Employee provident fund has switched to new Unified Portal combing UAN and ECR filing online and added many more online banking support to ease monthly filing of PF monthly return and reduced confusion among users to do different activity with 3 different logins.
After launching services for online return filing(ECR), Online Registration(OLRE), Online Remittance link from SBI, EPFO launches Unified Portal with new features such as UAN based simplified ECR (ECR Version , Online payment through multi-banking and services like Online Registration of Establishments through a single portal.
To access new EPFO portal one has to use the link https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/ and use your old login id and password as used for employer e-seva.
Now important thing one must know is you cannot file ECR with EPF number as provided from your side. you must get UAN number . Without UAN number monthly filing is not possible and if you try to upload old text format it will give Validation error and once you download the error file from epfo new portal.
The error will read like this “Error Total Number of Fields: Invalid found on line numbers: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]” wherever you have added employee without UAN number.
One more major changes is ECR file generated using e-return tool will not be accepted as the field requirement is changed to 13 fields only.
Validation Failed : Error Total Number of Fields: Invalid found on line numbers: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
ECR File Fields: –