Maternity Benefit Act: Plea in Supreme Court challenges restrictive conditions on maternity leave of adoptive mothers

The petition has challenged Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 which lays down that adoptive mothers will be eligible for maternity leave only if they adopt children who are less than 3 months old.
Maternity Benefit Act: Plea in Supreme Court challenges restrictive conditions on maternity leave of adoptive mothers
Supreme Court, Mother and Child

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 which lays down that adoptive mothers will be eligible for maternity leave only if they adopt children who are less than 3 months old (Hamsaanandini Nanduri v. Union of India).

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