e-TDS :- Password to open NSDL Consolidated File
Today, I have downloaded e-tds NSDL consolidated file from www.tdscpc.gov.in. No doubt that it is new website. Earlier this type of working was being done through www.tin-nsdl.com. It was my first experience with the downloaded consolidated file. This file was password protected. Initially, I had placed password containing 15 digits of token number of the original receipt for the respective return as was done earlier. But fail to extract the zip file. I thought that zip or rar version of my computer is not correct. Therefore I had downloaded latest versions of winzip or winrar and try to download. But again fail to extract the zip file. Then I thought that there may be chance that the said zip file will be extracted through TAN registration number. But no. This decision was also wrong.
In last I had drawn our attention on the helps given at tdscpc.gov.in and found that nsdl conso. file will be extracted with the help of password as TAN_request number. For Example if your TAN number is MUMR03066R and request number is 1083 (available under download link at tdscpc.gov.in), your password will be as given below :-
password = MUMR03066R_1083
On placing password on the above basis, i got relax and was able to submit correction e-TDS return.