Electronic Challan Cum Return (ECR) (version 2.0)

To reduce the complexity of existing portal and simplify overwhelmed 25 field Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) file EPFO is planning to revise existing ECR file format and ECR filing portal. New ECR file format will be of just 11 fields and called Electronic Challan Cum Return (ECR) (version 2.0). ECR portal will replace existing fragmented and multiple portals for filing and payment process with unified one place ECR filing and payment process. The new portal will combine existing ECR filling portal, existing claim status portal and challan payment portal.

Electronic Challan Cum Return (ECR) (version 2.0)

Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) Version 2 will be completely UAN base format so only UAN allowed employees contribution can be uploaded through new ECR filing. For a new employee, the company has to generate UAN number before filing ECR online. In ECR version 2 member id, EE share due,EPS contribution due,ER share due,all of the arrear field and employee informative fields will be omitted while UAN number, Gross Wages will be added. In ECR version 2 all arrear related fields are part of new arrear file and employee’s informative fields are captured at the time of UAN generation.

New Unified Portal

As of now ECR filing is fragmented and required to submit through the different portal for ECR filing. To overcome this issue EPFO has combined at least three portal  and  into one unified portal and process for ECR filing.

User Manual ECR 2.0 with SCREENSHOTS


PROCESS FLOW with SCREENSHOTS