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