• Question

      A set of three statements regarding Maternity Benefits in India are given below. Read each statement and answer whether each statement is true or false?

      Statement 1 : The bill grants women working in the organised sector paid maternity leave of 26 weeks.

      Statement 2 : The law will apply to all establishments employing 50 or more people

      Statement 3: The entitlement will be for three children.

      A True, False, True Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      B False, False, True Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      C False, True, False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      D True, False, False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      E All are False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

      Solution

      The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, grants women working in the organised sector paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks now. The law will apply to all establishments employing 10 or more people and the entitlement will be for the first two children. For the third child, the entitlement will be 12 weeks. With this, India becomes the country with the third highest maternity leave. Canada and Norway grant 50 weeks and 44 weeks respectively as paid maternity leave.

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