ravitashukla1 Started The Discussion:
Dear Seniors ,
State bank of India rejected my PF challan for the month of march asking for new format. We have online PFINDIA registration but dont know how to create the challan online.
I found one ECR option where it is asking to upload some text file.
Please help me how can I create text format file which can be uploaded online to create new PF challan. Its very urgent .
Please guide me...
12th April 2012 From India, Mumbai

First of all creat userid and Password on PF website there is a option E-sewa.
make a file in excell 2007 with the given formate in e-sewa option.
save the above file in CSV formate
after saving file in CSV formate open it in text file and remove header line from txt file.
replace all "," to #~#
final download it in your home page which is being created by you.
then you can generate challan.
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12th April 2012 From India, Delhi
Hi Ravita
Go throught the below links. There are huge discussions for your query
Regarding E-Sewa EPF
I believe it shall clarify your doubts. If still then you shall contact me
12th April 2012 From India, Bangalore
Dear seniors,
my organisation is edli exempted one. We pay lic yearly one for edli scheme.while generation of challan will it omit a/c no 21 or we have to take up this issue to pf because while going through ecr format there is no details about edli
14th April 2012 From India, Madras
Creating an excel becomes too hectic.. Instead download the E-Return tools, install it on ur system. Update the employer data, update the monthly data and generate the ECR file through and upload it using E-sewa.. This is the most easiest way.. And this is compulsory as well because later we need to file 3A 6A, 12A, etc through this E-returns tools..
14th April 2012 From India, New Delhi
For EDLI u need not ask the PF dept. Under E-return tools there is a option for EDLI exemption. U need to first Check on it and than generate the ECR text and upload.. And keep the EDLI column blank and submit..
14th April 2012 From India, New Delhi
Dear Raj , Please see the attachment. I created the text format as guided by you but still it is showing error on downloading . Error line 001. Please let me know what is wrong in the format.
16th April 2012 From India, Mumbai
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File Type: txt EPFO.1.txt (2.1 KB, 5120 views)
Hi ravitha I could find there are .(dots) at the names and in the contributions. All the contribution should be rounded to near rupee. You shall send excel sheet. so let me check and revert
16th April 2012 From India, Bangalore
Hello Ravita Shukla,
Have u installed E-return tools.. My suggestion is u better go for this tools, this will make ur work easy n safe... creating excell and converting the same in text will give u errors, but generating files through e-returns tools for upload is easy n error free.
16th April 2012 From India, New Delhi
Hi ravika Are you looking for the excel sheet? if you are facing any issues to download or upload just mail me to my personnel ID
16th April 2012 From India, Bangalore

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