2. The concerned branch office of ESIC will make payment of maternity benefit, ( if the said person is eligible) on the basis of medical certificate she will obtain from ESIS dispensary/hospital. It will be more better if you may go through the procedure as may be available on the website of ESIC or as may be advised by ESIC Branch Office.
As far as I know, the maternity benefit's from ESIC can be claimed by an female employee only if her contribution period is for 02 years or more. Till that time Maternity Benefits are not applicable to her from ESIC.
For more clarification you need to visit your local branch of ESIC and If they deny for the same then the Maternity Benefits has to be borne by the company only.