Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 21
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has determined in favour of a slew of measures which embrace the extension of the ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ for an additional one 12 months to offer reduction to staff in view of the Covid pandemic.
The two-year scheme had accomplished its interval on May 31, this 12 months.
The resolution to increase the scheme was taken at a gathering of the ESIC, presided over by Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. The ESIC is a wing of the Ministry.
The ESIC additionally determined to increase the relief in eligibility standards and enhancement of unemployment profit beneath the ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’ with retrospective impact from March 24 (when the pandemic lockdown got here into pressure) to December 31, 2020.
However, post-December 31, 2020, the ESIC would revert to the sooner eligibility situation.
Under the relaxed eligibility norm and enhancement, cost would now be made at 50 per cent of common wages payable for a most 90 days unemployment as an alternative of 25 per cent earlier.
Instead of the reduction turning into payable 90 days after unemployment, it shall now turn out to be due for cost after 30 days.
Also, the insured individual (IP) can submit the declare on to the ESIC Branch Office as an alternative of the declare being forwarded by the final employer and the cost shall be made on to his checking account.
Besides, the IP ought to have been insurable employment for a minimal interval of two years earlier than his/her unemployment and may have contributed for not lower than 78 days within the contribution interval instantly previous to unemployment and minimal 78 days in one of many remaining three “contribution periods” in two years previous to unemployment.
The ESIC is implementing the ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyna Yojna’ beneath which unemployment profit is paid to the employees lined beneath the ESI Scheme.
It has additionally been determined to determine ICU/HDU companies as much as 10 per cent of complete commissioned beds in all ESIC Hospitals with a view to strengthen ICU/HDU companies within the ESIC hospitals amid the Covid pandemic.