Maternity leave given only if adopted kid`s below 3 months: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on leave rules

The petitioner, Hamsaanandini Nanduri, challenged the Constitutional validity of Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, as per which, a person has to be an adoptive parent to a child below three months to avail the benefit of 12 weeks maternity leave.