If 10 or more,you are eligible for ML and salary.
Maternity Benefits Act provides statutory protection to employees who are on maternity leave.
Keep your documents up to date.Intimate your pregnancy officially in writing and ask for leave in writing well in advance.
If problems arise,labour officer of area can help you.
4th December 2018 From India, Pune
Every employer that has more than 10 employees working in his/her establishment is required to provide maternity benefit to every woman employee.
In case, the HR department is not responding to your request, please approach your higher management.
The last resort is to approach the labor officer of your area to resolve this issue
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5th December 2018 From India, Bengaluru