ESIC subscribers alert! Two big developments - All you need to know
Are you a subscriber of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) services?
Are you a subscriber of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) services? There are two big developments that you as ESIC subscriber should be aware of. As Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) observed its Foundation Day on 24th Feb, speaking on the occasion, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India and Chairman, ESIC announced that ESIC has started a Special Services Fortnight. Starting from 24th Feb, these Special Services will continue till 10th March 2020.
And, the 2nd development is that Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed about the bringing of ‘Santusht’ mobile App for the benefit of ESI beneficiaries very soon.
Moreover, Santosh Kumar Gangwar announced that the name of ESIC Hospitals, Basaidarapur, New Delhi is being changed to Sahib Singh Verma ESIC Hospital, Basaidarapur, New Delhi and ESIC AYUSH Hospital, Narela’s name is being changed to Padma Vibhushan Brihaspati Dev Triguna ESIC AYUSH Hospital, Narela, New Delhi.
"For providing better medical facilities, new hospitals have been established and existing hospitals have been renovated & modernised with state-of-the-art medical equipments and facilities," an official statement said.
Gangwar further appealed to all ESIC employees to make the Organization a service provider in true sense so that quality changes in the lives of ESI beneficiaries could be achieved soon. The Minister called upon entire ESIC fraternity to provide improved health services to their insured persons and ensure transparency in their working. He emphasized the need for being fully sensitive to the requirements of insured persons.
Heeralal Samariya, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Govt. of India in his address said that during last 05 years ESIC has launched many new initiatives. He also said that to extend the benefit of ESI Scheme monthly contribution of employers has been reduced from 4.75% to 3.25% and employees contribution has been reduced from 1.75% to 0.75%.
The Employees' State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer Social Security organization providing 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.
The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs.21,000/- a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act.
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