A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON MATERNITY BENEFITS IN INDIA WITH OTHER COUNTRIES.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 4928-4938
AbstractThis paper mainly focuses on the maternity benefits available in India and other countries.These days one-third of women are working during their pregnancy time and they are facing some issues to make them overcome from health-related issues. Governments of different countries have implemented maternity benefits schemes all over the world. This is applicable for both public and private sectors with some exceptions. I.e. a woman is eligible only when she is working as an employee is an establishment for a period of minimum 80 days within the past 12 months and the payment during her maternity leave is based on her daily wage and actual absence. But the government provisions of benefits act will be the same for both public and private sectors for women employees on maternity benefits. The maternity benefits schemes are actually helping to protect both the mother and her child’s life in a healthy way and helps for her maintenance such as leaves; wages, bonuses. She can work from home and can also be extended if needed. It is a mutual agreement between the employer and the employee. This will help her to take care of her baby during pregnancy and after pregnancy. Hence this study is an attempt to know in detail how the maternity benefit schemes provide facilities for a woman and how it differs from other countries.
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