Government to refund for 7 weeks of maternity leave: WCD Ministry

Women Child and Development Ministry extended Maternity leave for working women’s, Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore aims is to bring awareness about current affairs for the Civil Services Exam like IAS exam, KAS exam.

The Government refunds the employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees. Women earning more than 15,000 rupees a month the government will give employers the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave. The Women and Child Development Ministry announced for the welfare of working women.

The Maternity leave announcement, which covers the government as well as the private sector, comes in the wake of complaints that many companies were reluctant to hire pregnant women after maternity leave was extended from 12 to 26 weeks and some were even firing women employees.
The Secretary of WCD Rakesh Srivastava announced that it has been decided to utilize the funds lying in the labour welfare cess to pay the employers. Maternity leave was extended from 12 weeks to 26 weeks last year.
Rakesh Srivastava after talks with the Labour Ministry it has been decided from seven to 26 weeks of maternity leave for all women employees in the private and government sector getting more than 15,000 rupees a month would be paid from that fund.

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