The Employees State Insurance Corporation on 25th October 2022, has directed all employers to exercise stricter control and vigil over usage of login credentials while registering the employees in ESIC portal. The employers are requested to ascertain that bank and other details of employees are properly fed into the portal while registering the employees. Also, they must ensure that the data is fed in only on the basis of valid supporting documents.
ESI has been scrutinizing records of Employers on a routine basis. Whilst scrutinizing the employee database attached to the employers, it was found that the bank account numbers of many employees were tagged to a single common bank account number. In fact, each employee should have a unique bank account number. But many employees having the same account number is seen as a serious flaw.
Further, it paves way for misuse of benefits payable to the Insured person by some vested interests. Some HR personnel/external consultants who have been assigned with the task of employee registration for the firm, using the firm’s login credentials, were suspected to carry out this modus operand to misappropriate and siphon off the benefit payments into their accounts.
Therefore in view of the above scenario, ESIC wishes to alert all the employers to exercise stricter control and vigil over usage of login credentials while registering the employees in ESIC portal to avoid such pitfalls.