In addition to coverage under Section 2(12) of the ESI Act,
the scheme was extended to the following classes of establishments
/ shops in the state of Tamilnadu with effect from 16.1.77
under Section 1(5) of the ESI Act.
1. Shops /
Establishements employing 20 or more persons
4. Road motor
including preview threatres.
the scheme was centrally administered for the State of Tamilnadu
and Pondicherry Union terittory till 1990 by the Regional
Director with a Regional Office at Chennai.
two Sub Regional Offices were setup at Madurai and Coimbatore
in April 1990 in the State of Tamilnadu. The northern and
eastern districts of the State numbering 16 and UT of Pondicherry
were under the control of the Regional Office at Chennai.
9 Southern Districts of the State are under the Sub Region
Madurai and 3 Western Districts of the State are under Sub
to the decision taken in the meeting of the Standing Committee
of the Corporation held on 25.6.03 a separate Regional Office
was formed in the UT of Pondicherry w.e.f 5.8.03. Initially
the Regional Office, Pondicherry functioned at Regional
Office, Chennai and moved to Pondicherry and started functioning
independently in its premises from 1.12.2003.
In the meeting
of the Standing Committee of the Corporation held on 17.4.2005.
opening of two Sub Regional Offices viz SRO Salem and SRO,
Tirunelveli by bifurcating Chennai RO and SRO. Madurai respectively
was approved. The SRO Salem started functioning w.e.f. 1.7.2005
and the SRO Tirunelveli has started functioning from 18.1.2006.