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Oct 17, 2019
Kerala becomes first state to introduce maternity benefits for employees, teachers in unaided private educational institutionsIn a first in the country, Kerala is all set to bring thousands of employees, including teachers, of unaided private educational institutions under the ambit of the Maternity Benefit Act
Jun 30, 2018
Amendment to Maternity Benefits Act is a case of good intentions backfiring, ends up disincentivising hiring of womenThe Amendment to the Maternity Benefits Act disincentivises companies from hiring more women, leading to a reduction in the labour force participation of women.
Jan 18, 2018
Budget 2018: Maternity benefits, low income taxes and agri infrastructure should be high on Arun Jaitley's agendaThere's a lot of pressure on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to deliver in the upcoming Budget 2018-19. Will he chose politics over the economy, or find a way to keep both happy?
Jan 03, 2018
Madras HC emphasises maternity benefits, poses 15 questions to Centre, Tamil Nadu govt over rights of new mothersMadras HC posed 15 questions to the government on a petition related to maternity leave, observing that the mother required "nurturing care, affection".
Jul 19, 2017
No proposal to cut maternity benefits, says Labour Minister Bandaru DattatreyaThe Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2016 has raised the maternity leave for a working woman from 12 weeks earlier to 26 weeks
Mar 10, 2017
How India's new maternity benefits compare with global standard? Check out this tableUK and Australia offer one of the longest paid maternity benefit in the world, which stands at 52 weeks.
Jan 03, 2017
Modi's cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention firstModi’s declaration that a conditional cash transfer scheme, which disqualifies a vast section of women, will bring down maternal mortality appears counter-intuitive and shortsighted.
Aug 26, 2016
Maneka Gandhi's stance on paternity leave is more injurious to women than menIn denying men their paternity leave and increasing the maternity leave, Maneka Gandhi might also be damaging women workforce's career prospects, especially in the private sector.
Mar 08, 2013
Money Matters: Five benefits that women get exclusivelySo if you are a woman and want to know what all are available out there, here's a quick list. Do make the most of this information. To know more read on.