ESI Registration

ESI or Employee State Insurance is a self-financing social security scheme in India. ESI was originally applicable for factories that employed ten or more persons. Subsequently, the coverage of ESI scheme has been expanded. Currently, any factory or establishment employing ten or more persons drawing wages of upto Rs.21,000 per month must obtain ESI registration.


iNR 8,299

ESI or PF registration for businesses having less than 20 employees


iNR 15,299

ESI and PF registration for businesses having less than 20 employees.


iNR 25,299

ESI and PF registration for businesses having less than 50 employees.

Number of Employees Required for ESI Registration

To determine the coverage of a factory or an establishment under ESI, the following categories of persons are to be counted in addition to the persons directly employed:

  • Persons on the roll of a factory, who are on leave with or without wages.
  • A substitute or badli worker employed for wages.
  • Directors who are on the pay roll of a company.
  • Persons drawing over Rs.21000 per month as wages, but not coverable otherwise.
  • Persons employed by, or through a contractor and working under the direct supervision of the employer.

While counting the number of employees, apprentices or trainees undergoing training and learning the trade under an approved scheme will not be counted for determining the covered of a manufacturing unit or an establishment.

Updated on 18/07/2021