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Amendment of enhances the wages ceiling for dependent parents to Rs.9000 per month in Employees State Insurance Central Rules 1950 - The Employees' State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950

The Ministry of Labour and Employment in its official gazette dated 26th August 2019 has published the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment Rules, 2019 which amends rule 61-A of Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950. This Amendment enhances the wage ceiling for dependent parents to Rs.9,000 per month to become eligible for coverage Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) medical benefit scheme. Before amendment, the prescribed income limit was Rs. 5,000 per month. 

As per the Notification, dependent parents of an insured person covered under ESI Scheme are eligible to get medical benefit if the monthly income of the dependent parents is Rs.9000 or less. And this provision of new wage limit is effective from 26th August 2019.

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