The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 Notes
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j "miscarriage" means expulsion of the contents of a pregnant uterus at any period prior to or during the twenty-sixth week of pregnancy but does not include any miscarriage, the causing of which is punishable under the Indian Penal Code 45 of 1860 k "plantation" means a plantation as defined in clause f of section 2 of the Plantations Labour Act, 1951 69 of 1951 389 l "prescribed" Act
by rules made under this
m "State Government", in relation to means the Administrator thereof n "wages"
a Union territory,
remuneration paid or payable in cash
to a woman, if the terms of the contract of employment, express or implied, were fulfilled and includes- 1 such cash allowances including dearness allowance and house rent allowance as a woman is for the time being entitled to 2 incentive bonus and 3 the money value of the concessional supply of foodgrains and other articles, but does not include- i any bonus other than incentive bonus ii over-time earnings and any deduction or payment made on account of fines iii any contribution paid or payable by the employer to any pension fund or provident fund or for the benefit of the woman under any law for the time being in force and iv any of service
gratuity payable on the termination
o "woman" means a woman employed, whether directly through any agency, for wages in any establishment.