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Govt to increase maternity leave in private sector to 26 weeks

The union government is set to increase the maternity leave for women employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

 

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Monday said the Ministry of Labour has agreed to increase maternity leave to six-and-a-half months. “We had written to the Labour Ministry asking that the maternity leave be extended taking into account the six months of breastfeeding that is required post childbirth. The Labour Ministry has agreed to increase it to six-and-a-half months,” said Maneka.

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