A Step-by-Step Process to Make ESIC Payment Online

byDilip PrasadLast Updated: March 27, 2024

Note: It is mandatory for employers to initiate the ESIC online payment by the 15th of every month. Failure to deposit contribution within due dates attracts Simple Interest at the rate of 12% per annum for each day of the default.

A Step-by-Step Process to Make ESIC Payment Online

In order to enable employers to make monthly contributions to employees’ ESIC accounts, ESIC payments has an online portal. The online portal not only provides a convenient platform for making payments but also offers additional features such as registration, login capabilities, and serves as a comprehensive information guide. 

Now you could be starting your new company or you could be an HR or a new finance professional, who might want to know exactly how payments are made to ESIC accounts for your employees. So let’s begin the journey to understand this process without any delays. 

How to Make ESIC Payment Online?

Step 1: Go to the official ESIC website and log in using the necessary credentials.

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Step 2: On the redirected page, you will see a list of ESIC links and modules. Click on ‘Pay e-Challan’ to move ahead with the ESIC payment. You’ll see this page. 

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Step 3: Now enter the employer code, the ‘CAPTCHA’ and then ‘Search’.

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Step 4: After proceeding, you’ll see a list of challans. Select the challan number to continue for the payment.

Step 5: You’ll have options for payment. One is payment through SBI and the other is payment through other internet banking options. 

Step 6: Choose your bank from drop down, and you’ll be redirected to the payment getway. 

Step 7: You’ll be again asked to enter credentials to proceed to payment.

Step 8: Now you’ll see a page with complete details of the challan and a “Pay” button at the bottom. 

Step 9: You’ll get a payment succesfull receipt at the end, which means your transaction was completed. 

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How to Download ESIC Online Challan?

Now that you’ve paid the challan for your employee. The next step is to download ESIC challan. Let’s see how to download it. 

Step 1: Visit Challan Double Verification page.

Step 2: Enter “Employer’s Code No” and “Challan Number” and click on Submit. 

Download ESIC Online Challan

Step 3: A screen with challan details will appear and you’ll get the option to download it. 

That’s it! You have got your challan downloaded in your system with these three easy steps.

What Happens In Case of Non-Payment or Delayed Payment of Contribution?

In the case of missing or delayed ESIC payment, ESIC may levy and recover damages at the following rates:

Since a delay in contribution to ESIC can attract penalty, you need to be cautious of it. Make sure your organization makes payment well in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises. For more FAQs, you can visit ESIC’s FAQ page.


What is ESI Scheme?

Employees’ State Insurance Scheme of India is a multi-dimensional social security scheme tailored to provide protection to the 'employees' in the organized sector against the events of sickness, maternity, disablement and death due to employment injury and to provide medical care to the insured employees and their families.

Are there any medical advantages that are extended by ESIC?

Yes, under the ESIC scheme, medical benefits are extended to the insured persons. Medical assistance is given in the form of treatment, specialist consultation, hospitalisation, medical attendance, etc. In the case of families, there are two categories of medical benefits — full medical care and expended medical care.

How does the scheme help the employees?

Employees get full medical care under the ESI Act, 1948 during the period of his incapacity, restoration of his health and working capacity. It provides financial assistance to compensate the loss of his/ her wages during the period of his abstention from work due to sickness, maternity and employment injury.

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