employer or factory must make sure that all the information related to the employees are updated before filing the returns.
  • All the details of the employer contribution will be displayed.
  • Verify the details. After this enter bank details and go to submit the monthly employee return.
  • If there are any short payments in respect of employees then complete the dues.
  • Do Self Certification under monthly contribution section, then check mark the declaration and submit the return.

Documents Required to File ESI return

The following documents are required to file ESI return

  • Registration Certificate or the respective license which is obtained under the Shops and Establishments Act.
  • If this is a company registered under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 then the certificate of incorporation must be provided
  • The Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association also must be provided along with the other documents
  • If the entity is a partnership company, then the copy of the respective trust deed must be provided.
  • If the entity is a factory, then the certificate of commencement of work in the factory must be provided.
  • Information on the employees of the establishment or the factory
  • Information on the monthly contribution of the employees of the factory or the entity
  • A detailed list of all the directors, shareholders and partners of the company
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Establishment or the Entity
  • Respective Bank Statement of the Organisation
  • Register of Form- 6
  • Wages Registry
  • Address of the premises and other information related to the premises
  • Inspection Book and Certificates
  • Attendance registers of the Company

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Frequently Asked Questions

ESI registered businesses have to file ESI returns on monthly basis. It is governed under the ESI Act, 1948; ESIC (Employees' State Insurance Corporation) which provides benefits to employees in the event of their sickness, death, disablement, injury, etc.

ESI Return contributions have to be filed within 42 days of termination of contribution period. Payment of contribution shall be made within 21 days of the last day of a calendar month. These returns must be filed half yearly

It is mandatory for employer has to submit half-yearly Return of Contributions (RC) by 11th May/11th November every year with all columns properly filled. An employer will apply in Form-01 for coverage under the ESI Act, within 15 days after the Act becomes applicable to a factory or establishment

• The ESIC Return is filed on the half-yearly basis which means the ESIC return is required to file on or before 11th May and 11th Nov.

• One can check the ESIC status by visiting to website ‘Portal Application ESIC’. A window of Employee’s portal is displayed. The user has to fill his ESIC insurance number i.e. IP number to know the status.

No, one cannot withdraw an ESI amount but we can avail the benefits of ESI. One can take medical facilities through the ESIC card. There is no provision of withdrawal of contributed ESI money in India.

Visit to the website www.esic.in then click on to ESCI Challan payment. Then enter the Employer code and displayed captcha. After it one can check the ESIC paid Challan.

The ESI scheme is applicable to all factories and other establishments and is mandatory as defined in the Act. When 10 or more persons employed in such establishment and the beneficiaries on the monthly wages does not exceed Rs 21,000 are covered under this scheme.

• All employees are covered whose monthly income (excluding overtime, bonus, leave encashment) is less than Rs. 21,000 per month, are eligible to avail benefits under the Scheme. But employees earning daily average wage up to Rs. 176 are exempted from ESIC contribution

ESI has their own Dispensaries and Hospitals to cater the Insured Persons. Therefore, ESIC Policy do not encourage outside treatment and reimbursement. In selected cases and conditions which cannot be treated under ESIC Infrastructure they allow for cashless treatment at outside Private Hospitals.

Yes, it is the statutory responsibility of the employer under Section 2A of the Act to register their Factory/ Establishment under the ESI Act within 15 days from the date of its applicability to them

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