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ESI – Review of Old Pending Accident Reports

Contents News/Article Date: 10th  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. R/747/2023/Bft.1 dated 10/8/2023 issued by Deputy Director (Benefit)

Pertains to: All employers and especially those who fail to submit accident records

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Karma Global does excellent work on providing ESI Services both to establishments as well as Insured Employees and in this respect, it will inform all its clients and insured employees about the many announcements that the Government has made in terms of expansion of ESI Scheme, so as to make it available in the remotest of places viz. 744 districts and also to make health facilities and medical colleges in progressive districts of our country further expanding post graduate medical seats.

And in this instance: An instance came to the notice of Hqrs. Office where in one accident case, where relevant records were not submitted by the employer, the case was temporarily closed by the concerned Branch Manager without initiating any legal action against the employer and further without intimating to the respective SRO about temporary closure of the case. This resulted in inordinate delay in disposal of the case and caused undue inconvenience to the dependents. It has been viewed seriously by the Competent Authority.

It is, therefore, advised that necessary instructions may be issued to all the Branch Managers under your jurisdiction to review all pending Accident Reports and take necessary action to dispose of such pending cases at the earliest. No case should be temporarily closed by the Branch Manager of the respective Branch office

Subject: ESI – Review of Old Pending Accident Reports


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