Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) Scheme runs under an independent authority- Employee State Insurance Corporation which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour & Employment. This scheme is designed to provide the socio-economic protection to employees working in a company. Medical benefits, sickness benefit, maternity benefit and various other benefits to the employees and their family are covered under this scheme. The scheme also extends the financial assistance and medical care to the employees along with their family member insured under ESI Act. The employer and employee need to make contribution to the ESIC and hence, it can be called as self- financing scheme. The employer needs to register under ESI Scheme which can be taken online at www.esic.nic.in (Government portal) once the employer falls under the obligation of taking this registration.