Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill, 2016: Is it a laudable effort?

by Harini Subramani and Ongmu Tshering

The timing has been impeccable this time around. The Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill, 2016 has been passed in the Lok Sabha a day after International Women’s Day.

Just as a recap, the Bill amending certain provisions of the Maternity Benefit Act of 2016 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in August last year, while it was finally passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday. While it awaits the Presidential nod, presuming that the Lok Sabha . . .

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