Some of the participants with the officials of the Department of Labour, Kiphire during the campaign held at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall on June 14. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Kiphire | June 14
Awareness campaign on Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) of India organised by Department of Labour, Kiphire was held at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall on June 14, which was attended by principals and representative from private schools in Kiphire.
Commissioner & Secretary, Anenla Satu highlighting the benefits of the scheme informed that ESIS Scheme is financed by contribution from employers and employees. The rate of contribution by employer is 4.75% of the wages payable to employees. The employees’ contribution is at the rate of 1.75% of the wages payable to an employee.
The Commissioner & Secretary said that Labour department has to check what security is been provided to employees by the employer and urged the employees to be aware of one’s rights. She further stated that ESI Scheme applies to factories and other establishments Via, Road Transport, Hotels, Restaurants, Educational and Medical Institutions wherein 10 or more persons are employed who are earning wages below 21,000.
L. Nungshiyangei Aier, Commissioner Department of Labour also speaking at the programme stated that GoI has directed all districts in India to be covered under ESI. He maintained that co-operation between employers and an employee is vital for the implementation of the scheme.
Nodal Officer for ESI, Avile Vetso elaborating about the Scheme stated the main benefits provided under the scheme are Sickness Benefit, Disablement Benefit, Dependants Benefit, Maternity Benefit and Medical Benefit where all the cost of the treatment and expenses will be covered under the scheme.
SDO(C) Kiphire, Thungchanbemo Tungoe taking part in the programme felt that it is a great opportunity for the private sector workers to equip oneself with what benefits and rights are been provided by the government. He called upon the gathering not to be lazy in learning and implementing one’s rights.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by T. Thsipenthe Sangtam, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Kiphire.