The Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948
The Employees State Insurance Act is a piece of social securitylegislation conceived as a means of extinction of the evils of society,namely disease, dirt, ignorance and indigence. The object of this Act is tosecure sickness, maternity, disablement, and medical benefit toemployees and dependants’ benefits to the dependants. These benefitsare secured by financial contributions to the Scheme by employers andemployees.
In the first instance, it shall apply to all factories (including factoriesbelonging to Government) other than seasonal factories.
Where on ten or more employed and being carried out the Manufacturingactivity with the aid of power or where on 20 or more persons employedand being carried out the Manufacturing activity without aid of power.
means any person employed for wages in or in connection with the workof a factory or establishment to which this Act applies
A SpouseA minor Legitimate or adopted childA child who is wholly dependent till he or she attains age of 21 yrsAn Unmarried daughter A child who is in firm by reason of any physical or mental abnormalityDependent parents