In this post, we will see the latest circular regarding ESI scrutinise records of Employers on a routine basis. This ESIC circular addresses the employer to exercise stricter control and vigil over usage of login credentials during registering the employees in ESIC Portal. These records are explained in the official esic circular below.
EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt of India)
143, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034.
Phone: 28306300 (100 Lines) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.esic.nic.in / www.esic.in
No. 51/N/19/15/DBMisc/Bfts Dated: 25.10.2022
ESI has been scrutinizing records of Employers on a routine basis. Whilst
scrutinizing the employee database attached to the employers, it was found that the
bank account numbers of many employees were tagged to a single common bank
account number. In fact, each employee should have a unique bank account number.
But many employees having the same account number is seen as a serious flaw.
Further, it paves way for misuse of benefits payable to the Insured person by some
vested interests. Some HR personnel/external consultants who have been assigned
with the task of employee registration for the firm, using the firm’s login credentials,
were suspected to carry out this modus operand to misappropriate and siphon off the
benefit payments into their accounts.
The above act amounts to “cheating” as per IPC and moreover, since the
interpolation is being done using the firm’s credentials, “the firm” too becomes a
party to the connivance and stands exposed to prosecution under IPC.
In view of the above scenario, ESIC wishes to alert all the employers to
exercise stricter control and vigil over usage of login credentials while registering
the employees in ESIC portal to avoid such pitfalls.
All employers are requested to ascertain that bank and other details of
employees are properly fed into the portal while registering the employees. Also,
please ensure that the data is fed in only on the basis of valid supporting documents.