Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:43

In an area notified u/s 1(3) by Central Govt. all factories where 10 or more persons are employed attract coverage under Section2(12) of ESI Act. Further, according to the notification issued by the appropriate Government (Central/State) under Section 1(5) of the Act, the following establishments employing 10 or more persons attract ESI coverage.
(i) Shops
(ii) Hotels or restaurants not having any manufacturing activity, but only engaged in 'sales'.
(iii) Cinemas including preview theatres;
(iv) Road Motor Transport Establishments;
(v) News paper establishments.(that is not covered as factory under Sec.2(12));
(vi) Private Educational Institutions (those run by individuals, trustees, societies or other organizations and Medical Institutions (including Corporate, Joint Sector, trust, charitable, and private ownership hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic centres, pathological labs). In some states coverage is still for 20 or more persons employed under sec 1(5). A few State
Governments have not extended scheme to Medical & Educational Institutions.