ESI act

ESI act

Q. 1

Under the ESI act, sickness benefit is given to a person for a maximum period of how many days out of 365 days:

 A

31 days

 B

61 days

 C

91 days

 D

121 days

Q. 1

Under the ESI act, sickness benefit is given to a person for a maximum period of how many days out of 365 days:

 A

31 days

 B

61 days

 C

91 days

 D

121 days

Ans. C

Explanation:

Sickness benefit under the ESI act consists of periodical cash payment to an insured person in case of sickness. The benefit is payable for a maximum period of 91 days in any continuous period of 365 days, the daily rate being about 505 of daily wages.

Ref: Park 21st edition, page 757.
Chapter: Occupational health.

Q. 2

Under the ESI act, maternity benefit is allowed for how many days in case of a miscarriage:

 A

2 weeks

 B

4 weeks

 C

6 weeks

 D

8 weeks

Q. 2

Under the ESI act, maternity benefit is allowed for how many days in case of a miscarriage:

 A

2 weeks

 B

4 weeks

 C

6 weeks

 D

8 weeks

Ans. C

Explanation:

Under the ESI act, an insured woman is entitled to maternity benefit for 12 weeks in case of confinement, 6 weeks for miscarriage, 30 days for sickness arising out of confinement.

Ref: Park 21st edition, page 758.
Chapter: Occupational health.

Q. 3

ESI act was made in –

 A

1946

 B

1948

 C

1952

 D

1954

Q. 3

ESI act was made in –

 A

1946

 B

1948

 C

1952

 D

1954

Ans. B

Explanation:

Ans. is `b’ i.e., 1948 

The Employe-es State Insurance (ESI) Act

The FSI actpassed in 1948 (amended in 1975. 1984 and 1989) is an important measure of social security and health insurance in this country.

o It provides for certain cash and medical benefits to industrial employees in case of sickness, maternity and employment injury.

o With effect from 1-5-2010 the act covers all employees, i.e., manual, clerical, supervisory and technical, getting upto Rs 15,000 per months. The provisions of the Act can be extended to any other agricultural or commercial establishment.


Q. 4

ESI act is not applicable for-

 A

Educational institutions

 B

Power working factory employing I0 people or more

 C

Non power working factory employing 20 people or more

 D

Newspaper establishments

Q. 4

ESI act is not applicable for-

 A

Educational institutions

 B

Power working factory employing I0 people or more

 C

Non power working factory employing 20 people or more

 D

Newspaper establishments

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘None > a’ i.e., Educational institutions 

Scope of ES1 includes :

  1. a.  10 or more worker whether power is used or not
  2. Shops
  3. Hotels
  4. Cinemas and Theatres
  5. Newspaper establishments
  6. Road-motor transport establishments
  7. Private medical and educational institutions employing 20 or more persons (in some states).

Note :


o Educational institutions are also included under ESI scope. However, among the given options best answer is educational institutions because it is included only in some states and there should be 20 or more employed persons (which has not been mentioned).


Q. 5

Duration of maternal benefit under ESI acts is 

 A

4 wks

 B

8 wks

 C

12 wks

 D

24 wks

Q. 5

Duration of maternal benefit under ESI acts is 

 A

4 wks

 B

8 wks

 C

12 wks

 D

24 wks

Ans. C

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘c’ i.e., 12 wks 

Maternity benefit

For confinement, the duration of benefit is 12 weeks. o For miscarriage it is 6 weeks.

o For sickness arising out of confinement it is 30 days. o The benefit is allowed at about full wages.



Q. 6

In the statement” …… benefit under the ESI act to an insured person in the case of sickness is pay able for a continuous maximum period of X days the daily rate being V of the ay &rage daily wages”, X and V stand respectively for –

 A

91 and 5/ 12

 B

91 and 7/ 12

 C

191 and 7/ 12

 D

181 and 5/12

Q. 6

In the statement” …… benefit under the ESI act to an insured person in the case of sickness is pay able for a continuous maximum period of X days the daily rate being V of the ay &rage daily wages”, X and V stand respectively for –

 A

91 and 5/ 12

 B

91 and 7/ 12

 C

191 and 7/ 12

 D

181 and 5/12

Ans. B

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘b’ i.e., 91 and 7/12 


Q. 7

ESI act does not cover which of the following:

September 2010

 A

Hotel employee

 B

Transpoters

 C

Railway employees

 D

Factory employees

Q. 7

ESI act does not cover which of the following:

September 2010

 A

Hotel employee

 B

Transpoters

 C

Railway employees

 D

Factory employees

Ans. C

Explanation:

Ans. C: Railway employees

This act covers all employees including engaged through the contracts but whose remuneration does not exceed Rs. 10, 000 p.m. including staff in the class of administrative, canteen, loading-unloading, security, etc.

Apprentices who are appointed for learning the work with no right of being absorbed in service, do not come with the ambit of this act.


Q. 8

A factory of 30 persons has monthly wage bill of Rs 30000. According to ESI act they will pay for insurance every month ‑

 A

1425 Rs

 B

525 Rs

 C

2000 Rs

 D

5000 Rs

Q. 8

A factory of 30 persons has monthly wage bill of Rs 30000. According to ESI act they will pay for insurance every month ‑

 A

1425 Rs

 B

525 Rs

 C

2000 Rs

 D

5000 Rs

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘a’ i.e., 1425 Rs

Finance of ESI scheme

The scheme is run by contribution by employees and employers and grants from central and state governments‑

  1. Employers contribution → 4.75% of total wages bills
  2. Employee contribution → 1.75% of total wages bills
  3. The state government’s share of expenditure on medical care is ‘/8 of total cost of medical care.
  • Factory will give 4.75% of 30000 (1425 Rs).


Leave a Reply

Free Mini Course on Stomach

Mini Course – Stomach

22 High Yield Topics in Stomach

in Just 2 Hours

Submission received, thank you!

Close Window
%d bloggers like this:
Malcare WordPress Security