Umasankar G
Executive Hr
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i ma hr executive in software company, every one please resolve my issue . the issue is what is the amount to be paid for maternity leave employee .
what is the amount company will pay maternity leave employee
Maternity leave is awarded with full pay on completion of at least 80 days in an establishment in the 12 months prior to her expected date of delivery. The maternity benefit is awarded at the rate of the average daily wage for the period of a worker's actual absence from work. Apart from 12 weeks of salary, a female worker is entitled to a medical bonus of 3,500 Indian rupees.
Under the National Food Security Act 2013, pregnant women and lactating mothers are entitled to receive maternity benefit of at least Rs. 6,000. The Act further requires that subject to such schemes as may be framed by the Central Government, every pregnant woman and lactating mother will be entitled to free meals during pregnancy and six months after the child birth, through the local anganwadi, so as to meet their nutritional needs.
Refer Sec 5 of Payment of Maternity Benefits Act.
As per act company will pay the full gross amount to a pregnant employee under maternity act and if any woman employee under ESIC act then she will get full payment from ESIC department.
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