National Minimum Guidelines for Crèche Facilities

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has, through its office memorandum dated November 2, 2018, issued the National Minimum Guidelines to Establish and Manage Crèche Facilities (‘Guidelines’) as required under the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (‘MBAA’). The MBAA mandates employers employing 50 or more employees in an establishment to provide crèche facilities, where a woman is allowed to visit four times a day (including the interval for rest allowed to her). The Guidelines provide the age group of children for whom the crèche facility should be provided, minimum standards to set up and run crèches against key parameters such as location, timings, infrastructure, equipment, safety, health, nutrition, trained human resource and parents’ engagement.

Published In:Inter Alia - Quarterly Edition - December 2018 [ English Chinese japanese ]
Date: December 31, 2018