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Lok Sabha Passes Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill 2016

Update March 2017: Maternity leave increased to 26 weeks under Maternity Benefit (Amendment Act) 2017 Lok Sabha passed today on 9th March, 2017 the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which inter-alia includes the following benefits: increasing maternity benefit to woman covered under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 from 12 weeks to 26 weeks up to […]

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Government to Increase Maternity Leave from 12 to 26 Weeks Soon

Latest Update March 2017: Maternity leave increased to 26 weeks under Maternity Benefit (Amendment Act) 2017 UPDATE March 2017: Loksabha passed The Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Maternity Benefit(Amendment) Bill, 2016 has already been passed by the Rajya Sabha on 11th August,2016. The Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Act, 2016 will come into the force only after the President’s assent. […]

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Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by Rajya Sabha

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by Rajya Sabha on 11th August 2016 and is pending for the approval of Lok Sabha, after which it would require the President’s assent to be notified as an Act. Highlights of the Bill are as follows: The duration of maternity leave is increased from 12 weeks […]

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Amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

UPDATE March 2017: Loksabha passed The Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Maternity Benefit(Amendment) Bill, 2016 has already been passed by the Rajya Sabha on 11th August,2016. The Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Act, 2016 will come into the force only after the President’s assent. For more details and new maternity benefits please read: New Maternity Benefit Act Amendment 2017 Summary […]

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Maternity leave to be enhanced to 26 weeks

The government is set to enhance maternity benefit to 26 weeks from the current 12 through an executive order, labour and employment minister Bandaru Dattareya said on Thursday, 19th May 2016. “We have a huge task in hand, but we can’t pass Bills without reaching a consensus. However, we have decided to go ahead with […]

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