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Issues in Implementing Maternity Benefit Act

In News & Notes, Uncategorized on 6 July 2013 at 8:00 pm

A DAY LONG CONSULTATION ON THE MATERNITY BENEFIT ACT MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
DATE: 2nd July, 2013

Consultation on Maternity Benefits Act

Consultation on Maternity Benefits Act

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India, organised a day long consultation on the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013. The National Mission for Empowerment of Women, on behalf of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, coordinated this consultation in the Committee Room ‘A’, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi.

The Inaugural Address was delivered by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Hon’ble Minister, Women & Child Development. It was attended by many senior officials of the Ministry, Planning Commission, State Governments, UN Women, ILO, representatives of many prominent civil society organizations, experts and academics. Read the rest of this entry »

Cloth or synthetic diapers?

In Why on 26 May 2012 at 1:24 am

Cloth Diapers Vs Synthetic Diapers: My husband feels it is quite strenuous to deal with washing and drying the cloth diapers. I feel, at least during the day time, it would be nice to use to a cloth diaper to develop a bonding and increase the baby’s communication with the parents.

-mom-to-be in Maryland

I have never met a baby who liked to sit in his own waste. Not for a moment. I have often stood by helplessly as I saw babies protest having a diaper put on them.  My husband and I used diapers for months before recognizing, in retrospect, all the signals our baby was giving us to keep the diaper off and allow her to relieve herself in peace and with dignity. Read the rest of this entry »

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