Pl find attached Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016 introduced in Rajya Sabha today. The salient features of the Bill are:
a) increase the maximum period of maternity benefit from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks in case of women who have less than two surviving children and in other cases, the existing period of 12 weeks maternity benefit shall continue;
b) to extend the maternity benefit to a "commissioning mother" and "adopting mother" and they shall be entitled to 12 weeks maternity benefit from the date the child is handed over;
c) to facilitate "work from home" to a mother by inserting an enabling provision;
d) to make it mandatory in respect of establishment having 50 or more employees, to have the facility of creches either individually or as a shared common facility within such distance as may be prescribed by rules and also to allow four visits to the creche by the woman daily, including the interval for rest allowed to her;
e) every establishment shall intimate in writing and electronically to every woman at the time of her initial appointment about the benefits available under the Act.
11th August 2016 From India, Malappuram
Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
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JAgdis L Trivedi
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