Labour ministry wants to extend coverage of PMRPY to ESIC

Plans to pay employers' share towards health insurance scheme for new recruits

by Nidhi Bhati

The ministry of labour & employment is exploring a proposal to extend the coverage of pradhan mantri rojgar protsahan yojana (PMRPY) to employees’ state insurance corporation (ESIC), reported Economic Times. It is planning to pay the employers’ share towards the health insurance scheme under the ESIC for all new recruits. Under ESIC, employees earning up to Rs.21,000 a month contribute 1.75 per cent towards ESI while the employers contribute 4.75 per cent. However, unlike employees’ provident fund organisation (EPFO), ESIC only covers firms with 10 or more employees. The proposal, if implemented, will increase jobs in the formal sector. Additionally, firms with 10-20 employees, which were hitherto not covered under the EPF Act, will now be incentivised to provide their employees with some kind of social security.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-plans-to-pay-companies-share-of-esi-for-new-recruits/articleshow/64551358.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
6.2 -0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
102.0 +0.6
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
101.2 +0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
100.0 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
New projects 1.31 1.51 3.41 2.32
Completed projects 1.26 1.16 1.57 0.91
Stalled projects 0.69 0.88 3.44 0.30
Revived projects 0.34 0.24 0.26 0.22
Implementation stalled projects 0.78 0.71 1.92 0.04
Updated on: 19 Aug 2018 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
All listed Companies
 Income 7.9 12.0 9.7 16.3
 Expenses 9.0 13.0 16.2 19.4
 Net profit -18.0 -14.3 -80.1 3.7
 PAT margin (%) 5.5 4.8 1.2 5.5
 Count of Cos. 4,508 4,503 4,360 4,026
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.2 13.3 11.1 18.5
 Expenses 8.2 12.4 11.7 20.3
 Net profit -6.0 13.2 1.8 33.5
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 6.4 6.6 7.2
 Net fixed assets 9.2 11.8
 Current assets 2.9 7.2
 Current liabilities 11.0 10.4
 Borrowings 3.4 1.9
 Reserves & surplus 7.9 7.2
 Count of Cos. 3,464 3,471 3,372 3,173
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Aug 2018 8:20PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.6 1.9 6.0 10.3
 Expenses 5.7 2.0 6.0 12.3
 Net profit 0.0 -9.7 25.0 -29.9
 PAT margin (%) 3.0 2.8 3.4 4.4
 Assets 9.5 10.2 7.6 13.2
 Net worth 8.5 11.3 7.9 12.8
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.8 6.8
 Count of Cos. 26,186 24,491 22,087 922
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.9 1.1 5.8 9.7
 Expenses 5.1 0.5 6.1 8.6
 Net profit -9.4 19.9 19.8 6.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 2.9 7.7
 Net fixed assets 13.3 22.1 7.3 23.5
 Net worth 7.0 12.0 7.0 10.5
 RONW (%) 4.6 5.1 5.9 13.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.4
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 6.5
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 28
 Count of Cos. 21,360 20,505 18,408 712
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Aug 2018 12:26PM