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The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961

The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961

 

CONTENTS

     

Sections

Particulars

     
   Preamble
     

1

Short title, extent and commencement

2

Application of Act

3

Definitions

4

Employment of or work by, women prohibited during certain periods

5

Right to payment of maternity benefits

5A

Continuance of payment of maternity benefit in certain cases

5B

Payment of maternity benefit in certain cases

6

Notice of claim for maternity benefit and payment thereof

7

Payment of maternity benefit in case of death of a woman

8

Payment of medical bonus

9

Leave for miscarriage, etc

9A

Leave with wages for tubectomy operation

10

Leave for illness arising out of pregnancy, delivery, premature birth of child, or miscarriage

11

Nursing breaks

12

Dismissal during absence of pregnancy

13

No deduction of wages in certain cases

14

Appointment of Inspectors

15

Powers and duties of Inspectors

16

Inspectors to be public servants

17

Power of Inspector to direct payments to be made

18

Forfeiture of maternity benefit

19

Abstract of Act and rules there under to be exhibited

20

Registers, etc.

21

Penalty for contravention of Act by employer

22

Penalty for obstructing Inspector

23

Cognizance of offences

24

Protection of action taken in good faith

25

Power to central Government to give directions

26

Power to exempt establishments

27

Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act

28

Power to make rules

29

Amendment of Act 69 of 1951

30

Repeal

 

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