ESIC clarification regarding implementation of Aadhaar seeding of insured persons

Posted On - 13 July, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

On May 25, 2023, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) issued a clarification regarding the implementation of Aadhaar seeding for insured persons. The process can be carried out either through the IP portal or the employer portal. An online provision has been developed for the seeding and authentication of Aadhaar numbers, allowing existing employees to voluntarily link their Aadhaar numbers for themselves and their family members. The verification is done through an OTP received on their mobile from UIDAI.

Since the insured persons/beneficiaries/employees have already given preliminary consent to seed their Aadhaar numbers through the online module, minor changes can be approved by the Branch Office Manager based on Aadhaar-based change requests.

However, if there are multiple discrepancies in demographic details such as name, father’s name, gender, and date of birth, the Branch Office Manager may return the Aadhaar-based change request with the specific mention of the observed discrepancies. The manager is responsible for conducting necessary inquiries with the employers/employees and resolving the issues related to demographic details changes within three days. They are also required to facilitate Aadhaar seeding at their own level.