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Well-being Comes First: How BYJU’S is Supporting New and Expectant Mothers

Team StoryWeavers|August 26, 2021, 13:02 IST| 1
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A new mother’s well-being is integral to safe motherhood. And maternity leave, a fundamental part of the maternity policy in India, is key to ensuring the overall well-being of new and expectant mothers in the workplace. At BYJU’S, we have a comprehensive policy offering maternity benefits to create a more comfortable and happy environment for our women employees.

We believe that a maternity leave policy should offer strong benefits to help mothers take the time they need, so that they can make a seamless transition back to the workplace. Going in that direction, we have taken conscious steps to nurture an evolved workplace for our women employees and we will continue to implement such initiatives to support our new moms. 

Read on to learn more about BYJU’S maternity leave policy, and its benefits for new and expectant mothers.

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How we ensure work-life balance for our new moms 

It’s no surprise that offering strong parental support to new and expectant moms can positively impact their family life and ensure a good work-life balance. Our carefully planned policy offers 26-weeks of paid leave as per the terms of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and provisions of the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017.

In addition, we also offer enhanced maternity coverage up to Rs 60,000 in non-metro cities and Rs 70,000 in metro cities as a part of our Health Insurance Policy.  

Prioritising the needs of new and expectant mothers is on the top of our list. Our maternity policy is aimed at providing psychological and economic benefits to mothers and their families. We have truly mommy-proofed our workplace to create a conducive environment for our new moms returning to work. Now, we are working upwards from there. 

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Some of the benefits of our maternity policy are listed below:  

  • Maternity leave can be availed before the child is born if the mother requests it or has complications in her pregnancy; or it can begin after birth.
  • New moms are offered 26 weeks of paid leave as per the terms of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and provisions of the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017.
  • Expectant mothers can avail maternity leave starting from eight weeks before the expected date of delivery.
  • In case of miscarriage or medical termination of pregnancy, a woman is entitled to avail leave with pay for a period of six weeks.
  • The maternity benefit is for 12 weeks in case a woman has more than two children.
  • The leave is also extended to adoption. A woman employee is eligible for adoption leave with pay for a maximum of 12 weeks when she legally adopts a child below the age of three months. 

Rejoining the workplace after a maternity break is not easy. We are committed to offering the support our new moms need as we believe that such initiatives are essential for enabling a smooth transition. In the long run, we also foresee these efforts and initiatives playing a big part in fostering the overall well-being of BYJUites and helping, especially new moms, in striking a good work-life balance.  

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Damini is passionate about photography and travelling. She is happy to have her camera in hand to click random pictures. Always searching for answers about the chaos around her, she spends most of her time reading and learning new things. She also loves listening to music but is a pathetic singer herself. From being a journalism student to working with several media houses, she hopes to keep narrating compelling stories all her life. Write to her at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Chaithra

August 27, 2021

This is a great initiative. Additionally, if Byju’s could help new moms with a day care benefit or compensation, it would be a huge help to those families who do not have a support system but must work anyway, and we all know that looking after a child is a full time job in itself. But nanny services are not always affordable. Byju’s financial aid in nanny services would make a tremendous difference here.


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