Amendment In Maternity Benefits Act 1961 Bill Passed By Lok Sabha On 9th Mar'17 - CiteHR
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This refers to the amendment in Maternity Benefits Act 1961 bill passed by Lok Sabha yesterday.

We can expect the Official Gazette of amendment in month's time post getting consent from President of India. to get released at any time.

*Amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961*

The Maternity Benefit Act 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a ‘maternity benefit’ – i.e. full paid absence from work – to take care for her child.


The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments will help 1.8 million (approx.) women workforce in organised sector.


1) *Increase Maternity Benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children and 12 weeks for more than two childern*

2) *12 weeks Maternity Benefit to a ‘Commissioning mother’ and ‘Adopting mother’*

3) *Facilitate’Work from home’*

4) *Mandatory provision of Creche in respect of establishment having 50 or more employees*

5) *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.*

To download detailed amendment refer,

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