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SBI's New Guidelines Against Pregnant Women, DCW Issues Notice Against It

BP World Bureau | Jan 29 2022 03:15:20 PM
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NEW DELHI: State Bank of India (SBI) released new guidelines where pregnant women are deemed as "unfit" for work and that they will be permitted to rejoin only four months after delivering the baby.
State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, started facing criticisms over its new rules, notably from 'All India State Bank of India Employees’ Association.' The guidelines came into effect as of December 2021.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to SBI seeking withdrawal of its new rules calling the new rules discriminatory and illegal.
SBI had permitted women candidates with up to six months of pregnancy to join the bank subject to various conditions like a certificate from a specialist gynaecologist regarding her health status.