After the government has issued orders on the new payscales of the central government employees with the minimum scale starting from Rs. 18,000, the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has raised the maximum eligibility pay for contribution to it from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 21,000. Those who are already subscribers to the ESIC will be allowed to continue, even if the wage increases to more than Rs. 21,000.
This small increase in the maximum is completely inadequate. If it is not further increased, many employees will be out of its scheme and will be denied the health insurance scheme benefits.