Parliament on 9 March 2017 passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha during the Parliament Session. The Bill had already been passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016 during the winter session. With this the Bill stands passed in the Parliament. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 will come into the force only after the President’s assent to the bill.

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