Partner - Risk Management
Esi & Pf Consultant
22nd June 2013 From India, Thiruvananthapuram
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
22nd June 2013 From India, Mumbai
23rd June 2013 From India, Thiruvananthapuram
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.
23rd June 2013 From India, Mumbai
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
24th June 2013 From India, Madras