The draft regulations will be taken into consideration after expiry of a period of Thirty days from the date on which the Official Gazette. The Amendment proposed are paving way for appointment of a local committee with representatives of Centre, state government, employers, and employees in each notified district under the existing regional board to facilitate the devolution of powers at the grass root level for better implementation of the scheme. The ESI scheme is applicable to all factories and other establishments as defined in the Act with 10 or more persons employed in such establishment and the beneficiaries’ monthly wage does not exceed Rs 21,000 are covered under the scheme. Amendments are proposed in the clause dealing with the Notice of Commissioning Mother, Declaration by Insured Women of her surviving child or children, Claim for Maternity Benefit by Commissioning Mother, Claim for Maternity Benefit by Adoptive Mother and Form No. 17 and Form No. 19 are revised.