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ADMINISTRATION
The comprehensive and multi-pronged social security program is administered by an apex corporate body called the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation. It comprises members, representing vital interest group that include, employees, employers, the central and state governments; beside representatives of Parliament and medical profession. The Corporation is headed by the Union Minister of Labour& Employment as its Chairman, whereas, the Director General appointed by the Central Government function as its Chief Executive officer. The broad bases corporate body is primarily responsible for coordinated policy planning and decision making for growth, development and efficacy of the Scheme. A Standing Committee, constituted from among the members of the Corporation, acts as an Executive Body. The Medical Benefit council, constituted by the Central Government, is yet another statuary body that advises the Corporation on matters related to effective delivery of medical services to the beneficiary population.
The Corporation, with its headquarters at New Delhi, operates through a network of Regional, Sub-Regional and Branch offices located in various States. The administration of medical benefit is taken care of respective States Government except in case of Delhi and Noida / Greater Noida area in Uttar Pradesh where, the Corporation administers medical facility directly. The Corporation has taken over administration of 21 ESI Hospitals in various states for developing them as ESIC Model Hospitals.
Regional Office, ESI Corporation, Kolkata
Apart from the Medical Benefit segment, E.S.I. Scheme in West Bengal is administered by the Regional Office, ESI Corporation, Kolkata with Addl. Commissioner and Regional Director as its Administrative head. The Regional Office functions from “Panchdeep Bhawan”, 5/1, Grant Lane, Kolkata-700012. Under Regional Office, there are 45 Branch Offices located in the implemented areas of Kolkata, 24 Parganas (South), Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, Midnapur East (Haldia) and Siliguri.
Sub-Regional Office, Barrackpore
Areas falling under the 24 Parganas (North) and Nadia district are administered by the Sub-Regional Office, Barrackpore functioning from Sinchi Apartments, 177, B.T.Road, 2nd Floor, Sodepore, P.O. Panihati, Kolkata 700114,w.e.f. 12-04-2011.There are 18 different Branch Offices working under it.
… for details, please visit www.esicbarrackpore.org
Director, ESI (MB) Scheme
The Medical Benefit side of the Scheme is administered by the Director, ESI (MB) Scheme, Goverment of West Bengal.
For more log on to www.esiwb.gov.in
Senior State Medical Commissioner (EZ)
The Senior State Medical Commissioner (EZ) is entrusted with the review of working of the Medical Benefit Scheme, through the network of ESI Hospitals, Dispensaries and other medical institutions, under the ESI Scheme. He also liaises with the State Govt. and ESI Corporation regarding administration of medical Benefit scheme. The office of the Sr. State Medical Commissioner (EZ) is also situated at 5/1, Grant Lane, Kolkata-700 012
Director (Vig.) (EZ)
The office is located at P-4, Raja Raj Krishna Street, Kolkata -700 006 which takes care of the vigilance activities under the overall control of Chief Vigilance Officer, Hqrs. Office, ESI Corporation, New Delhi. The office extends its jurisdictions to all the states in eastern region and functions with the help of teams comprising of specially trained officers to ensure prevention of fraudulent practices in the functioning of different offices of the Corporation and panel clinics, particularly in sensitive areas.
Recovery Officer
Office of the Recovery Officer is an independent Office/Agency set up in 1991-92 under E.S.I. Act, 1948, as amended for recovery of Corporation’s revenue/dues as per the provisions contained in Section 45 C to 45 I of the Act. It has jurisdiction in whole of the West Bengal. The Office is functioning from 5/1, Grant Lane, Kolkata – 700 012, Phone No.2236-8353/2103, Fax-2236-5279, E-Mail: rd-westbengal@esic.nic.in
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Please know that the wage ceiling for coverage of employees under the ESI Act has been enhanced from Rs. 10,000/= p/m to Rs. 15,000/= p/m with effect from 01.05.2010. Necessary gazette notification can be found in www.esic.nic.in.
 
Unemployment Allowance (RGSKY) Scheme improved : Allowance for 12 months and vocational training on contributory condition of 3years.
The Scheme provides full range of medical care
ESIC is computerizing different functions from August 2010 which will enable the employer and employees