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ESI Meghalaya extension of scheme to casual and contractual workers employed in municipal corporation of the State


Contents News/Article Date: 24th August 2023 

Relating to which Act: The Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948          

Penalty under the Act: Section 85(a):  Penalty for failure to pay contribution

Non-payment of this contribution is a serious offense because it directly affects insurable employees. Hence, the maximum imprisonment for this offense is 3 years and the minimum is 6 months with Rs. 5,000 as fine.

Applicable to which State: All the States and Establishments covered by the ESI Act

Type: ESIC Circular No. 34   dated 24th August 2023   issued by Principal Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Labour Department 

Pertains to: Insured employees and employers – extension of provision of the act to the classes of establishments as specified in the schedule

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And in this instance: The Government of Meghalaya extends provision of the act to Municipal Bodies including Municipal Board and other local Urban Bodies run by the State Government wherein 10 or more persons on casual or contractual or both, basis is employed for wages on any day of the preceding 12 months.

Subject: The Government of Meghalaya extends provision of the act to Municipal Bodies


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