Maternity Leave

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'TMKOC': Disha Vakani might not return; who will replace her?

23 Jun 2019

'TMKOC': Disha Vakani might not return; who will replace her?

With her famous role as Dayaben on popular SAB TV series Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Disha Vakani became a household name.

Win for gender equality: Zomato announces 26-weeks paid parental leave

03 Jun 2019

Win for gender equality: Zomato announces 26-weeks paid parental leave

Setting a precedent for gender equality, the restaurant search and food delivery service Zomato introduced paid parental leave for men and women for a period of 26 weeks (roughly six months).

World Breastfeeding Week: 5 reasons why babies should be breastfed

04 Aug 2018

World Breastfeeding Week: 5 reasons why babies should be breastfed

Nutritionally, and otherwise, breast milk is the best for babies, and the benefits of breastfeeding are myriad.

Maharashtra-govt employees to get 7th pay panel salaries from Diwali

22 Jul 2018

Maharashtra-govt employees to get 7th pay panel salaries from Diwali

The Maharashtra government will implement recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for its employees from Diwali (falls in November this year), State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said.

Maharashtra government's women, widower employees to get six-month childcare leave

04 Jul 2018

Maharashtra government's women, widower employees to get six-month childcare leave

To enable better parenting, Maharashtra government has decided to give six months' paid leave to its women and widower employees for childcare.

India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF

14 Jun 2018

India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF

India and Nigeria, which have high infant populations, are among the 92 countries that don't have national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to UNICEF's new analysis.

Tax ceiling for gratuity increased to Rs. 20 lakh

22 Mar 2018

Tax ceiling for gratuity increased to Rs. 20 lakh

The Rajya Sabha today passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill without discussion.

2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government

13 Dec 2017

2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government

Women employees of the Tripura government will now be able to avail 24 months of maternity leave for their first two children, the Left Front ruling party recently announced.

Maternity Benefits- Centre cuts spending, only firstborns to receive coverage

18 May 2017

Maternity Benefits- Centre cuts spending, only firstborns to receive coverage

In changes introduced to the Maternity Benefits Programme (MBP), the Modi government limited the applicability of the Programme from "first two live births" to "firstborns", almost halving the number of beneficiaries.