- Gazette Notification regarding the reduction in the rate of EPF Contribution (Dated 20 MAY 2020)----- - Relief to establishments and factories covered under EPF and MP Act 1952 fro levy of penal damages for delay in deposit of dues during Lockdown to prevent COVID-19 (Dated 15 MAY 2020)----- A provision has also been made for providing medical services to IPs and beneficiaries from tie-up hospitals, if an ESIC hospital is declared as a dedicated Covid-19 facility. Purchase of Medicines from Private Chemists Permitted during Lockdown. please guide me. A daily wage labourer waits to receive free food during an extended nationwide lockdown (REUTERS) ESIC relaxes norms, to pay 50% of three months' wages to unemployed workers In case of ESIC Hospitals which are functioning during the lockdown period being essential services, the payment of wages may be made on the basis of attendance since manpower working in hospitals are supposed to perform duties during this period also. Is it mandatory to pay PF and ESIC during lock down period? The Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, under the aegis of ESIC, provides for unemployment allowance, has been extended by another year to June 30, 2021, said ESIC. If so, what are its rules? This move comes as a relief for the formal workers enrolled under the scheme, who have lost their jobs during the lockdown that was imposed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Purchase of medicines by ESI beneficiaries from private chemists during the lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC has been permitted, it added. A provision has also been made for providing medical services to IPs and beneficiaries from tie-up hospitals, if an ESIC hospital is declared as a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Purchase of medicines by ESI beneficiaries from private chemists during the lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC has been permitted, it said. The outbreak of COVID-19 is a global pandemic and on March 14, 2020 the government of India declared COVID-19 as a "notified disaster". ESIC, while explaining the rationale of the extension said many establishments are temporarily closed and workers are unable to work due to on-going lockdown because of COVID-19. Madhu.T.K. last April and May 2020 my company has not pay any employees during lock down. ESIC Alert: Amazing news for Employers! The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has allowed all employers to file the return of contribution up to 11 June 2020 for the contribution period from October, 2019 to March, 2020, the organization said in a tweet. 13th June 2020 From India, Mumbai. The country is dealing with a very challenging situation due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Purchase of Medicines from Private Chemists Permitted during Lockdown. The order was issued by the Director General of ESIC on Monday. on the date of declaration of lockdown. In order to ease hardship of ESI beneficiaries, the ESIC has allowed purchase of medicines by beneficiaries from private chemist during lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC. ESIC Further Extends Period for Filing ESI Contribution. I am working in automobile showroom as a HR Executive. Get more Personal Finance News and Business News on Zee … Following this declaration by the central government, several state governments such as Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra proceeded to impose a complete lockdown in their states invoking the 123-year-old legislation viz Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Many establishments are temporarily closed and workers are unable to work. 2. 3.49 Crore IPs and 12,11,174 Employers to be Benefitted.