‘ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme’ under Section 19 of ESI Act as a welfare measure for employees

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‘ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme’ under Section 19 of ESI Act as a welfare measure for employees

 

EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE
 CORPORATION NOTIFICATION
 New Delhi, the 1st February, 2022
 No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D. –
In exercise of the powers conferred upon it under sub-section (1) of section 97 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948 (34 of 1948), the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation had notified ‘ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme’ under Section 19 of ESI Act as a welfare measure for employees covered under Section 2(9) of the Act, vide notification published in Gazette of India (Extraordinary) Part III Section – 4 (Sl. No. 331) dated 13.08.2021 for a period of 2 years w.e.f. 24.03.2020.
Now the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has decided to relax the eligibility condition of the scheme are as under:-
 “The deceased Insured Person must have been in employment on the date of diagnosis of COVID19 disease and contributions for at least 35 days should have been paid or payable in respect of him / her during a period of maximum one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease resulting in death.
” Any objection or suggestions, which may be received from any person in respect of notification within a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication, will be considered by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.
The objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Shri S Biswas, Insurance Commissioner, (e-mail Id: dir-pnd@esic.nic.in) Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Panchdeep Bhawan, CIG Marg, New Delhi 110002.
S. BISWAS, Insurance Commissioner(P&D) 
[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./635/2021-22]
 
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