PE & ESI Registrations


Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) registration are essential aspects of workforce management for employers in India. These registrations, governed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, ensure that employees receive social security benefits. EPF registration is for the provident fund, while ESIC registration provides medical and cash benefits to employees in case of sickness, maternity, and employment injury.



 1. Employee Welfare:

   - Provide financial security and welfare benefits to employees.


2. Legal Compliance:

   - Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations.


3. Enhanced Employee Attraction:

   - Attract top talent by offering comprehensive employee benefits.


4. Employer Reputation:

   - Build a positive employer brand by prioritizing employee well-being.


Steps/Process Involved:

 1. Document Collection:

   - Collect necessary documents, including PAN, Aadhaar, and bank details of employees.


2. Online Registration:

   - Submit applications for EPF and ESIC registrations through the respective online portals.


3. Verification by Authorities:

   - Government authorities verify the submitted documents and information.


4. Certificate Issuance:

   - Upon successful verification, EPF and ESIC registration certificates are issued.


5. Employee Enrollment:

   - Enroll employees for EPF and ESIC and obtain their UAN (Universal Account Number) and ESIC card.



 - Company or establishment with 20 or more employees for EPF and 10 or more employees for ESIC, Can also take Voluntarily if employee are below 10 or 20 as the case.

- PAN and Aadhaar details of employees.

- Bank account details for salary disbursement.



 - EPF Registration Certificate.

- ESIC Registration Certificate.

- UAN for employees (EPF).

- ESIC Cards for employees.



 1. Q: Is EPF registration mandatory for all companies in India?

   - A: EPF registration is mandatory for establishments employing 20 or more employees.


2. Q: What is the contribution percentage for EPF?

   - A: Both employers and employees contribute 12% of the employee's basic salary to EPF.


3. Q: Can a company voluntarily register for ESIC with less than 10 employees?

   - A: Yes, a company can voluntarily register for ESIC even with less than 10 employees.


4. Q: Are all employees eligible for EPF and ESIC benefits?

   - A: Employees with a specified salary threshold are eligible for EPF, while ESIC eligibility depends on gross salary.


5. Q: Can an employee withdraw EPF after leaving a company?

   - A: Yes, employees can withdraw their EPF after leaving a company and upon meeting certain conditions.


6. Q: What is the role of the employer in contributing to ESIC?

   - A: Employers contribute 4.75% of the employee's gross salary to ESIC, while employees contribute 1.75%.


7. Q: Is it mandatory for employers to provide UAN to employees?

   - A: Yes, employers must provide UAN to employees for EPF contributions and withdrawals.


8. Q: Can employees opt-out of EPF and ESIC contributions?

   - A: Employees cannot opt-out of EPF contributions, but they can opt-out of ESIC under certain circumstances.


9. Q: Can a company register for EPF and ESIC simultaneously?

   - A: Yes, companies can register for both EPF and ESIC registrations simultaneously.


10. Q: What happens if an employer fails to register for EPF and ESIC?

- A: Non-compliance can lead to penalties and legal consequences. Employers are urged to register to fulfill their legal obligations.


11. Q: Can employees avail of ESIC benefits for non-work-related injuries?

- A: ESIC benefits are generally for employment-related injuries, but specific cases may be considered.


12. Q: Is it possible to expedite the EPF and ESIC registration process?

- A: The registration process duration is subject to government verification, and expediting may not always be feasible.