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Draft Maternity Benefit (Mines & Circus) Amendment Rules, 2017

Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified the draft of the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Amendment Rules, 2017 vide its notification G.S.R. 483(E) dated 18th May, 2017, inviting objections and suggestions, if any, on the draft rules. The contents of the said notification is as under:

The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules, 1963, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 28 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (53 of 1961), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of the said section for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published, are made available to the public;

Objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to Shri H.L.Meena, Director, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001;

The objections or suggestions, which may be received from any person in respect of the said draft rules within the aforesaid period, will be considered by the Central Government.

1. (1) These rules may be called the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Amendment Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their final notification in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules,1963, after rule 6, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:—
“6A. Crèche facility to be near establishment.—Every establishment having fifty or more employees shall have the facility of crèche within a distance of five hundred meters from the main entrance of the establishment, either separately or along with common facilities.”.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide notification number G.S.R. 1642, dated 5th October, 1963 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 70(E) dated the 31st January, 1996.

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