Union Labour Minister Kodikunnil Suresh inaugurates ESIC sub regional office in City

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Mangalore, Oct. 24: The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Sub -Regional office was inaugurated on 24th Oct by Kodikunnil Suresh, Minister of State for Labour & Employment at a function held in the Sanghanikatana Auditorium in the city.

In his inaugural speech he said that the ESI Scheme was first implemented in Mangalore with effect from 21st June 1962. Gradually the scheme is extended to other centres based on the progress achieved with regard to implementation and also coverage of the factories / establishment under the preview of the ESI scheme.


He further said the ESI Corporation decided to set up a sub regional office at Mangalore to ease the difficulties of employers and the insured persons. This office exercises jurisdiction over 12 centres spread in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.  Around 2000 factories/ establishments have been covered under ESI scheme and around 2,20,000 insured persons are getting the benefit under the scheme.

Speaking about the administrative set up of ESI minister said, it has hundred beds, sufficiently equipped, is functioning at Mangalore since 1979. 9 ESI dispensaries working in different areas are attached to this hospital. In order to help the patients and the insured persons to visit ESI hospital, a mini bus shuttle service is arranged to pickup/drop the patients from ESI dispensaries to ESI hospital and vice-versa.


The ESI scheme was implemented in the state of Karnataka on 27/07/1958 covering about 48,000 workers. The scheme has been implemented in 27 districts out of 30 districts in Karnataka. And corporation has set up 6 sub regional officers in Karnataka he added.

Govt. of India and P.T Parameshwara Naik, Minister of State of Lobour( Independent Incharge), Govt.of Karnataka presided over the function.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Corporator Rajendra Kumar, regional director R.S. Rao and other guests were present.

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