Employees State Insurance Scheme,

Labour Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Introduction

Introduction

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.