The Employees State Insurance (ESI) Corporation, New Delhi is implementing the ESI Scheme under the provisions of ESI Act, 1948.  The Scheme is a social security welfare scheme designed to provide certain essential benefits such as Medical, Sickness, Disablement, Maternity etc. to the Insured Persons and their family members.  The employees getting their salary below Rs.10,000/- are covered under this scheme.  The ESI Scheme was introduced in the Union Territory of Puducherry since October 1966 with better Medical care facilities.