Good news: ESIC to give cash relief to insured persons during unemployment, other benefits; details here
Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to pay cash relief to insured persons during the period of unemployment. The scheme named ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ was approved on Wednesday by the the Labour Ministry.
Under the scheme, the cash amount will be directly credited into the bank account of the insured person in case of unemployment.
“Considering the change in employment pattern and the current scenario of employment in India which has transformed from a long term employment to fixed short term engagement in the form of contract and temping, the ESI Corporation has approved a Scheme named “ATAL BIMIT VYAKTI KALYAN YOJNA” for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948m” said the ministry in a release.
To curtail the multiple registrations of same insured persons, the ESIC has also approved the proposal for reimbursement of Rs 10 per person to the employers to encourage the seeding of Aadhar (UID) in ESIC database of their workers and their family members.
In another decision, the ESIC has approved the proposal for relaxing the eligibility conditions for availing Super Specialty treatment has now been relaxed from the earlier insurable employment of 2 years to 06 months with contribution requirement of only 78 days.
“Besides, the eligibility for availing Super Specialty treatment for dependents of Insured Person has now been relaxed to insurable employment of one year with 156 days of contributions. This relaxation will immensely help the Insured Persons and their beneficiaries to avail Super Specialty treatment free of cost as per revised eligibility,” it said.
The corporation has also approved the proposal for increasing the funeral expenses from existing Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 being paid on the death of Insured Person.