Latest News – Reliance Industries, second most valuable company in India, has introduced a 12-week paid leave for ‘commissioning’ mothers who use surrogates to bear a child, as it adopted provisions of the new maternity law.
“With effect from April 1, 2017 there will be extension of maternity leave to 26 weeks (182 calendar days), from 180 days, for regular employees,” RIL’s HR department said in a notice to company employees.
A similar period of paid maternity leave will be provided for fixed term and trainee employees, up from current 84 days period.
As per the new law, entitlement of maternity leave for third child onwards will be 12 days (84 calendar days).
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