ESEWA Training

E-SEWA and Training

Familiarisation of E-SEWA and E-Return Tool software is being conducted for the last one year at EPF offices. Monthly once, class will be conducted for some more time at EPFO, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram at 10.AM. The dates (Wednessdays before 16th of each month) are as follows:
  • 10.04.2013
  • 15.05.2013
  • 12.06.2013
  • 10.07.2013
  • 07.08.2013

    You may download the Training document here

    Registration for Training at Thiruvananthapuram EPFO

    Establishment.Code(KR/...): only numbers
    Est.Extension: only alphabet, if any
    Name of Employer:
    Email of Employer:
    Phone Numbers of Employer:
    Name of Nominee:
    Date Opted:
    Time Opted: 10.00AM-1.00PM
    Email of Nominee:
    Phone Numbers of Nominee:
    Whether Authorisation letter obtained? You have to bring the Authorisation letter from your employer (authorised signatory of the Establishment) to the Training Class
    Venue of the Training is ‘EPFO, Bhavishya Nidhi Bhavan, Regional Office, Pattom PO, Thiruvananthapurm
    Details of Nominations Registered for Thiruvananthapuram Office


    All Establishments

    Sub: Introduction of Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) in EPFO - Regarding


    EPFO has simplified the Return and Challan preparation and submission. From April- 2012, Instead of filing various monthly and annual Returns like Form-5,Form10, Form-12A, Form-3A and Form-6A, establishments/ employers have to use the online facility to upload a single Return viz. Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) at the site . This facility can also be accessed using the EPFO head office website Form-2 return remains unchanged.

    In order to upload the ECR, all the Establishments/Employers have to Register at the above site to obtain the User-Id and Password. During each month ECR should be uploaded and then challan should be printed and due amount should be remitted using this challan at State Bank of India Branch before the due date which remains unchanged. The first ECR return, which should be for the Wage Month March-2012 (Return month April, 2012) , is to be uploaded at the above site preferably before 15.04.2012 so as to generate the challan and remit the amount before due date.

    Those who have ‘Vyapar’ or ‘Vistar’ facility at SBI online site, can remit the challan amount online after uploading the ECR as above.

    The software tool viz. ‘E-Return Tool’ for which Training was imparted during March- 2012, has been upgraded to version 4.0 which is now available for download at website. This new version can be used to generate the ECR file which can be uploaded to E-SEWA.

    The change is effective from the year 2012-13. The annual returns viz. Form-3A, Form-6A along with softcopy for the year 2011-12 shall be prepared and submitted to EPFO office on or before 30.04.2012, as done during 2010-11.

    Further clarifications can be obtained from Computer center of each EPF office. EPFO South Zone Telephone Directory You may refer website also for details.

    Yours faithfully,


    Regional PF Commissioner-I