Proof of a pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion or tubectomy operation is necessary if you want to claim maternity benefits. You can prove the fact that you are pregnant, had a miscarriage, abortion, tubectomy operation or suffered an illness arising out of these procedures if you produce a certificate to that effect from any of the following1:
- Registered Medical Practitioner
- A Medical Officer of a regional hospital or a dispensary set up under the Coal Mines Welfare Organisation
- Medical Officer of a Mines Board where the mine is situated.
The fact that a woman has been confined can also be proved by the production of a certified extract from a birth register or a certificate signed by a registered midwife. Additionally, a certificate signed by a registered midwife also proves miscarriage. The death of a woman can be proved by a certified extract from a death register.1
- Section 4, The Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules, 1963