Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) enables members to pay their challans online. One will have to visit the ESIC e-Challan payment website, enter employer code, and other key details. To pay, one has to follow the challan number link.
ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Corporation) is an autonomous corporation that manages the Employees’ State Insurance – a health insurance and social security scheme for Indian workers. Individuals can make their ESIC challan payments online.
Important aspects in regard to making online payment
There are 2 important aspects for making the online payment on the ESIC service portal. They are as follows:
How to make online payment on the ESIC portal
Step 1: Visit the official website of ESIC at www.esic.in.
Step 2: Use your login credentials to log in to the portal.
Step 3: Post login, you will be redirected to a new web page wherein a list of all the modules and hyperlinks are listed.
Step 4: Click on the Challan Number for the period you wish to make the online payment.
Step 5: Note down the challan number for future reference and click on ‘Continue’.
Step 6: You can click on ‘State Bank of India’ under ‘Net Banking’. If you have another bank account through which you wish to make the payment, click on ‘Other Bank’s under ‘Other Payment Modes’.
Step 7: Enter your login credentials to log in to the bank’s net banking portal. Check the details of the amount and the recipient. If everything is satisfactory, you can proceed to make the payment. Once the payment is successful, save the receipt for future reference.
ESIC Online Monthly Contribution Filing
You will be required to follow the steps mentioned below for filing your monthly contributions on the ESIC service portal:
Step 1: Navigate to the ‘Online Monthly Contribution Screen’ in the ESIC service portal.
Step 2: Check the preview of the page by clicking on the ‘Preview’ button.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Submit’ button to submit the monthly contribution details to ESIC.
Step 4: Employers can also choose to type the contribution of each employee manually and upload the MS Excel file as an attachment.
Step 5: The payment can be made using the online payment method and has to be done through SBI internet banking.
Step 6: After clicking on the ‘Pay Online’ option, click on the ‘OK’ button and continue with the online payment process.
Step 7: Keep a copy of the Challan number which is generated by the system for future reference and continue towards the payment process.
Step 8: Once the payment is completed, the portal will display the confirmation message.
How to generate an online Challan
You will be required to follow the steps mentioned below to generate your Challan online:
Step 1: From the list of modules, click on the ‘Generate Challan’ link.
Step 2: You will be redirected to the next page wherein you have to click on the ‘View’ option.
Step 3: Select the record against which the payment has to be made and enter the amount that has to be paid.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Online Option’ followed by the ‘Submit’ button.
Step 5: The request submission message will be displayed. Click on the ‘OK’ button.
Online Challan Double Verification on the ESIC portal
To complete the Challan Double Verification on the ESIC portal, you have to follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: From the list of modules, click on the ‘Online Challan Double Verification’ option.
Step 2: The page will be displayed wherein you will have to enter the Challan number in the field provided.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Submit’ button and reprint the page which displays the successful payment message.
How to process a failed transaction
There are a number of reasons due to which a transaction can fail. You will be required to follow the steps mentioned below to process a failed transaction:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Online Challan Double Verification’ option from the list of modules.
Step 2: Enter the Challan number in the field provided and click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the failed transaction.
Step 3: In the next page, the Challan number and the amount due will be displayed after which you have to click on the ‘Make Payment’ option and continue with the internet banking option.
What is the deadline for the monthly ESIC payments?
The deadline for the monthly ESIC payments is the 15th day of every month.
ESIC Online Payment FAQs
- Will I have to pay any penalty if I fail to make the ESIC payment on time?
- What are the penal provisions for non-payment or delayed payment of contribution?
- What will the employer code number?
- What are the returns/ reports to be submitted by the employer?
Yes, you will attract an interest of 12% p.a. with respect to each day of default or in default in payment of the contribution amount.
The penal provisions for non-payment or delay in payment of contribution are given below in the table:
|Period of delay||Rate of damages in % p.a.|
|Less than 2 months||5%|
|2 months to 4 months||10%|
|4 months to 6 months||15%|
|6 months and above||25%|
The employer code number will be a 17-digit number provided to each of the factory or establishment registered under the provisions of the Act. The employer will have to provide the code number to complete the ESIC online payment.
The employer will have to submit the following reports. They are:
- Accident Report: Report of any accidents will have to be submitted to the branch office.
- Abstention verification Report: To be submitted to the branch office as and when required by the branch manager.
- Records of attendance, wages, and book of accounts is to be submitted.
Yes, ESIC will provide medical benefit to the insured and their family members. They will be provided with a full range of Medical, surgical & obstetric treatment consisting of out-door treatment, in-patient treatment, supply of all drugs , prenatal and post-natal care, super specialty consultation, ambulance services, etc.