How to Claim PF Challan

How to claim 24% PF contribution by Central government for COVID-19: New electronic challan-cum-return (ECR) explained

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  • EPFO an electronic tool for accepting EPF and EPS accounts of its subscribers as per the package declared by the Union Government under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)
  • The package was declared on March 26 last for helping the poor to fight Corona virus pandemic
  • The Central government had said it will contribute 24 % of salary (12% employer share+12%empoyee share) of employees working in firms having up to 100 workers of which 90% withdraw not more than Rs 15,000/month salary
  • This contribution will be made by the government for 3 Months
  • Eligible establishments can now claim the relief by filing Electronic Challan-cum-return (ECR)
  • The due amount on behalf of Employers and Employees reflected in the ECR on account of EPF and EPS (24% wages) will be credited by the Central Government for 3 months in UANs of contributory EPF members
  • Getting a monthly wage of less than Rs.15000, who are already employed in EPF covered establishments/factories employing up to 100 employees with 90% or more of such employees earning a monthly wage of less than Rs.15000
  • The Central Government had launched the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) on 26th March 2020 to help fight the battle against Corona Virus pandemic
  • The PMGKY package is aimed at stopping disruption in the employment of low wage-earning EPF members and extending support to the eligible EPF covered establishments
  • To implement the above package, the Ministry of Labour and Employment had subsequently notified the Scheme specifying the objective, eligibility criteria, validity period, process and manner to avail the relief

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  • The ministry said that the Electronic Challan-cum-Return (ECR) filing will enable the establishments to get the relief in respect of their eligible employees
  • The employer in relation to any eligible establishment, shall disburse wages for the month to all employees of the establishment and file Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) with required certificate and declaration to avail the benefit under the Scheme
  • The challan will show the amount of employees’ and employers’ contributions due as Central Government relief in respect of eligible employees and the lasting amount billed by the employer afterwards the ECR is uploaded and validation of the eligibility of establishment and employees
  • After the employer remits the payment due from him for other employees, as reflected in challan, the EPF and EPS contributions will be credited directly in the UANs of the eligible employees of the establishment by the Central Government
  • The particulars of the Scheme and FAQs containing clarifications on various aspects of the package are available on homepage of EPFO website under the TAB “COVID-19”


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