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EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
No.R-I/Introduction of ECR 2.0/2016
All Additional Central PF Commissioner (Political States) & NATRSS,
All Regional PF Commissioners, In-charge of Region & ZTI,
All Officers in Charge, Sub-Regional Offices.
Subject: Introduction of next version of Electronic Challan cum Receipt (ECR)regarding.
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 up to 06.00 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 06.00 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. All the measures to publicize this information should be taken to ensure that all employers are able to file ECR and make remittances in due time without any inconvenience due to stoppage of ECR portal for the mentioned period. It is also requested to inform all the employers that the next version of ECR would be available from 20.12.2016.
1. PS to CPFC for CPFC’s kind information.
2. All Addl. CPFC, Head Office for kind information.