Ministry issues Draft Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Amendment Rules, 2017 prescribing establishments to have crèche facilities within 500 meters from the main entrance
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued the Draft Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Amendment Rules, 2017 (“Draft Rule”) on 18th May, 2017 with a view to amend the Maternity Benefit (Mines and Circus) Rules, 1963 (“Principal Rules”).
The comments are invited till 18th June, 2017 and must be sent to Shri H.L. Meena, Director, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001.
These Rules will come into force on the date of their final notification in the Official Gazette.
The Draft Rule proposes to insert a new Rule 6A after Rule 6 which states as follows:
“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.”