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…