Everything You Wanted To Know About The Maternity Benefit Amendment Act – 2017

On 28th March,2017 Government of India  notified The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2016 Act . The Amendment Act received the assent of President of India on 27th March, 2017, cabinet gave its nod for 6 weeks maternity leave in 2016 and with president assent now, its a law eff April 1st, 2017. The salient features of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Increase the maximum period of maternity benefit from the existing twelve weeks to twenty-six weeks, in case of women who have less than two surviving children and in other…

Cabinet gives nod for 6 weeks maternity leave, amendments will help 1.8 million (approx.) women workforce

Press Release (PIB): The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 by introducing the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament. The maternity benefit Act 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a ‘maternity benefit’ – i.e. full paid absence from work – to take care for her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments will…

SCOPE HR Summit 2015 begin here in New Delhi

The two day SCOPE HR Summit 2015 begin here in New Delhi today with an emphasizing note from Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Shri Anant G. Geete to the Human Resource professionals from CPSEs for playing responsible and informed role to nurture the human resource in the organizations to produce quality products in line with the vision of Make in India launched by Government of India. Inaugurating the summit. The minister said Globalization has changed the business environment and way of doing business this has brought to centre…

Amendments to the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Acts

Ministry of Labor and Employment (GOI) has initiated an exercise to amend the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Acts . In its circular dated Dec 18th, ministry has asked for suggestion on the changes suggested. Please click here for proposed amendments. The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Acts 1952 was last amended in 1998, with the changed economic scenario, employment pattern and social security needs of the workers in organized sectors, amendments to the existing provisions are required. The circular further suggests,   several representations were also received…