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Friday, March 17, 2017

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

New mothers can look forward to better maternity benefits with Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 set to become a law shortly. 

The Lok Sabha has passed a bill to increase maternity leave to 26 weeks from 12 weeks at present. It also provides for leave up to 12 weeks for a woman who adopts a child below the age of three months, and for commissioning mothers.

 With this, India will soon become among the countries that offer the most maternity leave.

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