Implementation of ESI Scheme in Jharkhand
The State of Jharkhand was formed in the year 2000, consequently, the Regional Office of ESI Corporation was carved out of Bihar Region on 1st of May 2003. The full fledged Regional Office of ESIC Jharkhand started functioning from June 2003.
The total no. of Insured Persons at the start of the Region was around 69000. On account of intensive coverage drive over the years, the coverage has steadily increased. Further, the Govt. of Jharkhand has extended the provision of ESI Act to educational institutions w.e.f.19.04.2007 and to medical institutions w.e.f.20.05.10 leading to the coverage of considerable no. of such institutions as well coverage of employees of these institutions. The no. of Insured Persons as on 31.03.2011 stood at 217611. Thus there is a growth of 315.37% since formation of this Region.
Similarly, the total no. of employers at the start of the Region was around 2267 Which has now been increased to 7753 no. of employers covered under the Scheme, registering 342% growth since formation of this Region.