Employer contribution needs to pay esic during maternity leave.
No, when you dont pay salary to an employee then on what basis you will deduct employer ESI. ESIC will take care if an employee on Maternity Leave.
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When an employee is under Maternity Leave ESIC for 26 weeks, ESI-Payment will be made to her Account directly by ESI.Consequently, during this period EPF or ESI contribution is not required.