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The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched an ‘Employer e-Sewa' to provide better services to subscribers as part of the ‘computerisation project'. The EPFO launched online receipt of Electronic Challan cum Receipt (ECR) from the month of April, 2012 (wage month of March paid in April).


It has been made mandatory for all employers to register on the e-Sewa portal. Registered employers can upload the electronic return and the uploaded return data will be displayed through a digitally signed copy in PDF format.

The employer may choose to make the payment through Internet banking of SBI or take a print out of the challan and pay at the designated branch of SBI.


Any remittance to be made by the employer has to be done only after generating challan from the employer portal of EPFO with effect from April 1, 2012. The employer has to upload the ECR in the pre-specified format and the challan will be populated on the basis of uploaded return in case of the wage month of March 2012.


Employers can view/read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ s) for any queries and the file format for ECR on the said portal.



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Employees Provident Fund Scheme


Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme 1952 provides for contributory Provident Fund; Employees’ Pension scheme 1995 which replaced the erstwhile Employees’ Family Pension Scheme, 1971 from 16.11.1995 provides for monthly pension; and employees’ Deposit –Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 provides insurance cover to the worker in the unfortunate event of the death of the worker.

The primary objective of these schemes is to provide social security and to inculcate amongst the workers a spirit of savings while they are gainfully employed ant to make provision for benefit after they retire from service and for their family members after their death. To the employers, they provide a steady labour force, which is essential for the productivity and prosperity of the establishment to the Government, they provide funds of considerable magnitude for utilization on various projects and programmes designed to promote economic and social development of the country and well being of its people. [

Group Gratuity Scheme


Gratuity is a statutory liability of most of the employers which accrues to an employee for every year of service put in by him.


Under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, every employer employing more than 10 persons must pay 15 days salary (15/26 of a month's wages) for every completed year’s service to each of his employees on their exit after five years of continuous service subject to maximum limit of Rs. 10 lacs currently specified by the Income Tax Act. [more]

Group Superannuation Scheme

An  organization today has not only to man the various  positions with  competent  and trained personnel but also has to  create  an environment  wherein they can give their best and derive a  sense of well-being, a sense of fulfillment and security and take  pride in  their continued association with the organization.  Provision of pension may be an attraction for such persons to continue in the organization and give their best to the organization, as with continuous improvement in longevity a regular income even after retirement has become a necessity.  To provide the pension benefits to employees an employer has two alternatives under the provisions of Rule 89 of Income Tax Rules 1962. [