A women under the Maternity Benefit Act is also entitled to get medical expenses if the employer do not provide pre natal care. As of now the medical expenses is Rs 3500/-. This medical expenses is also known as medical bonus under the MB Act.
In case the employer who did not provide natal care to its employee, is liable to provide medical bonus of Rs 3500/- to its employee.
Any establishment where 10 or more workmen have worked, there maternity benefit act is applicable. Again to be eligible to get maternity benefit, you need to work for 80 days in the 12 months immediately preceding her expected date of delivery in that establishment.
If you are eligible and if the act is applicable in your establishment, the employer must pay you maternity benefit as well as medical bonus.
I hope you are clear now!
In continuation to this , i also want to ask question that , is there any provision for giving break for breast feeding to woman employees upto twelve months after giving birth to the child ?? i heard it somewhere.. i m 8th month pregnant.. working in semi govt organisation..