Employee State Insurance Scheme

About Directorate Office, Gujarat

The Employees’ State Insurance Scheme was introduced in Gujarat State on 04/10/1964. The scheme made applicable to Ahmedabad City and its suburb in first phase and was later on extended to most of the industrialized centers such as Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Ankleshwar and Vapi. As on date, the scheme stands implemented to 44 centers. The total no. of insured persons covered at present are 9,67,030 as on 31/03/2015.

About Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

The promulgation of Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948(ESI Act), by the Parliament was the first major legislation on social Security for workers in independent India. It was a time when the industry was still in a nascent stage and the country was heavily dependent on an assortment of imported goods from the developed or fast developing countries. The deployment of manpower in manufacturing processes was limited to a few select industries such as jute, textile, chemicals etc. The legislation on creation and development of a fool proof multi-dimensional Social Security system, when the country's economy was in a very fledgling state was obviously a remarkable gesture towards the socio economic amelioration of a workface though limited in number and geographic distribution. India, notwithstanding, thus, took the lead in providing organized social protection to the working class through statutory provisions.

History of ESIS

The scheme was inaugurated in Kanpur on 24th February 1952 (ESIC Day) by then Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. The venue was the Brijender Swarup Park, Kanpur and Panditji addressed a 70,000 strong gathering in Hindi in the presence of Pt.Gobind Ballabh Pant, Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh; Babu Jagjivan Ram, Union Labour Minister; Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, Union Health Minister; Sh.Chandrabhan Gupt, Union Food Minister and Dr.C.L.Katial, the first Director General of ESIC.

ESIS - Gujarat at a Glance

  • Insured Persons - 15,78,670
  • Implemented Centers - 44
  • E.S.I.S Dispensaries - 103
  • E.S.I.S. Hospitals - 07 (Beds-530)
  • Other Tie-up Hospitals- 40 (Beds-557)
  • Central Medical Stores (Allopathic) - 04
  • Central Medical Stores (Ayurvedic) - 01
Dr. Manoj Nesari

Dr. Samir V. Shah


Employees’ State Insurance Scheme

Who’s Who


Deputy Director

Phone: 079-27540990, 27541866


Deputy Director

Phone: 079-27540990, 27541866

Directorate Office

Employee's State Insurance Scheme

3rd floor, ‘Panchdeep’ Bhavan
Nr. Income Tax Cross roads,
Ashram Road, Ahmedabad
Phone: 079-27540990

Regional Offices

Assistant Director, Ahmedabad

Phone: 079-25625159, 25621243

D-4, E.S.I.Scheme,
Nr. Bombay Gaurage, Shahibag,

Assistant Director, Vadodara

Phone: 0265-2336421, 2352726

General Hospital,
E.S.I.Scheme, Gotri Road,

Assistant Director, Rajkot

Phone: 0281-2467748

8,Manhar Plot,
Godown Road,

Toll Free Number

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