EPF Gross Wage In ECR Is Now Optional: After launching unified PF portal there are lot of changes have taken place in uploading ECR file ( Electronic Challan cum Return File ), updating KYC details and addition of employee missing details in unified Portal. As we all know after introducing unified PF portal there are some extra fields were added in unified portal employer login and also in ECR file which we used to make monthly PF contributions of employee and employer.
EPF Gross Wage In ECR Is Now Optional
In that the most surprising thing is Employee Provident Fund Organization has added a field called Gross Wage, which has to be filled during generation of UAN number and also in filling ECR file. Earlier it was not there in ECR file. But recently EPFO has withdrawn it’s decision of entering gross wages of employees during ECR returns.
As per the latest decision taken by Employee Provident Fund organization from 1 April 2017 there is no need to add gross wages of employees in ECR file. EPFO made it optional, if employer wants to add gross wage of employee then they can add, if they don’t want to add those details then it is not mandatory to enter gross wages of employees in ECR file. EPFO is also making changes to EPF unfied portal software to run according to these changes and these changes will be effected form 1 April 2017.