Application: This Act is a central legislation, which provides maternity benefits and is applicable to factories covered under the Factories Act, 1948. It also applies to Shops and Establishments in which ten or more workers are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months.

IMPORTANT PROVISIONS: The provisions of this Act do not apply to any factory or establishment to which the provisions of Employee state Insurance Act, 1948 apply. The Rules have been framed under this Act, according to which Inspector of Factories is ex-officio Chief Inspector under this Act in respect of factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948.

  1. Providing consultancy and guidance regarding rules pertaining to Maternity Benefits Act
  2. Providing guidance in maintaining Registers required under the Act
  3. Preparation & Submission of Annual return as prescribed under the act
  4. Assistance in ensuring compliance of various provisions of the act related to disclosures, notices, displays, etc;