How to generate ECR from EPF Ereturn tool? - monthly returns

priya0311 Started The Discussion:

Dear all,
i am new to this forum. I have downloaded E Return tool from EPFO Website and have created datas of my establishment. I have also entered monthly wage details for March 12. But I don't know to generate ECR to upload in the website. Can anyone help me to generate ECR from this tool? I cant fine any button for export. There is only import buttons and no export buttons.

Pls help me.


K.P.Mohanasundaram -  Member Since: Mar 2012
Dear Ms.Priya,

There is no provision for generating ECR text file in version 3.0 of E-Return tool. If you have version 4.0, there is a provision for the same.

In main menu of version 4.0, under "GENERATE RETURNS FOR SUBMISSION TO EPFO", you have the option to generate ECR text file for uploading in Employer e-Sewa (online upload of ECR data)

Please note that, apart from wage data, you have to input employee exit and entry details in E-Return tool before proceeding.

Hope you could carry on.

Happy working!!!!!


avgn32 -  Member Since: Feb 2010
its better to use e-return tool for all your activities. And regularly update the employees details such as DOJ for new employees,exit date for left,wage e-return tool v.4.0 for ecr file creation and other reports ..

priya0311 -  Member Since: Apr 2012
Thanks Mohan and Arun. Yes, I downloaded E return tool of version 4 and I found the provision to export ecr for month wage. Thanks both of you. Priya

Neeraj Tiwari -  Member Since: Apr 2007
Hi All, Please tell, can we join E-Return Tools with E-Sewa, if so how ? if not... what is the use of E-Return Tools...... Rgds Niraj Tiwari

Satyajeet Dayama -  Member Since: Dec 2011
Hei Dear, Me will tell u details if u hv no prblm to call me. Bcz its vry lengthy process. I will tell u by teamviewers. My no 8888800224. Regards Satyajeet

avgn32 -  Member Since: Feb 2010
its a long process contains three or four steps.. it can better to explain via ur pc directly via online. if u don’t mind please call me in office hours

hamendra_2000 -  Member Since: May 2008
Dear Sir
I am using the E return tool 4.0. I am facing some of issue as following:-

(My system config is intel dual core, 2GB RAM, 500 HDD & OS – windows 7 Prof)

1. In report for employers: - there is no report format for currently active members in organization.
2. How to backup (on transfer the DATA on another computer) our establishment’s data.

App_Code folder (Bakup.mdb, est.mdb, form3a.mdb, ret.mdb)

The DATA (est details, employee personal & monthly data) in above .mdb file can only displayed when these .mdb files in this path C:\program file/ EPFO/App_code

For backup of App_Code folder (Bakup.mdb, est.mdb, form3a.mdb, ret.mdb)

I tried to copy the App_Code folder (Bakup.mdb, est.mdb, form3a.mdb, ret.mdb) to my desktop / another computer’s desktop / C:\program file/ EPFO/App_code,
Then there is no data available in above .mdb file.

I also open the password protected files (Bakup.mdb & ret.mdb), but there is no data available.

So please let me know, if my computer have any kind of HDD problem & I want to transfer the DATA to another computer for E return tool, then how to backup App_code folder with all DATA.

Hamendra Sharma

avgn32 -  Member Since: Feb 2010
hello sir
there are two things related with this case

1. backup database internally within same computer via e-return tool v4.0 for this just open the e-return tool v4.0> system admin> backup and restore> backup database:

2. if u want to transfer ur old data to new computer open the following in old system,C:\Program Files\EPFO\E Return Setup\App_code and copy the all .dbs files to a new folder. then install the e-return tool v4.0 in ur new computer freshly and open C:\Program Files\EPFO\E Return Setup\App_code in new computer paste all .dbs file already copied , then restart the system and open e-return tool v4.0 in ur new computer now u can access all of ur old organisation data

omchetri -  Member Since: May 2010
hai everyone I am facing problem from login to E Return tool version 4.0. It shows that user name or passward is incorrect but with the same user id & passward I always login to Employer Esewa Services. please help me to overcome the problem.



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