One of our employee working in Goa in a hotel industry was contributing for PF/ESIC since 1/9/2014. She was recently promoted and her salary was increased to 23,000. Her ESIC deduction stopped from 1/5/2018, now she is pregnant.
1) Will she get any maternity benefits from ESIC.
2) What is the responsibility of the employer with regards to her maternity leave and payments.

From India, Candolim
Dear manu, as per your statement Employee concerned ESI Contributions stopped from 1/5/2018.Please note that contributions to be remitted till completion of Contribution Period i.e till 30/09/2018 (if April-2018 contributions are remitted)
Please ask Employee to log in to ESI IP Portal to know the eligibility for Maternity benefit.If eligible, she can opt for benefit from ESI
If she is not eligible for benefit from ESI, Employer has to pay benefits provided under The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

From India, New Delhi

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