She availed maternity leave benefit for 26 weeks from ESI-Payment will be made to her Account directly by ESI.Consequently, the question of deducting EPF Contribution does not arise
Employees who are outside the purview of ESI, Come under The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.While making Maternity Benefit to Woman Employee, Employer can continue EPF Contribution.In fact this will help Employee to continue with Retirement Fund.The question of deducting ESI Contribution does not arise
9th February 2019 From India, New Delhi
11th February 2019 From India, Kottayam
Your query has been answered by Srinath in his post dt.9.2.19 itself, there need not be any doubt on this. Maternity Benefit is nothing but 'leave salary' i.e. paid leave, salary earned during ML. So conctribution to EPF has to be recovered and remitted together with employer's contribution.
11th February 2019 From India, Bangalore
Please try to develop a Maternity Benefit Policy and submit here. We can correct it if need be. Always be a self-dependent.
The policy should cover the following key points
Eligibility criteria (80 days of service with the employer)
The Maximum period of Maternity period (26 weeks)
Requirement of request letter from the employee one moth prior before proceeding on MB leave, supported by a Medical certificate confirming the pregnancy.
Employees covered under ESIC Act will be entitled to get benefit under ESIC
4th June 2019 From India, Madras
You have summarized MB Act very precisely.
Thanks for your support. But still one question arises in my mind. Kindly explain.
The Employee who is hired under ESI, his/ her salary will be made to her account directly by ESI.
Would like to know whether the EPF part will be handled by ESI only OR During that time, no EPF will be deducted ?
29th July 2019 From India, Delhi
Pl.ref discussion in this link -
29th July 2019 From India, Bangalore