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Section 54 of ESI Act 1948: Determination of Question of Disablement

Section 54 (Determination of question of disablement) under the Chapter V (Benefits) of the Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948

❝Any question—

(a) whether the relevant accident has resulted in permanent disablement; or
(b) whether the extent of loss of earning capacity can be assessed provisionally or finally; or
(c) whether the assessment of the proportion of the loss of earning capacity is provisional or final; or
(d) in the case of provisional assessment, as to the period for which such assessment shall hold good,

shall be determined by a medical board constituted in accordance with the provisions of the regulations and any such question shall hereafter be referred to as the “disablement question”.❞




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Notes:

The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 was amended by the:
- the A.O. 1950;
- the A.O. (No. 3) 1956;
- the A.O. (No. 4) 1957;
- the Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1951 (Act No. 53 of 1951);
- the Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1966 (Act No. 44 of 1966);
- the Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. 38 of 1975);
- the Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1984 (Act No. 45 of 1984);
- the Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1989 (Act No. 29 of 1989);
- the Employees' State Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. 18 of 2010).

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