Harsh Kumar Mehta
Consultant In Labour Laws/hr
Sr. Manager (p&a)
Independent Financial Consultant
#AnonymousIt was passed on August 11, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha. Its pending with the Lok Sabha. In the meantime, a few members of the industry have requested the Lok Sabha not to pass this bill stating that many companies in the medium and small scale sector may avoid recruiting lady employees who might avail benefits of maternity. There is intense lobbying going on. But the goverment is determined to pass the bill. I understand that ESIC has already notified through a circular about the new entitlements for those covered under ESI. Someone could clarify this.
10th February 2017 From Indonesia, Jakarta
However, a copy of the same is uploaded as attachment. So far as I understand amendment bill for amendment in the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 is still pending with Lok Sabha.
10th February 2017 From India, Noida
11th February 2017 From India, Mohali
11th February 2017 From India, Bangalore
2. So far as position regarding medical treatment is concerned, the insured woman will undoubtedly be entitled for medical treatment / hospitalisation etc. And so far as payment of Maternity Benefit is concerned, it will be more better if you may contact the appropriate ESIC Branch Office to which you are attached in order to confirm your eligibility as on 01/10/2017. Regarding eligibility in respect of marginal case as mentioned above, hope you will go through Regulation 4 (proviso) to ESI (General) Regulations, 1950. The insured woman is also required to visit and consult the appropriate ESIS Doctor to confirm and get medical certificate regarding "Expected date of confinement" as required under Rule 56 of ESI (Central) Rules, 1950. These Regulations / Rules can be seen /downloaded from the website of ESIC. With best wishes.
11th February 2017 From India, Noida
#AnonymousDear Meena 1986,
Maternity benefit is payable for 84 days, (Now enhanced / amended to 26 weeks w.e.f.20.01.2017 under ESI Act) subject to payment of contribution for not less than 80 days in the immediately preceding two contribution period. The benefit can be claimed at any time prior to six weeks before the expected date of confinement or from the date of confinement as per the condition and requirement of the insured woman.
This bill is not yet passed in Lok Sabha, however, if you & your establishment are covered under ESI Act and your expected delivery is during end Sept. 2017 / Oct. 2017, you would be eligible for cash benefit.
13th February 2017 From India, Thane
So pls confirm th also i avail benefit of esic leave .
14th February 2017 From India, Mohali
Mr. Murali has already reply your query. However, I just want to elaborate the sentence as under:
Your new contribution period will commence on 1st April, 2017 which will last till September 30, 2017. You are required to contribute till Sept. 2017 irrespective of you get salary rise even in the month of June 2017. Therefore NO WORRY, you are entitled for all the benefits admissible under ESI Scheme.
16th February 2017 From India, Thane