Only a pregnant "employee" can avail maternity benefit. In case you maintain status of employee otherwise NO.If resigned and relieved, you loose the status of employee and you will be out of ESI cover , hence not entitled to any benefit, please note.Suggest you do what other members have advised as above.
Labour Law Adviser
I m Social Security Officer of ESI Corporation.
For eligibility of maternity benefit ,only two conditions have to fulfil
1.on the date of delivery, you have to complete 9 months services
2 esi contributions for atleast 78 days should be deposited.
For further information ,may call on 9464087356.
our friends have already opined in the matter. Is there a pressing need for you to resign? Can you think of resigning after delivery so that flow of esi deductions will remain intact till your delivery to get the benefit. So think before you resign. If you are asking whether ESI card is valid after resignation or not? then I think it is valid till benefit period gets over. Your Local office will tell you that the date upto which card will remain valid. I repeat I am discussing here in the interest of subject and my views need not be considered as expert opinion.
I also need details of non-implented areas under ESI for Maharashtra and Tamilnadu, if anybody can help.
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It will be beneficial if you give resignation after 30 days of your delivery . You can take leave from 9th month, however ensure you submit all required forms (obtained from your IMP doctor) to your esic branch office and one copy to your office. Keep Xerox copy with you.
For ESIC wages you only require your contribution of 78 days of previous contribution period.
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