Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

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New Delhi, May 17 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017, officials said.

The Prime Minister in his address to the nation on 31.12.2016 had announced Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program, read a government statement.

The Maternity Benefit Program will provide compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of proper nutrition.

"The total cost of the proposal for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2020 including Central and State Government share isRs.12,661crore. Government of India’s share during the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2020 comes to around Rs. 7932 crore," read the statement.

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

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