Government to move maternity leave bill in Lok Sabha today
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:21 PM
Government will pass maternity leave bill in Lok Sabha today. Bill seeks to increase paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks. The amended Act will be applicable to all establishments, employing 10 or more people. Once the amendments to the Act are passed and notified, India will jump to the third position in terms of the number of weeks of maternity leave.