The Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules amended to reduce confinement expenses

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has published the Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Amendment rules, 2020. The Employees’ State Insurance (Central) Rules is amended to provide that an insured woman and an insured person in respect of his wife shall be paid a sum of rupees five thousand per case as confinement expenses on account of confinement expenses, provided that the confinement occurs at a place where necessary medical facilities under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme are not available. Confinement expenses shall be paid for two confinements only.

Previously the confinement expenses allowance was Rupees seven thousand five hundred.