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Released Date: 20th Jan, 2017


ESIC Amendment Towards Maternity Benefit Period Provided For The Insured Woman

As per Notification No G.S.R. 62(E) Rule 6A of Employees State Insurance (Central) Rules, 1950, defines Insured Woman which covers a commissioning mother who as a biological mother wishes to have a child and prefers to get embryo implanted in any other woman and a woman who legally adopts a child upto three months of age. Rule 56 has also been amended to now provide that insured woman shall be entitled to receive the maternity benefit at a daily rate for a period of twenty six weeks, out of which the leaves are not taken for a period which is more than eight weeks before the confinement date, earlier the total period of leaves was twelve weeks and the leaves could not be taken from a date more than six weeks prior to confinement date. Insured woman covered under the Act who is delivering the baby shall be entitled to twelve weeks of maternity benefit from the date she hands child over to commissioning mother or adopting mother. Insured woman having two or more surviving children shall be entitled to maternity benefit of twelve weeks out of which the leaves cannot not be taken from a date more than six weeks prior to confinement date

Effective Date: 20th Jan, 2017

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