Wage limit for ESI Act proposed Rs 21000 : Notification of Draft Rules

By | October 13, 2016



New Delhi, the 6th October, 2016

G.S.R. 957(E).—Whereas certain draft rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950 which the Central Government, after consultation with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of the said section for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published, are made available to the public;

The Objections or suggestions, which may be received from any person in respect of these draft rules within the period specified above, will be considered by the Central Government;

Objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Shri Ajay Malik, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001.


(1) These rules may be called the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2016.

(2) In the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, in rule 50, for the words “fifteen thousand”, wherever they occur, the words “twenty-one thousand” shall be substituted. .



Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide notification number S.R.O.212, dated the 22nd June, 1950 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 598(E), dated the 14th June, 2016.

Present Rule 50 of Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950

Wage limit for coverage of employees under the Act

50. The wage limit for coverage of an employee under sub-clause (b) of clause (9) of section 2 of the Act shall be  fifteen thousand  rupees a month:

Provided that an employee whose wages (excluding remuneration for overtime work) exceed fifteen thousand rupees a month at any time after and not before the beginning of the contribution period, shall continue to be an employee until the end of that period:

Provided further that the wage limit for coverage of an employee who is a person with disability under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996), and under the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (44 of 1999) respectively, shall be twenty-five thousand rupees a month.

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