As per the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Fund act who all can be exempted from paying the employee’s contribution? Which employees’ should be paying to contributions for MLWF?
The employee contribution can be deducted from their salary only in the month of June and December for previous six months?
Are there any amendments or set guidelines for the same?
Hi @Megha22 .
As per the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Fund (MLWF) Act, there are certain categories of employees who can be exempted from paying the employee’s contribution to the fund. The exemptions include:
- Employees who are covered under the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948, and are eligible for ESI benefits.
- Employees who are covered under the Provident Fund (PF) scheme and are contributing to the PF fund.
- Employees who are covered under any other welfare fund established by the state government.
These exemptions are provided to avoid duplication of contributions and ensure that employees are not burdened with multiple deductions for similar purposes.
Regarding amendments or set guidelines, it is advisable to refer to the official website of the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board or consult with a legal professional to stay updated on any recent amendments or changes to the exemption criteria.
It’s important for employers to comply with the provisions of the MLWF Act and accurately determine the eligibility of employees for exemption from the fund contribution.
Thank you for the information.
I still have a question that most of the organizations these days have their employees contributing to EPF . If the employees are contributing to EPF then the employer is not bound to register for MLWF and pay employee’s and employer contribution to the same?
I would really appreciate if you can share the links to related articles if you have any.
The contribution to the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Fund (MLWF) is separate from the contributions made to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). The EPF is a central government scheme governed by the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, whereas the MLWF is a state-specific welfare fund governed by the respective state’s legislation.
While it is true that many organizations have their employees contributing to EPF, it does not exempt them from the obligation to register for MLWF and fulfill the contribution requirements, if applicable as per the Maharashtra MLWF Act. The two schemes serve different purposes and have separate legal provisions.
To obtain accurate and up-to-date information regarding the specific requirements and exemptions related to MLWF in Maharashtra, it is recommended to refer to official government sources such as the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board’s website or consult with a legal professional well-versed in labor laws in the state.
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