MATERNITY BENEFITS BILL:  A CRUCIAL REFORM [Opinion]

Lok Sabha passed the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on 9th march this year, one day after the world celebrated women’s day. This bill seeks to amend the earlier Maternal Benefits Bill of 1961 by increasing the leave given to working women, including adopting and commissioning mothers within the provisions of the bill and establishing crèche facilities within the premises of the company. These changes will have a major impact on health, well-being and growth of a future generation of the country.  This act, if properly implemented will become one of the significant reforms done by the Modi government after coming to power. Since this bill not only increases the leave period for the working mother but also includes certain other provisions to give more rights to working-women.

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