The video talks on Malnutrition problems and its cause. It says – For the first six months, the child should feed only on mother’s milk.
Working mothers find it difficult. Maternity leaves differ between Central Govt employees and Private Company Employees.
Central Govt Employees
Private Company Employee
Entitled to Six months paid maternity leaves.
Entitled to 12 weeks paid maternity Leaves.
So, working mothers in private companies get less than six months maternity leaves. Thus, the child of working mother in private companies becomes malnutrition.
So, what may be the proposed solution for the working mothers in private companies?
Solution A : Raise Public Interest Litigationin High court/Supreme court and get amendments in existing Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Private company employees should be entitled upto six months paid/unpaid whatever.
Solution B: A doctor can issue a letter to working mom for her employer to grant six months leaves. Most companies HR policies accepts doctor’s letter for granting leaves.
Solution C: Raise the matter in HR department in your company. Few companies HR policies have amendments to give six months maternity leaves to their employee. Refer this <Link>.
These proposed solutions are based on the best understanding. Let us know your thoughts. Your feedback may solve the malnutrition problem in India.