ESI Return

ESI Return

ESI registered businesses must be filed ESI returns monthly basis.

Established under the ESI Act, 1948, ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Corporation) provides benefits to employees in the event of their sickness, death, disablement, injury, etc. The finance of this scheme comes from contributions from both employees and employers. Any employee who earns a monthly income of less than Rs. 21000 per month is covered under this scheme. Apart from employees, the family members of employees are also provided benefits under this Act. Any establishment that employs 10 or more employees is mandated by law to register under this Act. The contribution of employers in this scheme is 4.75% and that of employees is 1.75%, thus making a total of 6.5%.

Advantages of ESI Registration

  • Medical Aid – ESI registered persons are awarded full medical care as also their family members right from the day of entering employment which provides insurance.
  • Maternity Benefit – Maternity Benefit for confinement/pregnancy is payable for Twenty Six (26) weeks, which is extendable by further one month on medical advice at the rate of full wage subject to contribution for 70 days in the preceding Two Contribution Periods.
  • Disablement Help – In case of any disablement of an employee 90% of the monthly salary is paid as a disablement benefit.
  • Sickness Benefits – In case of any sickness of an employee 70% of the monthly salary is paid as a sickness benefit subject to a maximum capping of 91 days in a year.
  • Death Benefits – In case of death of an employee 90% of the monthly salary is paid as a death benefit to employees’ dependents.
  • Funeral Expenses: An amount of Rs.10,000/- is payable to the dependents or to the person who performs last rites from day one of entering insurable employment.
  • Confinement Expenses: An Insured Women or respect of his wife in case confinement occurs at a place where necessary medical facilities under the ESI Scheme are not available.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: To permanently disabled Insured Person for undergoing VR Training at VRS.
  • Physical Rehabilitation: In case of physical disablement due to employment injury.
  • Old Age Medical Care: For Insured Person retiring on attaining the age of superannuation or under VRS/ERS and person having to leave service due to permanent disability insured person & spouse on payment of Rs. 120/- per annum.

Documents Required for ESI Registration:

  • Address proof and PAN Card of the business establishment or company.
  • Canceled cheque.
  • All the Directors’ or Partner or Proprietor Pan, ID Proof & Address Proof.
  • Partnership Deed and incorporation certificate.
  • All Directors’ DIN.
  • Address proof of the company(Telephone bill, Bank statement).
  • Employee’s detail along with their monthly compensation.
  • Nature of work.
  • DSC of the Authorized signatory and name, mobile no., mail id.
  • Any other registration copy (GST, Service tax, Shop and Establishment, TIN, etc…).

Contribution of ESI Employers and Employees

Employees’ contribution 1.75% of the gross pay

Employers’ contribution 4.75% of the gross pay


Payments: 15th of every month

Important note:

There are two contribution periods each of six months duration from 1st April to 30th September and from 1st October to 31st March

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Registration Process:

  • Document Preparation – Panomics Legal Mentors Tax experts will collect necessary documents and information for the preparation of ESI return.
  •  Return Preparation – Panomics Legal Mentors will prepare your returns as per your documents and information provided by you
  • Approval – Panomics Legal Mentors will send you prepared return for your approval
  • ESI Return filing- After approval from your side, our tax experts file your ESI return.