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Parliament approves Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Parliament approves Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Parliament today gave its approval to the amendments brought in the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with the Rajya Sabha passing the amended bill with a voice vote. The amended bill which was moved by Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, seeks to increase maternity benefit from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children and 12 weeks for more than two children. On March 9, the Lok Sabha had passed the amended bill. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the Bill was already passed by both the Houses and there was only minor amendments for which it was to be taken up once again. The Bill was then passed with a voice vote. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her 'maternity benefit' - that is full paid absence from work - to take care of her child. The act is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons. The amendments to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 will help 1.8 million (approx) women workforce in organised sector. UNI RBE AE 1922

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Banks attached 1,77,614 properties to recover Rs 15,196 cr since FY14-15: Shukla

06 Apr 2018 | 7:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said on Friday that as per data reported by Public Sector Banks (PSBs), 1,77,614 properties have been attached and auctioned by them and an amount of Rs 15,196 crore has been recovered during the financial years 2014-15 to 2017-18 (till 31.

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Only 4 pc productivity in Lok Sabha, 8 pc in Rajya Sabha

Only 4 pc productivity in Lok Sabha, 8 pc in Rajya Sabha

06 Apr 2018 | 7:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) Amidst blame game by the BJP and the Congress over the second leg of the Budget session being a wash-out, the government on Friday said that the productivity of the Lok Sabha was merely 4 per cent and that of the Rajya Sabha was 8 per cent during 22 sittings from March 5 to April 6.

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Student volunteers to help in community engagement

06 Apr 2018 | 3:52 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) Student volunteers will play an instrumental role in awareness generation regarding
important government schemes/programmes as well as social issues under a newly-approved scheme.

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Budget session of Lok Sabha ends

Budget session of Lok Sabha ends

06 Apr 2018 | 2:56 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) The second leg of the Budget session of the Lok Sabha concluded on Friday without conducting any major business with the House being adjourned sine die.

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RS adjourned sine die, Naidu voices concern on disruptions, rues missed opportunities for debate

RS adjourned sine die, Naidu voices concern on disruptions, rues missed opportunities for debate

06 Apr 2018 | 2:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned sine die with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu voicing his concern over disruptions and ruing the missed opportunities for debate during the second half of the Budget session.

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