The amendments to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 are as follows:

  • Increase Maternity Benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children and 12 weeks for more than two children.
  • 12 weeks Maternity Benefit to a ‘Commissioning mother’ and ‘Adopting mother’.
  • Facilitate ‘Work from home’.
  • Mandatory provision of Creche in respect of establishment having 50 or more employees.

#LeanIn: Maternity Bill passed in RS, now women to get 6 months off

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/leanin-maternity-bill-passed-in-rs-now-women-to-   get-6-months-off/articleshow/53653420.cms

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