ECR Portal under Upgradation; No Remittances during 17 Dec. to 20 Dec.: EPFO

EPFO Intimates about ECR Portal under Upgradation [i.e. Introduction of next version of Electronic Challan cum Receipt (ECR)]; ECR Portal under Upgradation; No Remittances during 17 Dec. (6pm) to 20 Dec. 2016

EPFO is in the process of launching next version of ECR (v2) and hence it has intimated the employers about non-availability of existing ECR portal for remittances during the period from 17 Dec. 2016 (6pm) to 20 Dec. 2016 due to being under upgradation/ maintenance, as under:

EPFO Circular dt. 8 Dec. 2016

1. As you are aware, EPFO is in the process of launching next version of ECR in the month of December, 2016. The revised ECR is a part of the Unified Portal which has Online Registration of Establishments (OLRE) and Universal Account Number (UAN) as its other two components. This would provide a Unified Platform for employers & employees for various online services provided by EPFO. The relevant material (i.e. user manual, FAQs) for the guidance of field offices and employers has been uploaded on EPFO website www.epfindia.gov.in.

2. To launch this revised version, it has been decided that the remittances of statutory dues under EPF & MP Act, 1952 and the Schemes framed thereunder would be allowed through existing ECR portal upto 6.00 PM on 17.12.2016. To carry out the migration and switchover to the next version of ECR under Unified Portal, it has been decided that the ECR portal will not be available after 6.00 PM on 17.12.2016 till the launch of revised portal on 20.12.2016.

3. It is requested to inform the establishments about the non-availability of ECR portal for remittances during the above mentioned period and advise them to make the remittances for the wage month of November, 2016 through existing portal within the stipulated time i.e. by 15th December, 2016.