What is ESI?

Employees' State Insurance (ESI) is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers. Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) maintains the fund according to rules and regulations stipulated there in the ESI Act 1948.

The ESI Scheme applies to an individual who is employed in a non-seasonal factory wherein 10 or more persons are employed.

With effect from 1 January 2017, any employee with Rs.21,000 per month or less, come under the coverage of the ESI scheme.

What is Provident Fund

The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) is a savings tool for the workforce. PF is managed by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation of India (EPFO) under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.

According to the Act, any company with over 20 employees is required to register with the EPFO. And each month, both the employer and employee, have to contribute 12% of the (employee's) basic salary each, to the provident fund account.

Details required for PF & ESI Registration

  • Pan of the Company or Firm
  • Cancelled Cheque Leaf
  • All the Directors' or Partner or Proprietor Pan, ID Proof & Address Proof
  • Incorporation Certificate and Date or Partnership Deed
  • All Directors' DIN
  • Address Proof of the company(such as Telephone Bill and others)
  • Employees' details, Nominee Details and Salary Details
  • 10 Employees' covering date
  • DSC of the Signing Authority and Name, Mobile number and Mail id
  • Any other Registration copy ( Shop and Establishment, ESI, SSI, Service tax and Tin etc...)
  • Nature of work
  • For ESI filings, monthly pay sheet is required for computing contribution amount for each employee.

Due dates for ESI:

Payments: 15th of every month

Returns: May 11th and November 11th.

Due dates for PF:

Payments: 15th of every month

Returns: 25th of every month

You can also access and get notifications for the due dates through Google Calendar.

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