Articles by Mandira Kala

Mandira is Head of Research at PRS Legislative Research, a non-partisan research institute in New Delhi, India that provides research support on legislative and policy issues to Members of Parliament across all political parties. Mandira has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Financing Maternity Leave in India

Posted in articles by on February 17, 2017

About six months ago, the government introduced a Bill in the Indian Parliament that seeks to make changes to the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961. The law requires employers to provide women employees with maternity leave of up to 12 weeks, with full wages.  The proposed Bill raises this period of … Read more »