Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has introduced Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) facility to provide greater transparency and better quality of services.
The ECR facility is available from April, 2012. All Employers who are covered under the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 are required to register their establishments on EPFO website for filing the Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) for wage month of March 2012 (payable in April 2012) onward. The registration process has already started from 20 March, 2012.
The ECR facility is intended to provide following benefits: