The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) vide a letter dated 29th June 2020 has make it mandatory the submission of mobile number and bank account details (Bank name, Branch name, and IFS Code) for registration of new employees w.e.f 1st July 2020. This step has been taken to improve the efficiency in disbursement of ESIC benefit as from 1st July, 2020 the cash benefit /claim reimbursement will be settled only if the correct bank account details of beneficiary is available in the system.
As per the letter, employers are required to update mobile number and bank account details of new employees and existing employees registered under the ESI Scheme. The employer’s responsibility as per the letter are as follows-
- While registering a new insured person, the employer needs to enter the new employee’s mobile number and validate it through OTP. If the entered mobile number is tagged with other insured person, then the employer shall register the insured person with a different mobile number or with the same number if the employer guarantees that the number belongs to the new employee.
- Regarding bank account details, the employer need to fill the details of the new employee’s account and bank details and scan and upload attested copy of front page of passbook or cancelled cheque showing the name and bank account details of the new insured person.
- The employer can also update mobile number of existing insured person by logging into the employer portal and clicking on “update mobile number” link. The employer can also update bank account details of existing insured person by logging into the employer portal and clicking on “Update particulars of Insured Person” link.
- The seeding of bank account details can also be done at branch office level at the request of employee.