The Act was originally applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons. The existing wage-limit for coverage under the Act, is Rs.21,000/- per month (w.e.f. 1.01.2017). [Rs. 25000/- per month in case of disability]
34 states and UTs. [Under Sec 1(3)]
The scheme is yet to be introduced in Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep.
The scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatre, road motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishment. [Under sec 1(5)] Non-Banking Financial Companies, Port Trust, Airport Authorities and Warehousing establishments employing 10 or more persons.
The scheme has been extended to Private medical institutions, Educational institutions and to contract and casual employees of Municipal corporation.