Union Government relaxed the eligibility norms to offer 50% of their 3 months average salary to over 40 lakh industrial workers. over 40 lakh industrial workers.
These workers should have lost their jobs or facing a probable job loss amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and are a part of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
Eligibility Criteria To Avail the Benefits :-
The proposal was approved at a meeting of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) board headed by the union labor minister Santosh Gangwar.
This move comes as a major relief to the workers who have already lost their jobs or witnessing a probable job loss as these norms are applicable for March 24 to December 31, 2020. They will be able to claim their allowance for this period.
However, they should have been ESIC members for 2 years during the period from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2020. Also, they should have contributed at least 78 days during the period from October 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020, and also in one of the other three six-monthly contribution periods from April 1, 2018.
The key criterion for eligibility of the unemployment allowance-
New Norms Ensure Relief :-
Earlier, the claim was to be submitted through employers, however keeping in mind the current conditions, norms have been eased to allow workers to approach the ESIC office to avail the claim……..Read More>>