For your question "Is it compulsory to give paid maternity leave to the employee to private organisation?" - Yes, it is, provided any woman/female employee should have minimum 80 working days to her credit in last 12 months counting from start of maternity leave to be eligible for maternity benefits in that organization.
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Yes, it is necessary to grant paid maternity leave to the female employee who has put in about 3 months service. You have not mentioned how long this employee is with you so I presume she must be working for more than 3 months. I remember, we were disbursing one additional benefit by a lumpsum amount to the tune of Rs 1000/- (app) , called medical bonus, to the employee proceeding on maternity leave. We are supposed to maintain one register of employees proceeding on Maternity leave in the prescribed format, as per Maternity Benefit Act 1961. The section 12 of the act prohibits employer to dismiss or terminate any employment if an employee absents as per the provisions of this act. Similarly the employer cannot bring out any change in service conditions during such time.
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1. she would be entitled to leave in accordance with the revised provisions (26 weeks),
2. if such amendment is enacted before end of the maternity leave using current provision.
I think you are a teacher of a private educational institution situated in the State of Maharashtra. Whatever the nature/status of your employment, since you've already rendered more than the minimum period of service stipulated under the MBF Act,1961, you are entitled to all the benefits under the Act. For further information refer to the thread entitled " Application of the Maternity Benefit Act - PDF Download".