ESI HAS ALREADY EXTENDED REVISED MATERNITY BENEFIT
An establishment covered under ESI will not be liable to pay Maternity Benefit Act since the Ministry of Labour and Employment has by a notification dated 20.1.2017 has already implemented the amended provisions of the Act. However, the benefit of ESI will be available to those insured employees drawing upto Rs.21,000 pm and the qualifying period for claiming benefit will be not less than 70 days in the immediately preceding two consecutive periods. Thus the employers will be liable to extend Maternity Benefit Act upon the employees other than insured employees under ESI Act.
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