ESIC publishes the Draft Employees’ State Insurance (General) Amendment Regulations, 2020

Mar 06, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on January 27, 2020, publishes the Draft Employees’ State Insurance (General) Amendment Regulations, 2020 to further amend the Employees’ State Insurance (General) Regulation, 1950.

The amendments are as under:

 Regulation 10(1) which specifies the composition of the Regional Boards, will be substituted

 Under Regulation 10 A which specifies the composition of Local committee

1. Under sub-regulation (2), sub-clauses (i) and (ii) will be substituted:

a) Clause (i): The term of office of the members of local committee nominated under clause (c) and (d) of sub – regulation (1) shall be three years commencing from the date on which their nomination is notified by Regional Director, provided that such members shall notwithstanding the expiry of the said period, continue to hold office until the nomination of their successor is notified. 

b) Clause (ii): The members of a local committee nominated under clauses (a) and (b) of sub regulation 1 shall hold office during the pleasure of the authority nominating them

2. Sub-regulation (3) will be substituted, namely: A member of a local committee may resign his office by notice in writing to the Regional Director, and his seat shall fall vacant on the acceptance of the resignation.

3. Under sub-regulation (4), sub-clauses (i) and (ii) will be substituted:

a) Clause (i): A member of local committee shall cease to be a member of the committee if he fails to attend three consecutive meetings thereof provided that his membership may be restored by the Regional Director, on being satisfied as to the unavoidable nature of the circumstances which led to his nonattendance. 

b) Clause (ii): Where in the opinion of the Regional Director any person nominated to represent employers or employees on a local committee has ceased to represent such employers or employees, the Regional Director, may declare that such person shall cease to be a member thereof with effect from such date as may be specified by him.

4. Under sub-regulation (9), sub-clause (b) will be substituted: To refer such complaints as it may consider necessary to the Regional Director concerned, or in the case of complaint concerning medical benefit, to the State Government or such authority of the State Government.

The Draft Regulations will be taken into consideration after expiry of a period of Thirty days from the date on which copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published, are made available to the public (March 05, 2020).

The objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Shri A. K. Sinha, Insurance Commissioner, Employees' State Insurance Corporation, Panchdeep Bhawan, C.I.G. Marg, New Delhi-110002 (e-mail: [email protected])

[Notification No. N-12/13/01/2019-P&D]


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