Hi ...I delivered female baby on 20 Jan ...I'm EST registered employee..I'm in 12 weeks i.e. 84 days maternity leave now which gets over on April 12 ...am I eligible for 26 weeks maternity leave ...
From India, Hyderabad
ESI registered employee not EST ....please help me out ...I’m in confusion whether il get 12 weeks or 26 weeks ....from which date the maternity benefit of 26 weeks effective
From India, Hyderabad
As ESI Corporation had extended the benefit to ESI covered employees with effect from 20th January, 2017, you are eligible for 26 weeks leave. You may approach the medical officer or your branch office for the same.

From India, Kannur
are you covered under ESI Act or not? If covered under ESI Act check from ESI Office, your question is not clear
From India, New Delhi
I’m covered under ESI act....but when I approached local office of ESI they are unable to tell me from which date this 26 weeks leave is implemented...
From India, Hyderabad
Please peruse Gazette Notification Dated 20/01/2017 enhancing Maternity Benefit to 26 Weeks
From India, New Delhi

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As per the Gazette Notification you are eligible for 26 Weeks of Maternity leave.After April 12, 2017 Contact ESI Office/Dispensary for Extension of Maternity Leave
From India, New Delhi
Ofcourse, you have to consider the two surviving children norm, read the excerpts of the Gazetted notification -
(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.”.

From India, Bangalore
What are the eligibility criteria to get maternity leave benifit from ESI?
From India, Kolkata
ESI CONTRIBUTORY CONDITIONS for Entitlement of Maternity Benefit:
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

From India, New Delhi

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