Aspirants who are preparing for the UPSC EPFO 2020 written test, is anxious to know what happens after completing the EPFO Recruitment process. However, to get recruited, the candidates have to clear all the levels of selection. To clear the written exam, the candidates must study a lot and practice sample papers in a time-constrained environment. In the following article, we are going to discuss the most asked questions on vacancies, salary structure, and job profile.
Also, check UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The total number of vacancies available for the post of Enforcement Officer is 421. The vacancy is divided according to category-wise. The candidates can have a look at the category-wise distribution of the total vacancies in the table given below.
Note: Of the 421 Vacancies, 11 vacancies are reserved for Physically Challenged person. Out of these 11, 8 vacancies are reserved for Deaf and Hard of Hearing with disability i.e. Deaf (D) or Hard of Hearing (HH) and remaining 3 vacancies are reserved for Locomotor Disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy with a disability, i.e., Both legs affected but not arms (BL) or One leg affected (R or L) (OL) or One arm affected (R or L) (OA).
Salary forms an important part of the job profile for any candidate. UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer posts are permanent and come under Level-8 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC, General Central Service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial.
|Group||General Central Service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial|
|Pay Matrix Level||Level 8|
|Pay Scale||INR 9300 - INR 34800/-|
|Grade Pay||INR 4800/-|
|Entry Pay||INR 47600/-|
|Total Salary (Emoluments excluding TA, HRA & Other Allowances)||INR 53312/-|
|Total Salary (Emoluments Including TA, HRA & Other Allowances )||INR 60000/-|
Apart from the Basic Pay, UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officers are entitled to several other benefits and allowances. These allowances will vary as per the various official rules of the respective Government Departments where the candidates are posted. Some of these allowances are:
The Enforcement Officers are upgraded in Level-9 in the pay matrix of Rs. 53100- 167800 on successful completion of 4 years of regular service in level-8 in the pay matrix Rs.47600- 151100. The promotional hierarchy of EPFO has been provided below:
In the following tabular, the tentative time limits for the promotion of an EPFO officer is mentioned. However, time limits are not fixed as the promotions also depend on the availability of vacancy and performance and so on.
|Post Name||Years of Service|
|Assistant PF Commissioner||7 Years (In proposed Recruitment rules for APFC, it is 5 years)|
|Regional PF Commissioner-II||5 Years|
|Regional PF Commissioner-I||5 Years|
|Additional Central PF Commissioner||6 Years|
|Additional Central PF Commissioner(HQ)||4 Years|
|Central PF Commissioner||Appointed on the recommendation of Appointments Committee of Cabinet|
Roles and responsibilities are one of the most important facts of any government job. Here are the duties of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer:
Ques. What is EPFO?
Ans. The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is a premier social security organization that provides social security to the working class in India. EPFO is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Ques. Is EPFO a gazetted officer?
Ans. A gazetted post is that in which employees get their salary from the consolidated fund of India. EPFO is under CBT and they are getting their salary from the Board. The APFC post is appointed by UPFC, hence it is a gazetted post.
Ques. When will be the exam for UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 conducted?
Ans. The exam has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic with no further notice.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.