ESIC issues instructions for implementation of the scheme ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme.

Jun 09, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on June 4, 2021 has issued instructions for implementation of the scheme ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme. 

• Scheme Objective – to provide relief to the dependents of the IP in case of his/her death due to COVID-19. The eligible dependent family members of IP will be paid periodic payments directly to the bank account.  

• Eligibility Conditions – 

• The IP who died due to covid-19 disease must have registered on the ESIC online portal at least three months prior to the date of diagnosis of Covid-19 disease resulting in his/her death. 

• The deceased IP must have been in employment on the date of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease and 

• Payment under the scheme - The following relatives shall be eligible to receive the Periodical payments under the scheme- Spouse, a legitimate or adopted son who has not attained the age of twenty-five years, A widowed mother, etc. 

• Distribution of Relief amongst the dependents- 90% of the average wages of the deceased IP, which will be called as full rate of the relief will be paid to the dependents of the IP who died due to COVID-19 disease. 

• Calculation of average daily wages – Average daily wages will be calculated in the manner similar to that in case of dependent’s benefit under ESI Act 1948 except in cases where the contribution period April-September 2020 comes into play in determing the average daily wages and the contribution paid for the deceased IP in it is zero due to lock down. 

• Minimum Relief under the scheme – The minimum relief under the scheme shall be Rs. 1800/- per month. 

• Implementation of the Scheme – The Claimant for the relief will be required to submit their claim for relief under the scheme in form CRS-I enclosing the COVID-19 Positive report and death certificate in nearest ESIC branch office, Proof of age identity of dependents shall be given by means of Aadhaar or birth certificate issued by the competent authority.

[Notification No- P-11/14/11/COVID-19 Relief Scheme/2021-Bft II]




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