Keeping in view the pandemic in the form of Covid-19, in the country, the Director general has relaxed the provision as entered in regulation  26 and 31 of the employees state insurance (General) Regulation, 1950.

The proviso of Regulation 31 shall be read as 45 days instead of 15 days for the contribution payable for the month of February and March, 2020 only.

Hence, The ESI contribution for the month February, 2020 and March, 2020 can be filed and paid up upto April 15, 2020 and May 15, 2020 instead of March 15, 2020 and April 15, 2020 respectively. For this purpose enclosed herewith Notice for your reference and records.   

ESI Latest News: A relaxation in the regulations of the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act 1950 has been brought about. This is keeping in view the pandemic in the form of Coronavirus (Covid 19) in the country. The Director-General of the ESI Corporation (ESIC) has relaxed the filing period of ESI contribution for the employers by 15 days. There will, however, not be any impact on the employees working in establishments and contributing to the ESI. The ESI benefits to the employees will continue to be provided as usual

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    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.

    http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/216121.pdf