Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Act update: Clarification from ministry


The ministry of labour and employment has issued an important clarification on the recent notified maternity benefits (amendment ) Act 2017.  As per the clarification, it is now mandatory for the employers to  extend the enhanced maternity benefits to all those women employees who were already on the maternity leave at the time of enactment of the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Act 2017 i.e. 1st April 2017.


A copy of the press note issued by Labour ministry in this regard  is attached.  For any feedback/concerns, write to NASSCOM policy team at


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