New Amendment ESI Wage Limit: ESI Raised Wage Limit to Rs 21,000 from Rs 15,000 with effect from 01st October, 2016

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016.

G.S.R. 720(E).—The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, which the Central Government, after consulting the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 95 of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of the said section for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published, are made available to the public;

Objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Shri Ajay Malik, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001;

The Objections or suggestions, which may be received from any person in respect of the said draft rules within the period specified above, will be considered by the Central Government.


(1) These rules may be called the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of this final publication in the Official Gazette.

(3) In the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950;

(a) Rule “51-(A)” shall be renumbered as rule “51A”;

(b) After sub-rule (2) of rule 51A as so renumbered the following new rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“51B. In areas where the Act is implemented for the first time, the rates of employer’s and employee’s contribution for the initial twenty-four months from the date from the date of implementation , shall be as under:-

(a) Employer’s contribution – A sum (rounded to the next higher rupee) equal to three per cent. of the wages payable to an employee; and

(b) Employee’s contribution – A sum (rounded to next higher rupee) equal to one per cent. of the wages payable to an employee.
Provided that on completion of twenty-four months from the date of notification of the Act, the rate of contribution as provided under rule 51 shall be applicable”.

[F. No. S-38012/01/2016-SS-I]

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide notification number S.R.O. 212 dated the 22nd
June, 1950 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 598(E) dated the 14th June, 2016.

Gazette Notification: ESI Amendment 2016- Draft Rules

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