Provide creche facilities in the Establishments employing 50 or more employees: Maternity Benefit Act

Provide creche facilities in the Establishments employing 50 or more employees: Maternity Benefit Act
Most Immediate
F. No. 8-36012/03/2015-SS-I
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Social Security Division

Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi, the Dated l7'h November, 2017

Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary/Secretary(Labour)
(All the State Governments)
Sub: Regarding creche rules to be framed under the Amended Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
Sir,

The Maternity Benefit Act was amended to provide creche facilities in the Establishments employing 50 or more employees. For effective implementation of this provision, it is necessary that Rules are framed prescribing amenities and facilities required to be provided in said creche. The Act provides that appropriate Government shall frame such Rules. The State Governments are appropriate Government under the Act for Establishments other than Mines and Circus.

2. lt is, therefore, requested that State Governments may take immediate action to frame and notify Rules for the creche facilities as the provision of creche of amended Act is already in effect from 1st July 2017.
Yours faithfully,
(H.L. Meena)
Director, Govt. of India
Tel: 2371 9054
E-mail : hI.meena58@nic.in

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