Obligations of the Employers under the ESI Act and Rules and Regulations made thereunder are summarised as under:
Get your factory/establishment registered within 15 days after the Act becomes applicable.
Fill up Declaration Forms in respect of all coverable employees on the 'Appointed Day' and obtain Insurance Numbers through online.
Pay ESI contributions (Employers' share @ 4.75% of the wages and the employees' share @ 1.75% of the wages) within 21 days of the month following, in which the wages fall due.
Maintain an 'Accident Book' as prescribed under the Factory
Submit an "Accident Report" to the
Branch Office/ESI Dispensary concerned immediately in respect of accidents that could result in death or disablement and within 24 hours of its occurrence otherwise. Minor accidents which do not cause absence from work need not be reported.
Grant leave to insured employees on the basis of sickness certificates issued by any authorised ESI doctor.
Maintain the important records/registers
properly for purpose of inspection:
Submit return of contribution within 42 days
of the expiry of contribution period.
Furnish any requisite information promptly
as and when asked for by the Regional Office/Branch Office/any other
office of the Corporation/Scheme.
Furnish annual information on continued coveragae
of factory/establishment by submitting a return in Form no. 01A on
or before 31st January every year.
Facilitate proper inspection of factory/establishment
by any authorised officer of the Corporation and produce before him
all relevant records on demand.
Intimate the date of closure or shifting
(temporary or permanent) of the factory/establishment to the Regional
Office/Branch Office within seven days of its closure or shifting.
Promptly report any change in the business
activity, ownership of the concern or its management.
Ascertain the liability towards ESI dues,
while taking over the ownership of any factory/establishment by purchase,
gift, lease or licence or in any other manner whatsoever as new owner
is liable to discharge the past liabilities if any.
Maintain proper sanitation for a hygienic
and healthy environment within the workplace and in residential quarters
if allotted to the insured persons.