From 2017 onwards Employee State Insurance Corporation has stopped issuing new Pehchan cards to the ESIC members. Earlier ESIC used to issue 2 magnetic striped Yellow colour ESIC cards to the ESIC members. But at present, ESIC is not issuing ESI cards to the employees. In place of old ESIC cards now ESIC members need to use E Pehchan card, which is also known as a counterfoil.
What is the Eligibility for ESIC Pehchan Card
Employees whose monthly gross salary is below 21000 Rs are eligible for ESIC Pehchan card. Even family members who don’t have any income source and minor children, spouse and parents are also eligible for ESIC benefits. The employer needs to collect all the required information of employee during the joining date of the employee.
How to Download ESIC e-Pehchan Card
Only employer can able to download the ESIC E Pehchan cards of employees in their employer ESIC portal. Here is a step by step process on how to download ESIC Pehchan card.
Step 1: To download ESIC E Pehchan card login to employer ESIC portal with establishment ESIC code and password.
Step 2: Now in the home page there is an option called e-Pehchan card under employee section, now click on e-pehchan card option.
Step 3: Now a new page will open there enter the IP number of the insured person and click on view.
Step 4: Now details of the insured person will appear on screen like the name of the IP, date of registration in ESIC and gender. On right hand side, there is an option called view counter foil now click on that.
Step 5: Now the E Pehchan card of the employee will open, now check whether all the details like nominee details, family members details and dispensary details are present or not. If they are not present then update those details and take out the print out of E Pehchan card.
Step 6: Now sign on this ESIC card and affix your family photograph and attest the photograph with your employer and finally take the signature of ESIC officer.
How to Update Family Details in ESIC Card
Employer can update family members details whenever the insured person marries somebody and when new family members add to their family. To update family details in ESIC card again ask your employer to update their details.
To update your family members details your employer will log in to their employer ESIC portal and there update option is available, once details are updated then again take out the print out of the e-Pehchan card.
How to Edit E Pehchan Card
Editing or correcting E Pehchan card is very easy, except some details like name and date of birth of insured person remaining details can be edited by the employer. Whenever the address of the employee changes or whenever an insured person wants to change ESIC dispensary can ask their employer to edit those details. Once they edit those details then again takeout the new print out.
Validity of ESIC Pehchan Card
Until employer doesn’t mention the exit date in their employer ESIC portal till then ESIC Pehchan card is valid. But remember the ESIC contribution period is divided into Two parts, one is from 1 April to 30 September and another one is from 1 October to 31 March. So when you left your job in the above mention period then you are eligible for ESIC medical treatment until completion of that particular Six months ESIC contribution period.