Suggestions on the draft Creche Rules released by the Labour Department, Government of Karnataka, under Section 28 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

Reports by Vidhi Karnataka · October 23, 2018
Author(s): Deepika Kinhal

Vidhi – Karnataka submitted suggestions and objections to the draft Creche Rules released by the Labour Department, Government of Karnataka, under Section 28 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The draft Rules were released in furtherance of Section 11A of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, which makes mandatory provision for creche facilities in all establishments having 50 or more employees.

Vidhi has made suggestions to address the following concerns, which were dealt with unsatisfactorily under the draft rules: 1. ensure accessibility of crèche facilities by every woman employee; 2. provide for inclusiveness of children with special needs; and 3. ensure quality of amenities in crèche as per the standards laid down in the National Early Childhood Care and Education Policy.

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About Deepika Kinhal:

Deepika Kinhal is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Karnataka. Her areas of interest are judicial reforms, women and child rights, and legal-technology. Since graduating from NLSIU in 2012, she has worked at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (real estate and capital markets) and Dua Associates (litigation team). At Vidhi, she has undertaken independent and engaged projects studying court and case management systems across different levels of judicial hierarchy. Significantly, she has lead a team engaged by the J&K High Court to improve its court management systems. She considers tackling government litigation as one of the key ways of addressing judicial overload and is working with the Government of Karnataka in formulating litigation management policies for different departments. She is a co-founder of an online dispute resolution platform and has keen interest in legal-technology solutions for problems plaguing the judiciary and legal industry. She writes regularly in leading newspapers on topics related to the judiciary and women and child rights, and collaborates with other CSOs to conduct legal awareness campaigns. While not worrying about the state of the judiciary in the country, she sings and paints. She is a trained Carnatic singer with a brief stint at All India Radio and in Kannada movies.