Maternity Benefits Act of 1961

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Maternity Benefits Act of 1961:

This Act was established to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child-birth and to provide for maternity benefit and certain other benefits. Every woman shall be entitled to, and her employer shall be liable for, the payment of maternity benefit, which is the amount payable to her at the rate of the average daily wage for the period of her actual absence. The Act applies to all Indian states and to industries employing 10 or more people for at least 12 months. The Act makes it obligatory for employees to provide a 6-week paid leave to new mothers. Furthermore, no pregnant women shall be allowed to work for one month prior to the 6-week before her delivery date.

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7. List and Functions of Organizations that monitor Labor Welfares
8. Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1923
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