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India Update – National Minimum Guidelines declared for setting up and running crèches

Since the amendment of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 in 2017, employers in India have been conferred an obligation to provide creche facilities to their employees in certain circumstances. Since 2017, there has been a lack of clarity or guidelines on setting up of creche facilities. Therefore the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has issued National Minimum Guidelines for setting up and running creches under Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (“Crèche Guidelines”).

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