Good news for women ESI beneficiaries! These expenses hiked to Rs 7500
The ESI Corporation has increased the confinement expenses amount from Rs 5000 to Rs 7500, keeping in mind the rise in the cost of living index resulting increase in expenditure related to confinement.
The ESI Corporation has increased the confinement expenses amount from Rs 5000 to Rs 7500, keeping in mind the rise in the cost of living index resulting increase in expenditure related to confinement. The decision was taken during 181st meeting of the ESI Corporation under the Chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge).
The meeting was attended by Heera Lal Samaria, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Shri Raj Kumar, Director General, ESIC, Anuradha Prasad, Addl. Secretary, Labour & Employment along with MPs, Representatives of Employees & Employers, ESI Corporation Members, representatives of State Govts. and senior officers.
Who is entitled to receive Confinement expenses?
This facility is for pregnant ladies who are not able to avail maternity services of ESIC dispensaries / hospitals due to unavoidable reasons and take treatment in other hospitals.
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Gangwar expressed satisfaction that ESIC has taken many new initiatives for making the lives of IPs easy. He also deliberated upon his recent visit to many ESIC Hospitals for assessing the real time difficulties of IPs and steps taken towards improving the medical and other related services.
Who can get ESI cover?
The employees drawing wages up to Rs 21,000 a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act. The Act now applies to over 12.11 lakh factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 3.49 crore family units of workers. As of now, the total beneficiary population of ESI Scheme stands over 13.56 crore.
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