Here’s why the Indian government is amending Maternity Benefits Act

The government is now working on amending the Maternity Benefits Act 2017 to alleviate employers’ financial cost of 26 weeks paid maternity leave.

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After the NDA’s Maternity Benefits Act 2017 backfired and lead to discrimination against women in the workplace, the government is now working on amendments to the legislation. The Centre is finding ways to not only cover more women under the scheme but also alleviate employers’ financial cost of 26 weeks paid maternity leave.