EPFO Launched e-sewa for employers providing online services i.e.online receipt of Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) from the Month of April 2012 (March paid in April). Employers are advised by EPFO to Register their establishments and create their user id and password through this portal. The registeredemployers can upload the Electronic Return and the uploaded return data will be displayed through a digitally signed copy in PDF format. It will be available for printing also. Once approved by the employer online Challan will be popped based on uploaded return. The employer may choose to make the payment through internet banking of SBI or take a print out of the Challan and pay at any designated branch of State Bank of India (SBI).
Benefits of E-seva for employers:
No paper return to be prepared and submitted to EPFO. No need to submit other returns viz Form 5/10/12A,3A and 6A. Employers will get the confirmation of payment through SMS instantly. The contribution will be credited to the members’ account on monthly basis. Employers can view the annual accounts slip for accounting year 2011-12 online. For earlier years employers can request for the annual slips through this portal.
Employer Registration started from 20.03.2012