Jan 01, 2017

Increase in Wage Ceiling Coverage of an Employee under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

Pursuant to Notification no. G.S.R. 1166(E) issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the wage ceiling for coverage of an employee under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 has been increased from Rs. 15,000 (approx. US$ 200) to Rs. 21,000 (approx. US$ 300). Accordingly, with effect from January 1, 2017, all factories or establishments, to which the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 applies, will now be required to procure insurance for employees earning Rs. 21,000 (approx. US$ 300) or less.




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