Maternity Benefits Under The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961

Posted by - Sanjay Kumar

The Maternity Benefit Act, aims to regulate of employment of women employees in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child birth and provides for maternity and certain other benefits.

 

The Act extends to the whole of India and is applicable to:

  1. Every factory, mine or plantation (including those belonging to Government) and
  2. An establishment engaged in the exhibition of equestrian, acrobatic and other performances, irrespective of the number of employees, and
  3. To every shop or establishment wherein 10 or more persons are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding 12 months.

The State Government may extend the Act to any other establishment or class or establishments; industrial, commercial, agricultural or otherwise.

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