The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016: A Critical Analysis

  • Suman Singh Department of Geography, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
Keywords: Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, maternity leave, childcare, work from home, India

Abstract

On 11 August 2016, amending the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, the new bill, The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced and passed in the Rajya Sabha (or Council of States), the upper house of the Parliament of India. Central aim of this article is to critically review the amendments to the bill regarding geographies of maternity leave and its associated facilities.

Author Biography

Suman Singh, Department of Geography, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India

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Published
2016-11-16
How to Cite
Singh, S. (2016). The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016: A Critical Analysis. Space and Culture, India, 4(2), 22-28. https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v4i2.210