Maternity Benefits Act

Every working woman should know what the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 is all about

Submitted by asandil on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 18:16

In a developing society where women’s role in all walks of life is getting broader day by day, it was necessary for the government to preserve their self-respect for motherliness and absolute safety for the child to be born. As the numbers of women employees are increasing rapidly in both public and private sector, granting them maternity leave and other benefits and allowances were recommended by the social activists and other women forums across the country.