One of my friend company covered under ESI from 2006 June. At the time of covering there were 12 employees covered under ESI and other excluded because they were drawing more than limitation.
But after one month these 12 employees also exclued from the coverage because of salary hike.
After that none of the employees covered under ESI due to higher salary. From July 2006 company not filed these details ESI Office.
Now ESI authorities asking to pay Rs. 1,91,000/- for 12 employees who were there at the time of ESI registration.
We explained the ESI authorities about the fact, but there are asking that then why comapny taken ESI Code when no employees comes under the Act.
Even our contractors (Security & House Keeping) filing the details from June, 2006.
Please suggest me on this, how can we convince the ESI authority.
Ravi Kumaar T.