As per the amendment in 2017, out of the total of 26 weeks, an employee can avail leave of absence due to maternity for a maximum period of 8 weeks only prior to the expected date of delivery.
Section 10 of the Act,1961 provides for extension of leave for a further period of one month due to illness arising out of pregnancy, delivery etc upon medical evidence.
If an employee availing maternity leave does not rejoin duty, it shall be treated as absence without pay and in case of no intimation or resignation, it can be treated as a case of unauthorised absence warranting disciplinary action. In case of resignation, whatever leave availed of under the Act shall be included in the service rendered by her till the effective date of resignation.
28th June 2019 From India, Salem
I have been serving in a private bank from last 5 years and they have provided me the maternity leave for 4 months and on asking further extension they have deducted my sick leave..... The bank does not come under IBA but it's a well settled scheduled commercial bank. How to take the benefits of Maternity act 2017? As they are not ready to accept this...
1st July 2019 From India, Jaipur
When the employer's order of sanction provides maternity benefit , if any, lesser than the scales mentioned in the Act, you can file a complaint u/s 17 to the inspector for your area.
1st July 2019 From India, Salem
1st July 2019 From India, New Delhi