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The ESI or the Employees’ State Insurance is one of the schemes of the Government under the ESI Act of 1948. It is a self-financing social security scheme and health insurance plan for Indian workers. Managed by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, it offers medical and disablement benefits. 


Documents Required:

In order to register under the ESI scheme, the following documents are necessary:

A license obtained under the Shops and Establishment Act or Factories Act

A certificate of registration or a Memorandum and Articles of Association in case of a private limited Company, partnership deed for LLPs, etc.

A Certificate of registration for all entities and for the commencement of production for factories

List of all the directors, partners and shareholders of the Company

PAN card of the business along with the address proof of the establishment

The Bank statements and details of the organization, along with the evidence of commencement of operation.


Registration pROCedure:

The following are the pROCedure which one has to follow for the registration of the ESI Return Filing:

After preparing the documents, the Company has to submit the Employer’s Registration Form (Form-1).

Download the PDF format on the official website and submit it to ESIC for registration

The ESI filing can be done when the registration number is received after the verification pROCess. The Registration number is a 17 digit number. 

Those employees who are registered under the scheme get an ESI card after submitting a form along with the photographs and details of family members.

Finally, you now have a permanent number which is valid for a lifetime. 


Documents For ESI Returns:

The following are the documents which have to be maintained for the ESI Return:

The Attendance register of the employees

A Register for Form 6

A Register or Record of wages

The Register of any accidents on the premises

An Inspection book

All the Monthly challans and returns submitted for ESI

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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What is the insurance number?

To recognize each employee, the ESI scheme allows a unique identification number to every worker. This number is called the insurance number and is used for all operational purposes.

What is the full form of ESI?

ESI stands for Employee State Insurance scheme.

Is it required by law for an employer to register with ESIC Act?

The law of India states that it is mandatory for every employee to register within ESI. It is considered a statutory responsibility. A factory or establishment has to apply for the scheme within 15 days from the date it becomes eligible

After ESI registration is completed, how many returns need to be filed per year?

Once a factory or establishment is recognized within the ESIC Act, it has to file ESI returns two times per year. For each return filed, the underlying documents have to be submitted: ● A register of wages ● A register of the attendance of employees ● A register of Form 6 ● Challans and returns of every month ● A register of any accidents that may have occurred on the premises of the business,

Why should you select Cacsadvocates for ESI registration?

ESI forms can be filled online but they require exact information with no buffer for mistakes. Additionally, the application is long and exhaustive and requires meticulous attention to be filled accurately. At Cacsadvocates we ensure that no error is made and that the ESI registration is completed as fast as possible and with no glitches. We make the procedure seamless and smooth for you.

What are the benefits of ESI scheme registration?

The ESI offers medical and monetary benefits to all the employees of various sectors. ESI is regulated by an autonomous body, representing members who are employers, employees, State govt, Central govt, medical professionals and the Parliament. Under the ESI Act 1948, Section 2-A it is every employer’s statutory responsibility to register for ESI.