Maternity Leave Current Affairs - 2020

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave to employees: WCD Ministry

Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has announced that government will pay employers salaries for first seven of 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 month. The announcement comes in wake of complaints that many companies were reluctant to hire pregnant women after maternity leave was extended from Read More…

Parliament passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Parliament has passed Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to empower government to fix period of maternity leave and tax-free gratuity amount with an executive order. The Bill seeks to amend Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 on two issues related to maternity leave and ceiling of gratuity payable to an employee. Payment of Gratuity Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Lok Sabha has passed Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to empower government to fix period of maternity leave and tax-free gratuity amount with an executive order. The Bill seeks to amend the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 It allows for payment of gratuity to employees in any establishment, Read More…

Parliament passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Parliament has passed the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to raise maternity leave for working women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children. It was passed in the Lok Sabha and already has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. India will be in third position in terms of the number of weeks Read More…