Malnutrition, Quit India – Few solutions proposed…

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 Litigation in 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.

Thanks to Aamir Khan for Malnutrition Campaign.

Share it on this Happy Mother’s day – 10th May.

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Get Six Months Maternity Leaves Any where In The World

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Problem statement:

World Health Organisation recommends first six months exclusive breast milk whereas International Labour Organisation standard for paid maternity leaves is minimum 12 weeks and recommended 14 weeks.

Maternity leaves policy differ among all the countries.

Infant Mortality Rate can be improved with six months breast milk.

Paid Maternity leaves policy is followed as per International Labour Organisation standard. This standard was revised in 1952 and calls for a minimum 12-week leave although a 14-week leave is recommended.

Example of India:

Maternity leaves policy existed for 12 weeks as per Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. First six months breast milk is important for the child and it was evident with the Infant mortality rate trend. The policy makers in India understood the problem. So, Central Govt. employees were granted 185 days paid maternity leaves from the year 2008. However, still private employees are availing 12 weeks paid maternity leaves.

Request to update ILO standards for maternity leaves policy to 6 months will take time.

But without breaking policy, working mom can avail maternity leaves. 12 weeks paid and remaining unpaid maternity leaves. This will make the new generation and mankind safer and sustainable.

Your inputs/effort will be great to the mankind.

Reference link: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_008009/lang–en/index.htm

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