Govt To Increase Maternity Leave For Private Sector Employees From 12 To 26 weeks

The Logical Indian

December 29th, 2015

News Source: Indian Express | Image Source: thenextweb

In an appreciative move, Indian government has decided to increase the maternity leave for private sector employees to 26 weeks.

As reported by Indian Express ,Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi announced said that the Ministry of Labour had written to the Labour Ministry asking that the maternity leave be extended taking into account the six months of breastfeeding that is required post childbirth. The Labour Ministry has agreed to increase it to six-and-a-half months.

Maneka Gandhi has said she will push to extend the leave to eight month for omen employed in both private and government sectors.

The International Labour Organisation recommends a minimum standard maternity leave of 14 weeks or more.

The Logical Indian appreciate this move of Women and Child Development ministry at the same time we hope that it doesn’t affect the employability of women.

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