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MATERNITY BENEFIT ACT, 1961

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1. Short title, extend and commencement
2. Application of Act
3. Definitions
4. Employment of, or work by, women prohibited during certain period
5. Right to payment of maternity benefit
5-A. Continuance of payment of maternity benefit in certain cases
5-B. Payment of maternity benefit in certain cases
6. Notice of claim for maternity benefit and payment thereof
7. Payment of maternity benefit in case of death of a woman
8. Payment of medical bonus
9. Leave for miscarriage etc
9-A. Leave with wages for tubectomy operation
10. Leave for illness arising out of pregnancy, delivery, premature birth, miscarriage, medical termination or tubectomy
11. Nursing breaks
11A. Creche Facility
12. Dismissal during absence or pregnancy
13. No deduction of wages in certain cases
14. Appointment of Inspectors
15. Powers and duties of Inspectors
16. Inspectors to be public servants
17. Power of Inspector to direct payments to be made
18. Forfeiture of maternity benefit
19. Abstract of Act and rules thereunder to be exhibited
20. Registers, etc
21. Penalty for contravention of Act by employer
22. Penalty for obstructing Inspector
23. Cognizance of offences
24. Protection of action taken in good faith
25. Power of Central Government to give directions
26. Power to exempt establishments
27. Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
28. Power to make rules
29. Amendment of Act 69 of 1951
30. Repeal