PF contribution Date for March Month extended to 15 May 2020

Subject: Extension of due date for payment of contributions and administrative charges/Inspection charges due for wage month March 2020 from 15.04.2020 to 15.05.2020 to establishments disbursing wages for March 2020

Considering the unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 and lockdown announced by the Central Government from 24.03.2020 midnight onwards to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the competent authority has decided to allow grace period of 30 days (from 16.04.2020 to 15.05.2020) for filing of Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) to the employers of those establishments which have disbursed the wages for March, 2020 to their employees.

It is clarified that that employers, who seek to avail the above relief, need to file ECR for wage month March, 2020 on or before 15.05.2020, duly certifying the disbursement of wages to employees by declaring actual date of disbursement of wages for March, 2020 in the column “Salary disbursal date” in the ECR and remit the contributions and administrative/inspection charges on or before 15.05.2020.

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