The ESIC has issued a draft law which increases the ESI wage ceiling limit to Rs. 21,000 in the ESI amendment 2016 – draft law.
According to the draft law, the ESI wage ceiling which was previously Rs. 15,000 has now been increased to Rs. 21,000. SO any employee who is having a gross earning of below the said Rs. 21,000 limit will be applicable for ESI.
This rule is currently in the draft format. The central government has said that any objections or suggestions regarding the same will be taken into consideration within 30 days of making this notice public i.e., till 5th of November.
This change will bring an addition of 50 lakh of people under the ESI benefit.
The notification is given below.