Under Section 2(12) the Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.
Under Section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including prenew theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 10 or more persons.
Further under section 1(5) of the Act, the Scheme has been extended to Educational Institutions and Medical Institutions employing 10 or more persons.
The existing wage limit for coverage under the Act is Rs. 15,000/- per month (w.e.f. 01/05/2010).