The second wave of corona infection across the country has killed millions of people. There are many families who lost their earning members. In such a situation, the Central Government has announced many more measures to help those families. The dependents of those who lost their lives due to Covid-19 will be given family pension under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). Along with increasing the insurance benefits under the EDLI scheme, it has been made liberal.
Those With A Monthly Income Of Rs 21,000 Will Get Pension
The benefit of ESIC is available to employees whose monthly income is Rs 21,000 or less. However, in case of PwDs, the income limit is Rs 25,000. The government said that such afflicted families can live a life of honor and maintain a better standard of living.
ESIC has made provision for a new special benefit scheme extending the scope of social security of its IP’s (1/2)
The Rules Will Come Into Effect From 24 March 2020
This benefit is applicable from 24 March 2020. This facility will be available till 24 March 2022. Dependent family members of these persons is entitled to pension benefits equal to 90 per cent of the average daily salary.
Employees Provident Fund Organization
Along with increasing the insurance benefits available under the EDLI scheme, it has been given a liberal way. This scheme will especially help the families of those employees who have lost their lives due to Covid. The maximum insurance benefit is increased from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 7 lakh. The provision for minimum insurance benefit of Rs 2.5 lakh is restored. It will be effective for the next three years from 15 February 2020. (TezzBuzz)