Maternity Benefit Act in 2017, does not classify or qualify a mother to be a government servant, temporary employee, an employee on contract, or employee on daily wages. This is a landmark judgment.
To read the news item on the ruling, click the following link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...campaign=cppst
The ruling by the Karnataka High Court is attached to this post.
Thanks, Dinesh Divekar From India, Bangalore