Thursday, June 01, 2017

Maternity Amendment Act

Maternity Amendment Act

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016, which is an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act 1961 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 11th August 2016, later in the LokSabha on 9th March 2017, and then received the President’s approval on 27th March 2017.



The various provisions of the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act 2017, became operative from 1st April 2017. However, the provision on crèche facility ( Section 11 A ) shall come into force from 1st July 2017.
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