Maternity Benefit Leaves And Policy

The Maternity (Amendment) Bill 2017, an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, was passed in Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2016, in Lok Sabha on March 09, 2017, and received an assent from President of India on March 27, 2017. 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 employees.

The provisions of The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 are effective from April 1, 2017. However, provision on crèche facility (Section 111 A) shall be effective from July 1, 2017.

*This policy is for your reference. You need to update some points as per act & need.

Download: Maternity Benefit Policy

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