SICKNESS-RATES


SICKNESS-RATES
Sl.No
Average daily wage slabs
Standard S.B Rates
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2
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5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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16
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20
21
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25
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27
28
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30
31
32
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35
36
37
38
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40
41
42
 
Below Rs. 28/-
Rs. 28 and above but below Rs. 32
Rs. 32 and above but below Rs. 36
Rs. 36 and above but below Rs. 40
Rs. 40 and above but below Rs. 48
Rs. 48 and above but below Rs. 56
Rs. 56 and above but below Rs. 60
Rs. 60 and above but below Rs. 64
Rs. 64 and above,6ut below Rs. 72
Rs. 72 and above but below Rs. 76
Rs. 76 and above but below Rs. 80
Rs. 80 and above but below Rs. 88
Rs. 88 and above but below Rs. 96
Rs. 96 and above but below Rs. 106
Rs. 106 and above but below Rs. 116
Rs. 116 and above but below Rs. 126
Rs. 126 and above but below Rs. 136
Rs. 136 and above but below Rs. 146
Rs. 146 and above but below Rs. 156
Rs. 156 and above but below Rs. 166
Rs. 166 and above but below Rs. 176
Rs. 176 and above but below Rs. 186
Rs. 186 and above but below Rs. 196
Rs. 196 and above but below Rs. 206
Rs. 206 and above but below Rs. 216
Rs. 216 and above but below Rs. 226
Rs. 226 and above but below Rs. 236
Rs. 236 and above but below Rs. 250
Rs. 250 and above but below Rs. 260
Rs. 260 and above but below Rs. 270
Rs. 270 and above but below Rs. 280
Rs. 280 and above but below Rs. 290
Rs. 290 and above but below Rs. 300
Rs. 300 and above but below Rs. 310
Rs. 310 and above but below Rs. 320
Rs. 320 and above but below Rs. 330
Rs. 330 and above but below Rs. 340
Rs. 340 and above but below Rs. 350
Rs. 350 and above but below Rs. 360
Rs. 360 and above but below Rs. 370
Rs. 370 and above but below Rs. 380
Rs. 380 and above
 
•  Or full average daily wage whichever is less.
Rs. 14
Rs. 16
Rs. 18
Rs. 20
Rs. 24
Rs. 28
Rs. 30
Rs. 32
Rs. 36
Rs. 38
Rs. 40
Rs. 44
Rs. 48
Rs. 53
Rs. 58
Rs. 63
Rs. 68
Rs. 73
Rs. 78
Rs. 83
Rs. 88
Rs. 93
Rs. 98
Rs. 103
Rs. 108
Rs. 113
Rs. 118
Rs. 125
Rs. 130
Rs. 135
Rs. 140
Rs. 145
Rs. 150
Rs. 155
Rs. 160
Rs. 165
Rs. 170
Rs. 175
Rs. 180
Rs. 185
Rs. 190
Rs. 195


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APPLICABILITY OF THE ACT & SCHEME:

 Is extended in area-wise to factories using power and employing 10 or more persons and to non-power using manufacturing units and establish-ments employing 20 or more person upto Rs.15,000/- per month w.e.f. 01.04.10. It has also been extend-ed upon shops, hotels, restaurants, roads motor transport undertakings, equip-ment maintenance staff in the hospitals.

COVERAGE OF EMPLOYEES:

 Drawing wages Upto Rs.15,000/- per month Engaged either directly or thru’ contractor

RATE OF CONTRIBUTION OF THE WAGES:

 Employers’ 4.75%

 Employees’ 1.75%

MANNER AND TIME LIMIT FOR MAKING PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTION:

 The total amount of contribution (employee’s share and employer’s share) is to be deposited with the authorized bank through a challan in the prescribed form in quadruplicate on ore before 21st of month following the calendar month in which the wages fall due.

BENEFITS TO THE EMPLOYEES UNDER THE ACT:

 Medical Benefit
 Sickness Benefit(SB)
 Maternity Benefit(MB)
 Disablement Benefit
 Dependants’ Benefit(DB)
 Funeral Expenses

 In addition, the scheme also provides some other need based benefits to insured workers.

WAGES FOR ESI CONTRIBUTIONS:

 Registers/files to be maintained by the employers

CONTRIBUTION PERIOD:

 If the person joined insurance employment for the first time, say on 5th January, his first contribution period will be from 5th January to 31st March and his corresponding first benefit will be from 5th October to 31st December.

TO BE DEEMED AS WAGES:

• Basic pay
• Dearness allowance
• House rent allowance
• City compensatory allowance
• Overtime wages (but not to be taken into account for determining the coverage of an employee)
• Payment for day of rest
• Production incentive
• Bonus other than statutory bonus
• Night shift allowance
• Heat, Gas & Dust allowance
• Payment for unsubstituted holidays
• Meal/food allowance
• Suspension allowance
• Lay off compensation
• Children education allowance (not being reimbursement for actual tuition fee)

NOT TO BE DEEMED AS WAGES:

• Contribution paid by kthe employer to any pension/provident fund or under ESI Act.
• Sum paid to defray special expenses entailed by the nature of employment – Daily allowance paid for the period spent on tour.
• Gratuity payable on discharge.
• Pay in lieu of notice of retrenchment compensation
• Benefits paid under the ESI Scheme.
• Encashment of leave
• Payment of Inam which does not form part of the terms of employment.
• Washing allowance for livery
• Conveyance Amount towards reimbursement for duty related journey

PENALTIES :

 Different punishment have been prescribed for different types of offences in terms of Section 85: (I) (six months imprisonment and fine Rs.5000), (ii) (one year imprisonment and fine), and 85-A: (five years imprisonment and not less to 2 years) and 85-C (2) of the ESI Act, which are self explanatory. Besides these provisions, action also can be taken under section 406 of the IPC in cases where an employer deducts contributions from the wages of his employees but does not pay the same to the corporation which amounts to criminal breach of trust.

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