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Jan 14, 2019
Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equalityThe new rules, applicable throughout the country, came into effect through a notification on 11 December, 2018.
Dec 15, 2018
Bipin Rawat lists maternity leave, responsibilities towards children as reasons why army isn't ready for women in combat rolesRawat said, "Do I put a restriction on her to say that in that command tenure, you will not be given maternity leave? If I say that, there will be a ruckus created."
Sep 04, 2018
Financial challenges, social barriers make breastfeeding tough for women engaged in India’s informal economyWhen bringing a child to work is not an option, mothers have to make alternative arrangements to balance work and care.
Aug 04, 2018
India’s female workforce participation stands at 24%; motherhood, gender inequality in household work to blameWith motherhood, the chances of women remaining in paid employment do go down.
Aug 02, 2018
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern resumes duties after six weeks of maternity leaveNew Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, resumed her duties after maternity leave.
Mar 22, 2018
Parliament clears key laws promising Rs 20-lakh tax free gratuity, more than 12 days maternity leaveThe amendment to the payment of gratuity law comes in the backdrop of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 enhancing the maximum maternity leave period to 26 weeks.
Feb 08, 2018
Women employees of govt having child through surrogacy to get maternity leaveWomen employees of the central government who have a child through surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave, according to an official order of the personnel ministry.
Jan 14, 2018
Bill proposing Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity likely to be passed in Budget SessionPayment of Gratuity Amendment Bill 2017 is likely to be passed in the forthcoming Budget session, which will make formal sector workers eligible for tax-free Rs 20 lakh gratuity
Jan 08, 2018
Madras High Court judge's absurd extempore on breastfeeding ignores what is best for the motherThe American obsession with ‘breast is best’ has firmly come to our shores. However, the emphasis on breastfeeding ignores what may be best for the mother.
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".