New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

PUBLISHED ON: February 17, 2017 | Duration: 17 min, 17 sec

  
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In August last year, through the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, the government has doubled the paid maternity leave to six and half months for women in the organised sector. The Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha, and is currently pending in the Lok Sabha. However, it fails to address about the struggling start-ups, the unorganized sector and issue of paternity leaves.
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