ESI Return

What is ESI Return?

Employees' State Insurance (ESI) is self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for the Indian Workers, which is an autonomous corporation governed by Ministry of Labour and Employment. This Fund of ESI is managed by Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and its rules regulations. All entities registered under ESI registration must file ESI returns which is due half yearly.



Applicability of ESI?

The ESIC is applicable on all the establishments having 10 or more workers and is beneficial to all the employees earning Rs.15, 000/- or less per month as wages, employer must contribute 4.75 percent and employee must contributes 1.75 percent towards ESI.



Benefits of ESIC

The Employees registered under ESIC are entitled to medical treatment for themselves and their dependents, unemployment cash benefits and maternity leaves for women employees.



How to file ESIC return?



Following points needs to be considered for ESI Return:



  • Log in Employer Portal using 17 digit Employer digit code.
  • Go to monthly contribution section.
  • All the details of the employer contribution will be displayed.
  • Verify the details.


FAQs :


1. What is ESI?

Employee's State Insurance (ESI) is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers. ESI Registration is mandatory for employers having 10 or more employee.


2. What is the salary limit for ESI?

ESI wage limit has been increased to Rs. 21000 from Rs 15000 per month with effect from 01st January 2017.


3. Is ESI contribution refundable?

Employee has to contribute 1.75% of pay and employer 4.75% of pay to the ESIC in return for certain benefits like Maternity benefit, Disablement benefit, Sickness benefit etc.


4. Can we withdraw ESI amount?

No you can't withdraw any amount from ESIC.