ESI Payment & Return Due date Extended for the Month of April 2021: COVID-19 relaxation [Read Notification]

New Delhi: Updated: 13-May-2021, 09:57 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. Millions of enterprises face an existential threat. The Representations has been made for the Relief in the form of Relaxation in the Due Dates of Various Statutory Compliances. In view of the same the Government has provided relief in the form of Extension of Various Due Dates for the Compliances. In line with the relief measures provided by the Government, the Ministry of Labour and Employment. ESI Payment & Return Due date Extended by ESIC by one month. Now the extended due date for the Month of April 2021 is 15-June-2021.

Extension in Due Date of Payment & Filing of ESIC-A Relief Measure by Ministry of Labour & Employment in Second wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

In line with the relief measures being extended by Government to business entities and workers Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has relaxed the provision as entered in Regulation 31 of ESI (General) Regulations, 1950. Now the Due date of Payment as well filing of ESI contribution for the month of April, 2021 has been Extended upto 15th June, 2021 instead of 15th May, 2021.

Now the Employers who are covered under ESI Scheme can now file and pay ESI Contribution for the month of April,2021 upto 15th June, 2021. Earlier the Due Date of Filing ESI return for the ESI Contribution was 15th May, 2021.

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The ESIC due date extension has been tweeted by ESIC which is shown below:

ESIC due date Extension Notification-View/Download

The Second wave of COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted various enterprises as Lockdown in various states, establishments are facing challenges pertaining to payment & filing of ESI.

Keeping in mind the same the ESI Return Due date has been extended to 15th June 2021.

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