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I am woking in PVT.LTD Company in Kerala as Asst.Customer Relation Manager in Service Dept. ( Especially It is an Automobile Industry).I have joined here on 10-10-2011.My salary is Rs.9500/- Matter is that I am now pregnant of 8 months and My delivery will be happen in the month of July 2013. This is my second delivery.I am eligible for ESIC .I would like to know that What are the benefits a Pregnant Women get from ESIC? How many days leave agreed for the delivery period?If there is any obstacle to get promotion and increment in this period? If there is any chance to get Paid Leave from my Company or Can I request for getting nursing brake?What are the formalities to get Paid leave? Kindly Inform me..? Waiting for you reply.
You will get 84 days leave for delivery @ normal salary from ESIC.You will get 30 more days such leave if you have any illness arising out of confinement .You will get this benefit only if you have contributed for at least 70 days during the two benefit period ie from April 2012 to Sept 2012 and Oct 2012 to march 2013 . There is no provision for nursing break under ESI Act.
Varghese mathew

To answer the other questions you have :
The company is not obliged to give you paid leave. It may do so out of goodwill. You can always request for the same.
What do you mean as nursing break ? Are you asking for additional days of leave ? Any such leave will be unpaid leave. The company will not benhapoynwith you asking for additional days off.
As for increment and promotions, this is generally an internal matter for the company to decide. Esic or any law can not dictate it. If your work was good, and the company wishes to retain you, they will probably give you an increment even if you were on maternity leave. However, in general they would not be inclined to do so and no law will force them to do so.
Hope this answers your question

The nursing breaks are two intervals of 15 minutes each in addition to normal lunch break allowed to a women under MB Act ,to enable the women to feed the child till the child attains the age of 15 months.ML will not affect the increment /promotions.
Varghese Mathew

Of course, nursing breaks specified in maternity act / factory act, as you have quoted here will apply when the baby is close by, possibly in the crèche. I suspect they don't have a crèche in the place where she is working (waiting for her to clarify of course)
While maternity act may specify that increment / promotion is not affected, in realty it does get affected. It being a discretionary matter, you can not take any action on the company for that.

Nowhere in Factories Act nursing break is mentioned.What Saswata said about increment/promotion is correct.We are living in a country where people are losing their job after Maternity leave.That much is our rule of law.
Varghese Mathew

Factory rules in Maharashtra provide for 2 breaks during the day for mothers to feed their babies. I think other states also have similar provision in their rules. I can locate them if you wish.

Dear Sir,
I meant that can I get break time to feed the baby.Because in other company allowded the working mothers to work only 6 hours per day. After the ESIC Leave they re-joined and their working time only 6 hrs.

Dear Sheeba
You are eligible for 84 days for maternity according to ESI ACT.This is no way obstacle for getting increament.You can not be entertained for paid leave.At a time you can not enjoy more than one benefit.Nursing break can be requested if there is no creche

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