In order to ease hardship of ESI beneficiaries, the ESIC has allowed purchase of medicines by beneficiaries from private chemist during lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC. In case of ESIC Hospitals which are functioning during the lockdown period being essential services, the payment of wages may be made on the basis of attendance since manpower working in hospitals are supposed to perform duties during this period also. A provision has also been made for providing medical services to IPs and beneficiaries from tie-up hospitals, if an ESIC hospital is declared as a dedicated COVID-19 facility. 13th June 2020 From India, Mumbai. This move comes as a relief for the formal workers enrolled under the scheme, who have lost their jobs during the lockdown that was imposed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Purchase of Medicines from Private Chemists Permitted during Lockdown. Madhu.T.K. on the date of declaration of lockdown. - Gazette Notification regarding the reduction in the rate of EPF Contribution (Dated 20 MAY 2020)----- - Relief to establishments and factories covered under EPF and MP Act 1952 fro levy of penal damages for delay in deposit of dues during Lockdown to prevent COVID-19 (Dated 15 MAY 2020)----- I am working in automobile showroom as a HR Executive. Is it mandatory to pay PF and ESIC during lock down period? If so, what are its rules? Many establishments are temporarily closed and workers are unable to work. Purchase of medicines by ESI beneficiaries from private chemists during the lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC has been permitted, it said. ESIC Further Extends Period for Filing ESI Contribution. Purchase of Medicines from Private Chemists Permitted during Lockdown. last April and May 2020 my company has not pay any employees during lock down. The outbreak of COVID-19 is a global pandemic and on March 14, 2020 the government of India declared COVID-19 as a "notified disaster". ESIC Alert: Amazing news for Employers! A provision has also been made for providing medical services to IPs and beneficiaries from tie-up hospitals, if an ESIC hospital is declared as a dedicated Covid-19 facility. The Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, under the aegis of ESIC, provides for unemployment allowance, has been extended by another year to June 30, 2021, said ESIC. Purchase of medicines by ESI beneficiaries from private chemists during the lockdown period and its subsequent reimbursement by ESIC has been permitted, it added. The country is dealing with a very challenging situation due to COVID-19 Pandemic. The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has allowed all employers to file the return of contribution up to 11 June 2020 for the contribution period from October, 2019 to March, 2020, the organization said in a tweet. 3.49 Crore IPs and 12,11,174 Employers to be Benefitted. ESIC, while explaining the rationale of the extension said many establishments are temporarily closed and workers are unable to work due to on-going lockdown because of COVID-19. The order was issued by the Director General of ESIC on Monday. please guide me. Following this declaration by the central government, several state governments such as Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra proceeded to impose a complete lockdown in their states invoking the 123-year-old legislation viz Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. 2. Get more Personal Finance News and Business News on Zee … A daily wage labourer waits to receive free food during an extended nationwide lockdown (REUTERS) ESIC relaxes norms, to pay 50% of three months' wages to unemployed workers