PF ECR April 2012 onwards : EPFO is introducing Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR)

EPFO is introducing Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) from April, 2012 for remittance of contributions by all employers with a view to provide:-
 Greater transparency.
 Better quality of service to Employees.
 Greater convenience and ease to Employers.
Advantages to all stakeholders:
 Automatic updation of accounts on receipt of contribution by EPFO.
 Employers can download Annual Accounts slips for their employees for the year 2010-2011 onwards from our website.
 No need to file returns in Form 5, 10, 12A, 3A, 6A by employer of un-exempted establishment and 3PS, 4PS, 5PS, 6PS, 7PS, 8PS by the employees of PF Exempted Establishment.
 No need for annual updation of accounts.
 Members can get the detailed account statements with all credit and debit on request through our website w.e.f. 1st May 2012 (after launching of Member e-Sewa)
Action by Employers:
 Employers/Authorized Signatory are required to register their establishment on EPFO website for their user ID and Password with effect from 20th March, 2012 for filing the Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) for wage month of March 2012 (payable in April 2012) onward.
For further details and steps to be followed for depositing contributions through ECR, please visit EPFO website (Link –“ Employer e-Sewa”)

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