Contents News/Article Date: 26th June 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. W 11 / 12 / Misc. / 2017 / PMD dated 26th June 2023 issued by Chief Engineer
Pertains to: ESIC / ESIC Hospitals / ESIC Offices
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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: The ESI Corporation on June 26, 2023 issued a notification regarding the Fire Safety Compliance / Fire NOC.
The following has been stated:
The fire safety audit and disability audit have to be conducted of all ESI Hospitals by any Government Institution and has directed to take necessary action for obtaining fire NOC in respect of ESIC establishments.
It will be the responsibility of the Estate Officer / concerned authority to ensure all necessary actions are complete, all licenses obtained and all EST buildings are fire safety compliant.
Subject: ESIC Fire Safety Compliance / Fire NOC for ESI / ESIC Buildings
Attached is the notification