Employee State Insurance Corporation is regulated by The Employee State Insurance Act 1948. The department comes under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme which provides medical benefit, sickness benefit, maternity benefit, disablement benefit and various other benefits such as funeral expenses, free supply of physical aids, etc. to the employees and their family. The contribution towards ESIC is from the part of both employer and employee at a percentage of 6%. The employee's contribution rate is 1.75% of the wages and that of employer's is 4.75% of the wages paid every month. The threshold limit for mandatory workers is Rs. 21,000 per month.