MATERNITY LEAVE

Women staff having child by surrogacy to get maternity leave

Women staff having child by surrogacy to get maternity leave

Women employees of the central government who have a child through surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave, according to an official order of the personnel ministry.

Feb 08, 2018, 14:39 PM IST
Bill to amend Payment of Gratuity Act provisions introduced in Lok Sabha

Bill to amend Payment of Gratuity Act provisions introduced in Lok Sabha

According to the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill, the amendment would allow the central government to notify the maternity leave period for "female employees as deemed to be in continuous service in place of existing twelve weeks".

Dec 18, 2017, 15:30 PM IST
6-month maternity leave to help more women seek jobs: Government

6-month maternity leave to help more women seek jobs: Government

Under the new law, women working in the organised sector would be entitled to paid maternity leave of 26 weeks from the previous 12 weeks.

Aug 04, 2017, 15:34 PM IST
RIL introduces 12-week paid leave for 'commissioning' mothers

RIL introduces 12-week paid leave for 'commissioning' mothers

Reliance Industries, second most valuable company in India, has introduced a 12-week paid leave for 'commissioning' mothers who use surrogates to bear a child, as it adopted provisions of the new maternity law.

Apr 17, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
President gives green light to Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017; women to get 26 weeks maternity leave

President gives green light to Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017; women to get 26 weeks maternity leave

The entitlement of 26 weeks paid leave under the law is only for first two children.

Mar 29, 2017, 19:49 PM IST
Paypal more than doubles paid maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks

Paypal more than doubles paid maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks

With this paid leave policies for its employees in India, Paypal enhances the leave period by more than double from the previous 12 weeks.

Feb 07, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
Tamil Nadu govt passes orders increasing maternity leave to 9 months

Tamil Nadu govt passes orders increasing maternity leave to 9 months

It's a good news for women employees in government services. Tamil Nadu government issued notification on Monday increasing maternity leave given to women government employees from 6 months to 9 months.

Nov 08, 2016, 15:17 PM IST
Jayalalithaa fulfils another promise, announces 9 months maternity leave for TN govt employees

Jayalalithaa fulfils another promise, announces 9 months maternity leave for TN govt employees

Fulfilling yet another election promise, the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu on Thursday increased the maternity leave of government employees from six months to nine months.
 

Sep 01, 2016, 16:48 PM IST

DNA: Rajya Sabha passes bill for raising maternity leave period to 26 weeks

Analysing the benefits incurred in Maternity Benefits Amendment Bill for women. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Aug 12, 2016, 00:28 AM IST
Maternity leave: Activists say need awareness on its benefits

Maternity leave: Activists say need awareness on its benefits

Activists welcomed the passage of a bill extending maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks in the Rajya Sabha and stressed the need to create awareness about its benefits so that the health of the newborn can be secured.

Aug 11, 2016, 23:35 PM IST
India Inc welcomes passage of Maternity Benefit Bill in RS

India Inc welcomes passage of Maternity Benefit Bill in RS

India Inc Thursday welcomed the passage of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Rajya Sabha that provides for 26 weeks maternity leave.

Aug 11, 2016, 23:30 PM IST
Good news for working women! Rajya Sabha passes bill for raising maternity leave period to 26 weeks

Good news for working women! Rajya Sabha passes bill for raising maternity leave period to 26 weeks

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by voice vote by the House, even as some members sought norms for paternity leave also so that parents can share the responsibility of raising children.

Aug 11, 2016, 23:28 PM IST
Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016: All you should know

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016: All you should know

All you should know about the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016.

 

Aug 11, 2016, 20:55 PM IST
Good news for women employees! Rajya Sabha passes Bill to raise maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks

Good news for women employees! Rajya Sabha passes Bill to raise maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks

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

Aug 11, 2016, 16:15 PM IST
Cabinet approves amendments in Maternity Benefit Act 2016

Cabinet approves amendments in Maternity Benefit Act 2016

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Aug 11, 2016, 15:49 PM IST
Good news for women employees! Centre tables Bill to extend maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks

Good news for women employees! Centre tables Bill to extend maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks

Union Minister of Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday introduced in the Rajya Sabha the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that seeks to increase maternity leave benefit for women from 12 to 26 weeks.

Aug 11, 2016, 10:57 AM IST
Cabinet approves amendments for paid Maternity leave: 5 key points

Cabinet approves amendments for paid Maternity leave: 5 key points

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

Aug 11, 2016, 08:51 AM IST
Cabinet clears amendment to Maternity Benefits, Factories Act

Cabinet clears amendment to Maternity Benefits, Factories Act

Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act, that aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

Aug 11, 2016, 08:43 AM IST
Good news for private sector women employees! 26-week maternity leave soon

Good news for private sector women employees! 26-week maternity leave soon

All establishments, including in private sector, will have to provide 26-week maternity leave to their women employees under a new bill.

Jul 01, 2016, 19:42 PM IST
Good news for women employees! Tata Teleservices increases maternity leave to 6 months

Good news for women employees! Tata Teleservices increases maternity leave to 6 months

Tata Teleservices will give six months paid leave and an additional six months of half day halfpay option to its women workforce.

May 11, 2016, 10:41 AM IST