Women Adopting Newborn to get Maternity Leave

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  • In a first, the government is set to mandate four months of paid maternity leave to women having babies through surrogacy and those who adopt a newborn within three months of birth.
  • Expectant mothers would be entitled to six-and-a-half months of paid leave, compared to just three months now, under the proposed amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act 1961.
  • Under the proposed amendment, offices with 50 or more workers will have to compulsorily provide crèche facility on their premises.