Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
Asso.prof.(commerce & Management) Pg
Srinath Sai Ram
Amit Aishwary Choudhary
Managing People At Work.
30th March 2017 From India, Kannur
(b) in rule 56, in sub-rule (2),--
(i) for the words “ twelve weeks of which not more than six weeks”, the words “twenty-six weeks of
which not more than eight weeks” shall be substituted;
(ii) after the first proviso, the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:--
“Provided further that the insured woman shall be entitled to twelve weeks of maternity benefit from
the date the child is handed over to the commissioning mother after birth or adopting mother, as the case may
Provided also that the insured woman having two or more than two surviving children shall be entitled
to receive maternity benefits during a period of twelve weeks of which not more than six weeks shall precede
the expected date of confinement.”.
31st March 2017 From India, Bangalore
An insured woman is eligible for Maternity Leave Benefit for Confinement / Miscarriage, if contributions in respect of her have been Paid or Payable for not less than 70 days in the Two immediately Preceding Consecutive Contribution Periods with reference to the Benefit Period in which the confinement took place.
ESI Contribution Period: Corresponding Benefit Period:
April 16 to Sep 16 1st Jan 17 to 30th June 17
Oct 16 to Mar 17 1st July 17 to 31st Dec 17
30th April 2017 From India, New Delhi
Those women employees who has already availed 12 weeks of Maternity leave before enforcement of the Maternity benefits (amendment) act 2017 i.e. 1st April,2017 shall not be entitled to avail the extended benefits of the 26 weeks leave.
But it is not applicable in your case due to you are registered employee under ESI act and ESI notified this amendment on 20th January 2017 and you are availed for 26 weeks leave.
30th April 2017 From India, Delhi
Please find the attachment.
4th May 2017 From India, Kannur