You are entitled to Maternity Benefits.
Please address a proper letter to your employer giving details of delivery dates and period of leave etc.
Maternity benefiis are a facility given by GOI to all women employees subject to conditions in MB act.
Kindly read the bare act to get a basic idea.
In case of refusal,you can approach Labour officer of the area.
21st July 2018 From India, Pune
As per the latest position, a woman is entitled to maximum 26 weeks of maternity benefit i.e. 8 weeks before delivery and 18 weeks after delivery.
From your post, it is found that:
26 March 18 - Applied for leave
17 April 18 - Delivery
The company is supposed to pay (the prenatal benefit for 26 March to 17 April) at the earliest on receipt of application which you made on 26th March. So it is the duty of the company give you the prenatal benefit (max 8 weeks) as soon as they are informed about your pregnancy. The Act does not prescribe any specific time frame for payment of prenantal maternity benefit but encourages quick payment.
For postnatal maternity benefit, the payment has to be made within 2 days from the date of delivery. Since you delivered on 17th April, the management is required to give you the full postnatal maternity benefit for 18 weeks within 19th April.
This is the settled position. Anything else is violation of the Act. :D
5th August 2018 From India, Kolkata
#AnonymousAs I applied for maternity leave on 26 March 2018 and delivered on 17 April 2018, I have not been paid the salary for the month of March and had got benifits of maternity for only four months since then.Moreover, the managment is saying that they will pay for the month of March in one more week and the rest benifits for maternity I.e. two months will be paid after one month of continuous duties after joining the duties.I joined the institution on completion of my maternity leave and applied for leave without salary which I am availing till date.As they have not paid me in time, more so ever I am likely to quit the job. Kindly, guide how to probe the present scenario and avail the remaining maternity benifits and salary for the month of March.
19th November 2018 From India, Panipat
4th December 2018 From India, Panipat