Review of Laws and Legislative Measures Affecting Women
by National Commission for Women (NCW)

No. 28: The Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948

All amendments agreed. However, NCW suggested the following additional section for insertion, to make the Act broadened to cover all those establishment which are at present covered by the Maternity Benefit Act.,1961.

Suggested Amendments by NCW

Section 101: Insertion of New Section - 'Notwithstanding anything contained to the contrary, in the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948 or the rules made there under, the following provisions shall come into effect:

  1. i) The benefits under this Act shall be available to employees in all such establishments, which are covered by the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961.

  2. The maternity benefits under the Act shall include - a) Nursing breaks; and b) Exemption from heavy work'.


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