According to the provisional payroll data received from the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), 16.27 lakh new employees became part of the ESI scheme in January, 2023.
When compared to the figures of January 2022, there seems to have been an increase of 17.88 lakh employees who contributed to the ESI Scheme this year.
About 22,800 new setups have registered for the scheme under ESIC, offering social security to their employees.
Of the total 16.27 lakh employees added during January, 7.52 lakh are 25 years old or less. That means, more youngsters are getting employed in India.
About 13.22 women have been enrolled, whereas a total of 44 transgender employees have been registered under the ESI scheme in January. This is proof that the scheme has managed to reach out to all sections of the society.
Recently, ESIC decided to implement the ESI scheme in all the districts across India. Minister of State for Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli had informed the Lok Sabha that except for Lakshadweep, the ESI scheme had been notified in all the States and Union Territories, with effect from 1 March, 2023. Currently, of the 744 districts in India, the scheme has been extended to 609 districts. While 483 districts have been fully covered, 128 are partially covered under the scheme. Medical treatment is offered to beneficiaries through ESIC’s hospitals and dispensaries.