Maternity benefits (amendment) act 2017 – The Big Change
The benefits under the Maternity Benefit Act are available to all female employees, who are not covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act and have worked for a continuous period of 80 days in twelve months immediately preceding the date of her expected delivery.
Maternity benefits act 2017 – This amendment has increased the duration of maternity leave available for women employees from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks.
Rs. 3,500 per maternity Current provision of maternity bonus.
A woman shall, on production of such proof as be entitled to leave with wages at the rate of maternity benefit, for a period of six weeks immediately following the day of her miscarriage.
Women employee should be permitted to visit the crèche 4 times during the day, which includes the regular rest interval .
Penalties for contravention of the act by Employers; Imprisonment which shall not be less than three month, which may extend up to one year and with fine not less than two thousand rupees, which may extend up to five thousand rupees.