: Which organisations are covered under this Act?
The scheme is applicable to the below mentioned establishments:
- Non seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.
- Shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 20* or more persons.
- Private Medical and Educational institutions employing 20* or more persons in certain States/UTs.
* Note: 14 State Govts. / UTs have reduced the threshold limit from 20 to 10.
At present wage limit for coverage under the Act is INR 15,000/- per month ( w.e.f. 01/05/2010).