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When I have to upload arrear ECR – For Employer

The EPFO has introduced a separate ECR format for PF arrears remittance. The arrear ECR contains eight fields / data elements, such as arrear wages, employee share and employer share. To go through the arrear ecr first we have to understand between what is ECR and Arrear. What is ECR? ECR stands for Electronic Challan cum […]


HOW TO CREATE TEXT FILE & ECR UPLOAD PROCESS IN UNIFIED EPF PORTAL ECR stands for Electronic Challan cum Return. It is an electronic monthly return to be uploaded by employers through the Employer EPF portal. The return will have the memberwise details of the wages and contributions including basic details for the new and existing members […]

Payment & Filing Due Dates For PF and Calculation of Penalty

Payment & Filing Due Dates For PF and Calculation of Penalty Provident Fund (PF) Due Date Provident Fund (PF) is a periodic contribution by both the employer and the employee towards a common fund, to ensure that the employee is financially secure during the course of his retirement. Provident Fund is applicable for all employers in […]

PF Admin Charges – A Detailed Explanation

PF Admin Charges – A Detailed Explanation PF admin charges is the contribution from employer’s end. It is calculated on the basis of your Basic+DA from your salary. The breakup of EPF contribution is different for the employee and the employer. In addition to 12% of employer PF/PS contribution, the employer also has to pay […]

EPF/ESI Registration

Eligibility & Documents Required for EPF/ESI Registration Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is a scheme controlled by the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. It is regulated under the umbrella of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). PF registration is applicable for all establishment which employs 20 or more persons, subject to certain conditions and […]

Registration of Digital Signature (DSC) in EPF Portal

Registration of Digital Signature (DSC) in EPF Portal Employer has to obtain DSC certificate (Class 2 or above) from any valid Licensed Certifying Authority approved by Controller of Certifying Authorities in order to registration of Digital Signature. The digital signature certificate has to register in employer unified portal launched by EPFO to start harvesting the […]

Requirement of Browser & Java Version for EPF Unified Portal

Those who are facing problems while using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) in https://www.epfindia.gov.in/ site may follow the under mentioned instructions/settings for verification of epf member’s details like KYC details/Online claims/Online name change requests etc. Mozilla Firefox is a browser where one can easily use the DSC without any error. Step – 1 Install Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1 […]

Approve KYC through DSC (Digital Signature)

You can approve your KYC information for your member online using UAN EPFO portal. In order to approve your employees KYC (Know your customer), DSC (Digital Signature) must be registered in your portal. To approve you are required to login employer portal by visiting https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in. In order to approve KYC of members by DSC the […]