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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.
 

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Cabinet approves amendments in Maternity Benefit Act 2016

Cabinet approves amendments in Maternity Benefit Act 2016

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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.

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.

Here are 10 key points to about Maternity Benefits Act

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.

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.

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.

Good news for women employees! Airtel increases maternity leave to 22 weeks

Good news for women employees! Airtel increases maternity leave to 22 weeks

To promote gender diversity across all management levels, top telecom operator Bharti Airtel has increased maternity leave for its women employees to 22 weeks from 12 weeks.

Extended benefits on Maternity leave: India Inc keen to go extra mile

Extended benefits on Maternity leave: India Inc keen to go extra mile

The Labour Ministry is in the final stages of preparing a draft amendment bill to and will soon send it for inter-ministerial consultations.

Working women may soon get eight months' maternity leave

Working women may soon get eight months' maternity leave

If Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi has her way, then the maternity leave for working women will be increased from the existing three to eight months.

Women having child by surrogacy entitled to maternity leave: HC

A woman who is in government service and has a child through surrogacy, is also entitled to maternity leave, the Delhi High Court ruled today holding that denial of leave would be detrimental to both mother and child.

Maternity leave is for protection of women workers' health: Madras HC

 Ruling that maternity leave is given for protection of the health of women government workers, the Madras High court on Thursday stayed the order of Joint Director of School Education (personnel) for recovering over Rs two lakh from the salary of a teacher who took 179 days maternity leave for her second delivery.

Woman denied leave for tending to child born through surrogacy

Denied maternity leave to take care of her child born through surrogacy, a woman employee of a government undertaking in Kerala has approached the state high court for relief.

Haryana grants maternity leave to contractual staff

The Haryana government announced that contractual employees will also be entitled to maternity leave.