ESI Registration

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (“ESIC”) is a statutory corporate body set up under the ESI Act 1948, which is responsible for the administration of ESI Scheme. The ESI scheme is a self-financed comprehensive social security scheme devised to protect the employees covered under the scheme against financial distress arising out of events of sickness, disablement or death due to employment injuries.

The scheme is managed by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, a government entity that is a self-financing, social security, and labor welfare organization.

Applicability of ESI

  • All units that are covered under Factory Act and Shops and Establishment act are eligible for ESI.
  • Where 10 or more people are employed irrespective of their monthly earnings. Note: Some states (such as Gujarat and Punjab) have upper limits on the number of employees for eligibility of the ESI scheme.
  • All employees of E.S.I covered unit, whose monthly incomes (excluding overtime, bonus, leave encashment) does not exceed Rs. 21,000 per month, are eligible to avail benefits under the Scheme.

Rate of Contribution of E.S.I

Particulars E.S.I
Employees Contribution 0.75%
Employees Contribution 3.25%
Total 4.00%

Collection of Contribution

An employer is liable to pay his contribution in respect of every employee and deduct employees contribution from wages bill and shall pay these contributions at the above specified rates to the Corporation within 15 days of the last day of the Calendar month in which the contributions fall due.

Contribution Period and Benefit Period

There are two contribution periods each of six months duration and two corresponding benefit periods also of six months duration as under.

Contribution period Corresponding Cash Benefit period

Particulars E.S.I
Employees Contribution 0.75%
Employees Contribution 3.25%
Total 4.00%

Documents Required

Registration Certificate obtained under Shop and Establishment Act or Factories Act

Certificate of Incorporation in case of Company & Partnership deed in case of Partnership Firm

MOA and AOA of the Company

List of all the employees working in the Organization

PAN card of the Entity

Salary details of the Employees

Cancelled cheque of bank account of the entity

List of Director’s of the Company

List of shareholders of the Company

Attendance register of the Employees

Contact No. and E-Mail id of the Applicant

PAN and Adhaar of the Authorised Signatory



Starting at Rs.7,499/- Onwards
  • ESI or EPF Registration for less than or equal to 20 employees.


Starting at Rs.14,499/- Onwards
  • ESI or EPF Registration for less than or equal to 40 employees.


Starting at Rs.24,499/- Onwards
  • ESI or EPF Registration for more than 40 employees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does ESI registration contribute in pension?

The employees covered under the ESI scheme are entitled to a family pension.

Do I need to be physically present in the Process?

No, You don't need to be physically present for the process, Filingwale is an online platform all you need is an internet connection in your phone/computer and the required documents with you and we can get the job done no matters even if you are present at the remotest location of India.

What are the compliance requirements?

Every employer covered under this act has to comply with various compliances such as deposit of monthly contribution, in order to file half yearly return and report to ESIC authorities if there is any change in business activity, address, ownership and the management, maintenance of registers and records etc.

What is ESI Code Number?

It is a 17-digit unique identification number allotted to every registered establishment. This number is generated through the ESIC portal on submission of the required information by the employer or generated on receipt of a survey report from the Social Security Officer.

What are the records to be maintained for the purpose of the ESI Scheme?

In addition to the Muster roll, wage record and books of Account maintained under other laws, the employer is required to maintain the following records for ESI:-

  • Accident Register in Form-11
  • An inspection book.
  • The immediate employer is also required to maintain the Employee’s Register for the employees deployed to the principal employer.