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Employee State Insurance Act, 1948


Related Legislation: ESI (Central) Rules, 1950    ESI (General Provident Fund) Rules, 1950    ESI (General) Regulations, 1950   


FULL TEXT OF THE ACT

Preliminary

 1    Short title, extent, commencement and application
 2    Definitions
 2-A    Registration of Factories and Establishments

Corporation, Standing Committee and Medical Benefit Council

 3    Establishment of Employees' State Insurance Corporation
 4    Constitution of Corporation
 5    Term of office of members of the Corporation
 6    Eligibility for renomination or re-election
 7    Authentication of orders, decisions, etc
 8    Constitution of Standing Committee
 9    Term of office of members of Standing Committee
 10    Medical Benefit Council
 11    Resignation of membership
 12    Cessation of membership
 13    Disqualification
 14    Filling of vacancies
 15    Fees and allowances
 16    Principal Officers
 17    Staff
 18    Powers of the Standing Committee
 19    Corporation's power to promote measures for health, etc., of insured persons
 20    Meetings of Corporation, Standing Committee and Medical Benefit Council
 21    Super session of the Corporation and Standing Committee
 22    Duties of Medical Benefit Council
 23    Duties of Director General and the Financial Commissioner
 24    Acts of Corporation, etc., not invalid by reason of defect in constitution, etc
 25    Regional Boards, Local Committees, Regional and Local Medical Benefit Councils

Finance and Audit

 26    Employees' State Insurance Fund
 27    Grant by the Central Government
 28    Purposes for which the Fund may be expended
 28-A    Administrative expenses
 29    Holding of property, etc
 30    Vesting of the property in the Corporation
 31    Expenditure by Central Government to be treated as a loan
 32    Budget estimates
 33    Accounts
 34    Audit
 35    Annual report
 36    Budget, audited accounts and the annual report to be placed before Parliament
 37    Valuation of assets and liabilities

Contributions

 38    All employees to be insured
 39    Contributions
 40    Principal employer to pay contributions in the first instance
 41    Recovery of contribution from immediate employer
 42    General provisions as to payment of contributions
 43    Method of payment of contribution
 44    Employers to furnish returns and maintain registers in certain cases
 45    Social Security Officers, their functions and duties
 45-A    Determination of contributions in certain cases
 45-AA    Appellate Authority
 45-B    Recovery of contributions
 45-C    Issue of certificate to the Recovery Officer
 45-D    Recovery Officer to whom certificate is to be forwarded
 45-E    Validity of certificate and amendment thereof
 45-F    Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof
 45-G    Other modes of recovery
 45-H    Application of certain provisions of the Income Tax Act.
 45-I    Definitions

Benefits

 46    Benefits
 47    [* * * ]
 48    When person deemed available for employment
 49    Sickness benefit
 50    Maternity benefit
 51    Disablement benefit
 51-A    Presumption as to accident arising in course of employment
 51-B    Accidents happening while acting in breach of regulations, etc.
 51-C    Accidents happening while travelling in employers transport
 51-D    Accidents happening while meeting emergency
 51-E    Accidents happening while commuting to the place of work and vice versa
 52    Dependant's benefit
 52-A    Occupational disease
 53    Bar against receiving or recovery of compensation or damages under any other law
 54    Determination of question of disablement
 54-A    References to medical board and appeals to medical appeal tribunal and Employees' Insurance Courts
 55    Review of decisions by medical board or medical appeal tribunal
 55-A    Review of dependants' benefit
 56    Medical benefit
 57    Scale of medical benefit
 58    Provision of medical treatment by State Government
 59    Establishment and maintenance of hospitals, etc,. by Corporation
 59-A    Provision of medical benefit by the Corporation in lieu of State Government
 59-B    Medical and Paramedical education
 60    Benefit not assignable or attachable
 61    Bar of benefits under other enactments
 62    Persons not to commute cash benefits
 63    Persons not entitled to receive benefit in certain cases
 64    Recipients of sickness or disablement benefit to observe conditions
 65    Benefits not to be combined
 66    Corporation's right to be indemnified in certain cases
 67    Corporation's right to be recover damages from employer in certain cases
 68    Corporation's rights where a principal employer fails or neglects to pay any contribution
 69    Liability of owner of occupier of factories, etc. for excessive sickness benefit
 70    Repayment of benefit improperly received
 71    Benefit payable up to and including day of death
 72    Employer not to reduce wages etc.
 73    Employer not to dismiss or punish employee during period of sickness, etc.

Transitory Provisions

 73-A    Employer's special contributions
 73-B    Special tribunals for decision of disputes or questions under this Chapter where there is no Employee
 73-C    Benefits under Chapter V to depend upon employees' contribution
 73-D    Mode of recovery of employer's special contribution
 73-E    Power to call for additional information or return
 73-F    Power to exempt to be exercised by Central Government alone in respect of employer's special contributions
 73-G    Application of certain provisions of this Act to employer's special contribution
 73-H    Omitted
 73-I    Duration of Chapter V-A

Adjudication of dispute and claims

 74    Constitution of Employees' Insurance Court
 75    Matters to be decided by Employees' Insurance Court
 76    Institution proceedings etc
 77    Commencement of proceedings
 78    Powers of Employees' Insurance Court
 79    Appearance by legal practitioners, etc.
 80    Benefit not admissible unless claimed in time
 81    Reference to High Court
 82    Appeal
 83    Stay of payment pending appeal

Penalties

 84    Punishment for false statement
 85    Punishment for failure to pay contributions, etc.
 85-A    Enhanced punishment in certain cases after previous conviction
 85-B    Power to recover damages
 85-C    Power of court to make orders
 86    Prosecutions
 86-A    Offences by companies

Miscellaneous

 87    Exemption of a factory or establishment or class or factories or establishments.
 88    Exemption of persons or class or persons
 89    Corporation to make representation
 90    Exemption of factories or establishments belonging to Government or any local authority
 91    Exemption from one or more provisions of the Act.
 91-A    Exemptions to be either prospective or retrospective
 91-AA    Central Government to be Appropriate Government
 91-B    Misuse of benefits
 91-C    Writing off of losses
 92    Power of Central Government to give directions
 93    Corporation officers and servants to be public servants
 93-A    Liability in case of transfer of establishment
 94    Contributions etc, due to Corporation to have priority over other debts.
 94-A    Delegation of powers
 95    Power of Central Government to make rules
 96    Power of State Government to make rules
 97    Power of Corporation to make regulations
 98    Corporation may undertake duties in Part B State
 99    Medical care for the families of insured persons
 99-A    Power to remove difficulties
 100    Repeals and savings
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