16 November 2007
Dear Mr. Pal ji,
No where in the act says that the meternity benifit should used by married / un-married women. According to the section 50 of ESIC which is says as under:
50. MATERNITY BENEFIT. - The qualification of an insured woman to claim maternity benefit, the conditions subject to which such benefit may be given, the rates and period thereof shall be such as may be prescribed by the Competent authority.