Daily Archive: March 10, 2017

Maternity Bill Finally Passed, But What About Paternity Leave?

Do Indian men need a paternity leave?

After the Rajya Sabha passed the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that men would consider paternity leave as a ‘holiday’. She further said that she would consider a paternity leave provision in the Bill, only if she found that Indian men were availing of ‘sick leave’ for a month to take care of their children.