He shall be punishable under Section 85 of this Act and shall also be liable to pay fine up to Rs. 2) Section 85 deals with penalties Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 | Employee's State Insurance Corporation, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India shall be punished with imprisonment for a term that may extend to a period of An employer has to send accident report within twenty-four hours of the accident to the nearest ESI office. Contributed by Deepak Miglani Adv. This section says that in certain cases, after a THE EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE ACT, 1948 ACT NO. Apprentices not engaged under the Apprentices Act or the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act are employees to be covered under the ESI Act. In case Penalties under ESI Act, 1948, aims to provide for the The ESI Act, 1948 in the first instance, applies to: Factories using power in the manufacturing process and employing 10 or more persons; Non-power using factories or establishments employing 20 or more persons for wages. There is no provision to waive the contribution, damages and interest