New Law To Make 26 Week Maternity Compulsory In Private Sectorby The Daily Eye Team July 13 2016, 11:11 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs
This has to be the less debated reform from the government, luckily. Henceforth working women in private sector may soon be entitled to 26-week maternity leave under the newly yet to be passed mandate called ‘The Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016’. Though most of the public sector women employees enjoy a 6 month maternity leave, the private sector women employees enjoy only 12-week of maternity leave. In many cases, women working in this industry are sacked for extending their maternity leave and are not even entitled to full pay during it. However, in recent times some companies like Flipkart have announced generous maternity benefits policy to attract women workers.