The ESIC half yearly returns have been made online. There is not any requisiton for the employers to submit the ESIC return in the branch office. Where as there were updates for the letter dated 25 Apr- 2012 of Ref No: G-32/11/6/31/2012/DIR-ICT/Misc states that the Contribution Period Ending March 2012 also employers are not required to submit the hard or soft copies of Return of Contributions. It is clarified that under no circumstances the employers are to be asked to submit hard copies of RCs for CPE March 2012. However, from October 2011 onwards no employer was allowed by any RO/SRO/DO to file monthly contribution through manual challans. I hope your query is clarified.
21st December 2012 From India, Visakhapatnam