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An Employee who avails maternity leave benefit for 26 weeks. She is a member of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employee State Insurance(ESI). She availed maternity leave benefit for 26 weeks from ESI. My questions are-
1. whether EPF deduction to be done from her maternity leave benefit?
2. if she is not a member of ESI and if the employer is paying 26 weeks pay for maternity benefit, whether employer is liable to deduct EPF and ESI contribution from employees?
3. in such case, whether employer contribution to be remitted for ESI and EPF by employer
8th February 2019 From India, Kottayam
Dear Vincent,
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
Is it mandatory that EPF to be remitted (employer and employee contribution) if the employee on maternity leave benefit for 26 weeks and employee is not in the preview of ESI?
11th February 2019 From India, Kottayam
Hi Vincent,
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
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