The social security program Employees State Insurance Scheme under the Employees'
State Insurance Act, 1948, was launched by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal
Nehru on 24th February1952 from Kanpur city.This scheme is applicable to workers
of those power and non-power run establishments having at least 10 workers in their
factories and to the employees whose monthly salary is maximum Rs 15,000 /-, under
this scheme an employee state insurance contribution of 1.75 per cent from the salary
of workers covered by the scheme and 4.75 per cent of salary of workers covered
by employer per month is deposited in the account of Employees State Insurance Insurance
Corporation Government of India.Currently 1357146 insured persons are associated
with this scheme, and their families are being provided with medical facilities
through15 Employees State Insurance Hospitals and 94 Allopathic hospitals, 11 Ayurvedic
and 11 Homeopathic clinics set up across various regions of the state.