Harsh Kumar Mehta
Consultant In Labour Laws/hr
Associate Director Hr
2. Further, I am doubtful whether you are eligible for maternity benefit under ESI Act in December, 2015 (due date as mentioned by you) or prior to this period. The reasons being that " an insured woman shall be qualified to claim maternity benefit for a confinement occurring or expected to occur in a benefit period, if the contributions in respect of her were payable for not less than seventy days in the immediately preceding two consecutive contribution periods (Section 56(1) of said Act). If you have started contributing w.e.f. 01/04/2015, the first benefit period in your case will start from 01/01/2016 only, (though you can get only medical treatment prior to this date).Please see Regulation 4 of ESI (General) Regulations, 1950.
3. I will, however, suggest you to please visit your appropriate Branch Office of ESIC to which you are attached and discuss the issue with the Branch Manager concerned so that you may be able to get correct position in respect of your eligibility for the said benefit. While visiting Branch Office, please ensure that you have your Pehchan Card ( as issued by Branch Office, ESIC). Further, I hope, you will also ensure to get proper medical certification from the ESIC Dispensary to which you are attached.
12th August 2015 From India, Noida
Maternity benefit is paid at the rate of the average daily wage for the period of her actual absence. The average daily wage means the average of the womanâ€™s wages payable to her for the days on which she has worked during the period of three calendar months immediately preceding the date from which she absents herself. Wages includes all remuneration including cash allowances, D.a., HRA, Incentive bonus and the money value of any concessional value of food grains supplied but does not include any bonus other than incentive bonus, OT, gratuity, PF etc.
13th August 2015 From India, Hyderabad
19th December 2015 From Philippines, undefined
2. For claiming any benefit from ESIC, the appropriate Branch Office of ESIC to which you are attached is the appropriate office which can decide as to what type of benefits are admissible to any insured person or his dependents. HR department of any unit is not a relevant office for the same. It will be more better, if you take up the matter with your appropriate branch office of ESIC.
19th December 2015 From India, Noida
ESIC web portal, there is IP Portal on left side Under ESIC link. Click on the IP Portal, and dialogue box 'User Login" will appear. Login while using your IP No. as your username. IP will find his complete details alongwith 'entitlement of benefits' available to IP as on date. calculated on the basis of contribution.
Please note that benefits of ESIC can be claimed if treatment is routed through ESI Hospital.
Hope, this information will help.
19th December 2015 From India, Panipat