ESI Registration

ESI Registration

Employees’ State Insurance refers to a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers. Under this scheme if employees are earning ?15000 or less per month as wages, then the employer needs to contribute 4.75 percent and employee has to contribute 1.75 percent (total share 6.5 percent) to ESI. Besides ESI registration, TAN registration too is very essential.

Those employees who are registered under this scheme are entitled to medical treatment for themselves and their dependents. Introduction of Pehchan smart cards as a part of Project Panchdeep led to efficient use of technology for ESI. To inquire more about ESI registration form, ESI registration fees, ESI registration rules, and ESI registration eligibility, just drop us a mail regarding the same.

Facts about ESI Registration

Maternity benefit in case of women employees are provided under ESI

Provision for disablement benefit and family pension

Poor families (eligible under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana) can also avail facilities in ESI hospitals and dispensaries

Several state government hospitals have beds for exclusive use of ESI Beneficiaries.


Registration of employers under ESI Act is fully online, without requirement of submission of any physical application documents either before the registration or after it.

The employer registration is totally online and on real time basis. No manual intervention / approval is required for registration.

The employer is required to submit the information in the online screens (SCREEN SHOTS ENCLOSED) and on successful
submission of the information; the code number is generated automatically and displayed to the employer. A copy of the Registration letter(C-11) can be printed from the link provided. A copy of registration letter ( C-11) along with the user credentials ( user ID and password) are also sent automatically to the email of the employer.

The Registration (C-11) is a computer generated letter and is not required to be physically signed by issuing authority and can be used by the employer as a valid proof of registration.

Once the code number is generated and C-11 is sent to the email address of the employer,the employer can log on to the website of the ESIC and can perform all the online activities.

The mandatory fields in the online registration form are marked with Asterisk (*).

The mandatory / non mandatory information required to be filled in the screens can be seen from the snapshot of the
screens given in the help file which should be kept ready for avoiding the delay in filling up of the information.

The total number of employees required for registration under ESI Act for factories is 10 for Pan India. For Establishment, the number of employees required for each station under ESI Act is 10/20. Please check the applicability of the establishment depending upon the number of employees from the table (enclosed).

In the Drop Box for selection of the Branch Office, the employers are free to choose any Branch Offices nearest to their unit. In the Drop Box for selection of Inspection Division employers can choose any Inspection Division.

In case of manpower suppliers, security agencies / contractors and Govt. contractors, after the generation of Code Number the registering employers are required to pay the advance contribution for six months, which is worked out as follows:

The number of employees ( getting upto Rs.21000 per month)x minimum wages x 6x 6.5%
The advance contribution is to be paid online and the registration letter along with user ID and password is sent to their email on receiving confirmation from State Bank which may take one day in case of account with SBI and 2 days in case of account with other banks.

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