Finally Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill, 2016 has been assented by our honorable President and it becomes the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017. However effective date is yet to be declared by Central Govt.
darshana sawant (associate consultant) 03 April 2017
It has come into force w.e.f. 1/4/2017 and for work from home provision the effective date is 1/7/2017.