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Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been recently passed by the Parliament. The Bill seeks to amend the old Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 that entitles women to receive maternity benefits from the place of employment. This benefit includes full time paid absence from work for taking care of her child. The current Act applies […]

Political Participation of Women in India

In India, political participation of women is not impressive when compared with men. This is the case in most of the countries across the world. However, women’s political participation now is quite encouraging compared to the older times. Today it remains stronger than ever. But, in India, women who have decision making powers invariably hail […]

Self Help Groups and Women

A self-help group is a small informal association of people created at the grass root level to get economic benefits on the basis of mutual help, solidarity and joint responsibility. The SHGs are formed voluntarily by the urban and rural poor for working together for social and economic upliftment. The members of SHGs save and […]