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Industrial Relations, Trade Unions, and Labour Legislation, 2nd Edition by Seema Priyadarshini Shekhar, Indu Bala Sinha, P. R. N. Sinha

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Chapter 26

Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

Chapter Objectives

This chapter will enable students to:

  1. Understand the objectives and coverage of the ESI Act, 1948, and the manner of its extension
  2. Explain the terms ‘wages’, ‘employee’, ‘dependant’ and ‘family’ as defined under the ESI Act, 1948
  3. Describe the various benefits available under the ESI Act, 1948, along with their nature, scale, rates, duration and eligibility conditions
  4. Explain the arrangement for the administration of the ESI Scheme
  5. Understand the limitations of the scheme and its working

Enactment of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, and Subsequent Amendments

The background leading to the enactment of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, (ESI) 1948, has been discussed ...

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