Ladies and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi may have hit a crude nerve after she compared paternity leave for men in India to another 'occasion'.
As per a media report, Maneka said, "Men in India don't use their current leaves keeping in mind the end goal to deal with their kid. In the event that men gave me one particle of trust by taking wiped out leave in youngster care, then yes, we can consider mooting a proposition for paternity take off."
After the section of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Rajya Sabha, ladies rights activists and parliamentarians have required the legislature to consider paternity leave with the goal that men do their bit in raising newborn children.
Maneka's announcement about paternity leave has left the Twitterati raging, with numerous blaming her for trivializing a father's part in kid raising.
"Paternity leave can be viewed as just if, once the lady does a reversal to work after her 26 weeks of leave, we find that men are benefiting their wiped out leave for a month to deal with the tyke," she said.
The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, ensures the livelihood of ladies amid the season of her maternity and entitles her full paid nonappearance from work, to take nurture her youngster. The corrected bill tries to build maternity advantage from 12 to 26 weeks for ladies in the composed division.