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Section 5B – The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961,

The Maternity Benefits Act, 1961


5B. Payment of maternity benefit in certain cases


15B. Payment of maternity benefit in certain cases. Every woman-


(a) Who is employed in a factory or other establishment to which the provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), apply;


(b) Whose wages (excluding remuneration for overtime work) for a month exceed the amount specified in sub-clause (b) of clause (9) of section 2 of that Act; and


(c) Who fulfils the conditions specified in sub-section (2) of section 5,

Shall be entitled to the payment-6f maternity benefit under this Act.]




1. Ins. by Act 53 of 1976, sec.3 (w.e.f. 1-5-1976).



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