PM Modi praises Maternity Bill, says it protects women's employment
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2:32 PM
Parliament passed a bill to increase the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks that will benefit about 1.8 million women in India. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and praised the passage of the bill. "Passage of the Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha is a landmark moment in our efforts towards women-led development", he tweeted.