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Which of the following statements is/are correct rewarding the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017?
1. Pregnant women are entitled for three months per-delivery and three months per-delivery paid leave.
2. Enterprises with crèches must allow the mother minimum six crèche visits daily.
3. Women whit two children get reduced entitlements.

Selected the Corrected answer using the code given below.
(a) 1and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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1. Statement 1 is incorrect: The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 provides for a maximum of 26 weeks (approximately six and a half months) of maternity leave for pregnant women.

2. Statement 2 is incorrect: The Act does not specify a minimum number of crèche visits. However, it mandates that establishments with 50 or more employees should provide crèche facilities and allow the mother to visit the crèche at least four times a day.

3. Statement 3 is correct: Women with two or more surviving children are entitled to 12 weeks (approximately three months) of maternity leave under the Act.


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