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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Maternity leave and bonus payments to employees

Maternity leave and bonus payments to employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2641
ANSWERED ON-12.08.2015

Maternity leave and bonus payments to employees


2654 . Dr. K.P. Ramalingam

(a) whether it is a fact that labour laws are proposed to be recast to add more leave to maternity from three months to six months;

(b) whether it is also a fact that Government is considering virtually doubling bonus payments to employees and making gratuity portable between jobs; and

(c) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE(IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a):As per Section 5(3) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, working women is entitled for twelve weeks of maternity leave out of which six weeks before the expected date of delivery. A proposal is under consideration of the Government to increase the existing maternity leave from twelve weeks to twenty four weeks under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

(b) & (c): At present, no proposal under consideration of the Government to double the bonus and to make gratuity portable between jobs.

Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

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