New Law Gives Women 26 Weeks Maternity Leave

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Published: April 3, 2017

New Law Gives Women 26 Weeks Maternity Leave
New Law Gives Women 26 Weeks Maternity Leave

NEW DELHI — Thanks to another law, female workers will get a paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks.

President Pranab Mukherjee has affirmed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, which changed a portion of the arrangements of a more than 55-year-old law qualifying certain advantages for ladies workers.

The new law requires each foundation with at least 50 workers to have a crèche inside a recommended separate.

The business is will undoubtedly permit the mother four visits for each day to the crèche.

Each foundation might detail in composing and electronically the advantages accessible to female representatives under the new law, the statute said.

A business can likewise allow a lady to telecommute after she has profited maternity clear out.

“On the off chance that where the way of work doled out to a lady is with the end goal that she may telecommute, the business may permit her to do as such in the wake of profiting of the maternity advantage for such period and on such conditions as the business and the lady may commonly concur,” the law said.

The law likewise permits maternity leave of 12 weeks for a lady who embraces a youngster beneath the age of three months, and for surrogacy – when the organic mother utilizes her egg to make a fetus that is embedded in another lady.

The qualification of 26 weeks of paid leave under the law is just for the initial two kids. A lady with at least two youngsters will be qualified for 12 weeks of maternity leave, said the law, which will apply to all foundations utilizing at least 10 individuals.

The statute, which will help the inexact 1.8-million ladies workforce in the composed part, has revised the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, which controls maternity advantages to ladies representatives in specific foundations.

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha March 9 and the Rajya Sabha March 20.

India positions third comprehensively in the quantity of weeks of maternity abandon it stipends, after Canada, which gives 50 weeks, and Norway, which gives 44 weeks.

The president gave his consent March 27.

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