Violation of ESI Act

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August 20, 2013

The aims and objective of Employees State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948 is to provide certain benefits to the employees in the organised sector in case of employment injury, sickness, maternityand to make provision for certain matters in relation thereto.

The number of violation of ESI Act, 1948 during last three years and current year is as under:-

2010-2011 - 1126

2011-2012 - 899

2012-2013 - 864

2013-2014 (upto June) - 139

The number of convictions made during last three years and current year is as under:-

2010-2011 - 486

2011-2012 - 282

2012-2013 - 732

2013-2014 (upto June) - 97

A total number of 15499 (upto June, 2013) cases are pending in the court under ESI Act, 1948.

To ensure speedy disposal of cases, instructions have been issued to the field units from time to time for taking following measures:-

i) Advocates not having any junior should not be empanelled.

ii) ESI Advocates should not, as far as possible, seek adjournment on their own.

iii) The Regional Directors should call on Judges atleast once in six month, to apprise him of the pendency with a request for speedy disposal.

The Regional Directors have also been advised to review pending cases on monthly basis.

Further, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has come out with two AMNESTY SCHEMES, in which incentives were given to the employers for out of court settlement. Total 857 and 1544 cases were settled during the Amnesty Scheme 2008 and 2010 respectively.

This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok Sabha today in reply to a written question.

ST/-

(Release ID :98436)

Source: PIB