ESI Manuals/ Acts




  1. Short title, extent, commencement and application
  2. Definitions
  3. Registration of factories and establishments



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



  1. Employees' State Insurance Fund
  2. Grant by the Central Government
  3. Purposes for which the fund may be expended
  4. Administrative expenses
  5. Holding of property, etc.
  6. Vesting of the property in the Corporation
  7. Expenditure by Central Government to be treated as a loan
  8. Budget estimates
  9. Accounts
  10. Audit
  11. Annual report
  12. Budget, audited accounts and the annual report to be placed before Parliament
  13. Valuation of assets and liabilities



  1. All employees to be insured
  2. Contributions
  3. Principal employer to pay contributions in the first instance
  4. Recovery of contribution from immediate employer
  5. General provisions as to payment of contributions
  6. Method of payment of contribution
  7. Employers to furnish returns and maintain registers in certain cases
  8. Inspectors, their functions and duties
  9. Determination of contributions in certain cases
  10. Recovery of contributions
  11. Issue of certificate to the Recovery Officer
  12. Recovery Officer to whom certificate is to be forwarded
  13. Validity of certificate and amendment thereof
  14. Stay of proceedings under certificate and amendment or withdrawal thereof
  15. Other modes of recovery
  16. Application of certain provisions of the Income Tax Act
  17. Definitions



  1. Benefits
  2. When person eligible for sickness benefit (Repealed)
  3. When person deemed available for employment
  4. Sickness benefit
  5. Maternity benefit
  6. Disablement benefit
  7. Presumption as to accident arising in course of employment
  8. Accidents happening while acting in breach of regulations, etc.
  9. Accidents happening while travelling in employer's transport
  10. Accidents happening while meeting emergency
  11. Dependants' benefit
  12. Occupational disease
  13. Bar against receiving or recovery of compensation or damages under any other law
  14. Determination of question of disablement
  15. References to Medical Boards and appeals to Medical Appeal Tribunals and Employees' Insurance Courts
  16. Review of decisions by Medical Board or Medical Appeal Tribunal
  17. Review of dependants' benefit
  18. Medical benefit
  19. Scale of medical benefit
  20. Provision of medical treatment by State Government
  21. Establishment and maintenance of hospitals, etc. by Corporation
  22. Provision of medical benefit by the Corporation in lieu of State Government


  1. Benefit not assignable or attachable
  2. Bar of benefits under other enactments
  3. Persons not to commute cash benefits
  4. Persons not entitled to receive benefit in certain cases
  5. Recipients of sickness or disablement benefit to observe conditions
  6. Benefits not to be combined
  7. Corporation's right to recover damages from employer in certain cases
  8. Corporation's right to be indemnified in certain cases
  9. Corporation's rights where a principal employer fails or neglects to pay any contribution
  10. Liability of owner or occupier of factories, etc. for excessive sickness benefit
  11. Repayment of benefit improperly received
  12. Benefit payable up to and including day of death
  13. Employer not to reduce wages, etc.
  14. Employer not to dismiss or punish employee during period of sickness, etc.



  1. Employer's special contribution
  2. Special tribunals for decision of disputes or questions under this Chapter where there is no Employees' Insurance Court
  3. Benefits under Chapter V to depend upon employee's contribution
  4. Mode of recovery of employer's special contribution
  5. Power to call for additional information or return
  6. Power to exempt to be exercised by Central Government alone in respect of employer's special contributions
  7. Application of certain provisions of this Act to employer's special contribution
  8. Power to remove difficulties
  9. Duration of Chapter VA



  1. Constitution of Employees' Insurance Court
  2. Matters to be decided by Employees' Insurance Court
  3. Institution of proceedings, etc.
  4. Commencement of proceedings
  5. Powers of Employees' Insurance Court
  6. Appearance by legal practitioners, etc.
  7. Benefit not admissible unless claimed in time
  8. Reference to High Court
  9. Appeal
  10. Stay of payment pending appeal



  1. Punishment for false statements
  2. Punishment for failure to pay contributions, etc.
  3. Enhanced punishment in certain cases after previous conviction
  4. Power to recover damages
  5. Power of Court to make orders
  6. Prosecutions
  7. Offences by companies



  1. Exemption of a factory or establishment or class of factories or establishments
  2. Exemption of persons or class of persons
  3. Corporation to make representation
  4. Exemption of factories or establishments belonging to government or any local authority
  5. Exemption from one or more provisions of the Act
  6. Exemptions to be either prospective or retrospective
  7. Misuse of benefits
  8. Writing off of losses
  9. Power of Central Government to give directions
  10. Corporation officers and servants to be public servants
  11. Liability in case of transfer of establishment
  12. Contributions, etc., due to Corporation to have priority over other debts
  13. Delegation of powers
  14. Power of Central Government to make rules
  15. Power of State Government to make rules
  16. Power of Corporation to make regulations
  17. Corporation may undertake duties in Part B States
  18. Medical care for the families of insured persons
  19. Power to remove difficulties
  20. Repeal and saving