>> What is Registration of an Insured Person? 

Registration is the process of obtaining and recording information about the entry of an employee into insurable employment, for the purpose of his identification under the Act. 

>> What is Registration of an Insured Person? 

The benefits provided under the Act are related to the contribution paid by the employer on behalf of the insured person. Therefore, to identify each insured person, both for proper recording of the contributions received as also for honoring his claims for benefits, registration of an insured person is necessary 

>> How are the employees registered under the Scheme? 

At the time of joining the insurable employment, an employee is required to fill in a Declaration Form (Form-I) and submit a family photo in duplicate to the employer, which is to be submitted to the ESI Branch Office by his employer. The employee is then allotted an insurance number for the purpose of his identification under the scheme and issued a temporary identity card for availing medical benefit for self and family for a period of three months. Thereafter, he is provided with a permanent photo identity card. A. person once registered need not register again in case of change of employment. The same registration can be transferred from one place to the other. Now the ESIC is going online'. Smart card name "Pehchan Card" separately for self and family with biometric details are issued, which is valid in any ESI Hospital/ dispensary throughout the country for availing the medical benefits. The employee can also draw his cash benefits from any of the ESI Branch Office throughout the country. 

>> What is an identity card? 

On registration under the scheme, the employee is termed as insured person. He is provided with a 'temporary identification certificate', which is valid for a period of 3 months, but may be extended if necessary till a permanent family photo identity card with family particulars is issued. The identity card serves as a means of identification both for availing medical benefit at the dispensary/hospital and availing cash benefits at the ESI branch Office. The identity card should be signed/ thumb impression affixed by the insured person. Any changes in his residence/ dispensary/ employment are carried out by the Branch Office Manager in the identity card. Now the smart cards (Pehchan) are being issued to the insured person for drawing cash benefits from any ESI Branch Office of his choice and convenience. 


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