Ministry of Labour & Employment, in its letter dated 17th November 2017, to the Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary/Secretary(Labour) of all the State Governments, has requested immediate actions on framing and notifying of Rules for the crèche facilities under the amended Maternity Benefit Act. The said letter states as under:-
1. The Maternity Benefit Act was amended to provide crèche 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 crèche. 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. It is, therefore, requested that State Governments may take immediate action to frame and notify Rules for the crèche facilities of the provision of crèche of amended Act is already in effect from 1st July, 2017.