ESIC Registration and ESIC Return Filing

The employee state insurance (ESI) is managed and regulated by the Employee State Insurance Corporation which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. The ESI scheme was started for the Indian Employees that provided monetary, medical, and other benefits from the employer to the employee.

ESIC Registration and ESIC Return Filing is mandatory if your establishment have more then 10 Employees. Our Team will help you in complete process of ESIC Registration, Challan preparation and Return filing

ESIC Registration Pricing

(Businesses Having Less then 20 Employees)

9999 6599
  • Exclusive of GST

Eligibility For ESIC Registration

To be eligible for ESIC registration is to have more than 10 workers. In some regions, ESIC registration is possible for establishments only if there are more than 20 employees. Here are some other criteria that need to be satisfied for obtaining ESI registration.

  • An employee whose gross salary is up to Rs. 21,000 per month can avail of this with the help of the employer.
  • The establishment is registered with the EPFO.
  • The total contribution to ESI is 4.00% of the gross salary and it can be further divided as:
      • 3.25% by the employer
      • 0.75% of the employee
  • For industrial units where there are chances of occurrence of injury or health issues all the employees with a salary less than Rs.21,000 compulsorily need to get ESI registration.

Documents Required For ESIC Registration

For obtaining ESI registration in India here is the list of documents that is to be submitted by the employer along with the application:

  1. Registration Certificate of the Shops and Establishment Acts.
  2. Factories Act
  3. Address proof of Principal place of business
  4. Copy of PAN Card
  5. Bank statement (Latest)
  6. Memorandum and Articles of Association or the partnership deed or trust deed depending on the nature of the entity.
  7. Certificate of Commencement registration no
  8. The monthly pay sheet is also required for computing the contribution amount for each employee for ESI filings.

ESIC Registration Pricing

(Businesses Having Less then 20 Employees)

9999 6599
  • Exclusive of GST

ESIC Return filing Fee

The employer needs to pay ESI return on a monthly basis, and the due dates are also fixed as follows:
The due date for ESI return filing is 15th of subsequent month.

ESI Return Filing

(Businesses Having Employee up to 10)

  • Exclusive of GST

ESI Return Filing

(Businesses0 Having Employee up to 11-30)

  • Exclusive of GST

ESI Return Filing

(Businesses Having Employee up to 31-50)

  • Exclusive of GST

ESIC Registration Benefits

ESI registration allows the employees to enjoy a lot of benefits under the Employees State Insurance corporation scheme.

  • Medical Aid- From the very first day of employment the registered ESI members and the family members enjoy the benefits of complete medical care and insurance. Retired members and permanently disabled insured persons and their spouses can also avail medical care on payment of an annual premium of Rs.120.
  • Maternity benefit- Pregnant women can avail of maternity benefits that are payable up to twenty-six weeks. This maternity leave period can be extended on medical advice by 30 days at the rate of full wage subject to contribution for 70 days in the preceding year.
  • Disablement benefit- From the day of the employees irrespective of having done any contribution, 90% of the wage is payable as long as the temporary disability continues. Permanent disablement benefit is payable at 90% of the wage as a monthly payment.
  • Sickness benefits- Absent at work due to illness is allowed for a maximum of 91 days per year along with 70% of the monthly wages.
  • Dependent benefits- In case of the sudden demise of an employee during the employment, the dependents of the deceased employee will receive 90% of his or her monthly salary.
  • Funeral expenses- The family members of the deceased employees are entitled to an additional amount of Rs.10,000 for the funeral expenses.
  • Confinement expenses- Confinement expenses can be availed in case of confinement of an insured woman or wife of the employee with no medical facilities under the ESI scheme.

Here are some need-based benefits:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation: Permanently physically challenged employees who are insured are entitled to vocational rehabilitation training at VRS.
  • Physical Rehabilitation: Can be availed by the employees in case of physical disablement or injury or hazards due to employment.
  • Old Age Medical Care: By the annual payment of Rs.120 medical care benefits can be availed for the ESI employees or for those who are opting for VRS/ERS. The members who retiring on account of permanent disability can also avail themselves the same.
  • Extended Sickness Benefits: Insured employees who are suffering from chronic diseases can avail of the extended sickness benefit up to 2 years, the sick leave of 91 days should be expired.
  • Enhanced Sickness Benefit: Enhanced sickness benefit was an encouragement measure for ESI employees to undergo vasectomy or tubectomy for the welfare of the family. Extension of this benefit can be availed in case there are post-operative complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ESI scheme is a comprehensive social security scheme that is designed to accomplish the task of socially protecting the employees in the organized sector against the event of sickness, maternity, disablement, and death due to employment injury.

The existing wage limit for coverage under the ESI Act is Rs. 21,000 per month w.e.f from 1.01.2017.

The ESI Scheme will be calculated on the gross salary of 21,000 if the salary is above 21,000 the ESI will still be constant.

The ESIC scheme does not cover the workers or the employees that earn more than Rs.21,000 per month and in the case of a person with disabilities, the maximum wage is Rs. 25,000


The employee insured person and the family are entitled to avail medical benefits from the very first day of his or her joining the insurable employment.


The ESI act 1948 is an establishment that has more than ten employees in the organization and has a maximum salary of Rs.21,000 per month should mandatorily apply for the ESI registration under the ESI Act within 15 days.