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Sansad Samvad – The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Rajya Sabha approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016.which Bill seeks to increase maternity leave to 26 weeks from the present 12 weeks. The present bill is an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Maternity Benefit Act protects the employment of women and entitles her to full-paid absence from work to nurture her child.

Speakers

Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State for Labor and Employment

Rajni Patil, Congress, Maharashtra

Narayan Lal Pandheria, BJP, Rajasthan

Vizilaya Satyananta, AIADMK, Tamilnadu

Dola Sen, AITC, West Bengal

Ashok Siddharth, Uttar Pradesh

Kakshans Parveen, Bihar, Jedi (U)

Tapan Kumar Sen, CPI (M), West Bengal

D Raja, CPI, Tamilnadu

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development

Vansuk Syme, Congress, Meghalaya

Narendra Budhania, Congress, Rajasthan

Vandana Chauhan, NCP, Maharashtra

Anu Aga, Nominated

Jaya Bachchan, SP Uttar Pradesh

Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP, Uttar Pradesh

Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State for Labor and Employment

Anchor – Preeti Singh

Producer – Sunita Tripathi

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