Maternity Benefit Legislation
This chapter will enable students to:
- Understand the importance of maternity benefit legislation
- Describe the growth of maternity benefit legislation in India
- Explain the eligibility conditions, rate and duration of maternity benefit payable under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
- Understand the working of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, and its limitations
Objectives of Maternity Benefit Legislation
Maternity disables a woman worker from undertaking any work during the few weeks immediately preceding and following childbirth. In order to protect the health of the mother and the child, it is necessary that she be freed from being engaged in work during this period. With the emergence ...