Enforcement of ESI provisions in some districts

The Central Government, vide notification No. S.O. 2244(E), dated 23rd May, 2023, will be implementing the following provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, in all the areas of Arwal, Jamui, Kaimur, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Madhepura, Madhubani, Nawada, Purnia, Sheikhpura and West Champaran, in addition to the already notified areas of the said districts, in the state of Bihar effective from 1st June, 2023:

  • Sections 38 (All applicable employees to be insured)
  • Section 39 (All applicable members to Contribute)
  • Section 40 (Principal employer to pay contributions in the first instance)
  • Section 41 (Recovery of contributions to be done by the immediate employer)
  • Section 42 (General provisions as to payment of contributions to be followed)
  • Section 43 (Method of payment of contributions to be followed for all applicable members)
  • Section 45A to 45H (Determination of contributions in certain cases, appellate authority, recovery of contributions, issue of certificate to the recovery officer, recovery officer to whom certificate is to be forwarded, validity of certificate and amendment thereof, Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof, other mode of recovery, application of certain provisions of the Income Tax Act)
  • Section 46 (Benefits) to Section 73 (Employer not to dismiss or punish employee during period of sickness, etc.) of Chapter V; and Section 74 (Constitution of Employees’ Insurance Court)
  • Section 75 (Matters to be decided by the Employees’ Insurance Court)
  • sub-sections (2) to (4) of section 76 (Institution  of  proceedings, etc.),section 80 (Benefits are not admissible unless claimed in time), section 82 (Appeal) and section 83 (Stay of payment for  pending  appeal) of Chapter VI

Please refer to the below government notification for more details:

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