UPSC EPFO 2021 Vacancies, Salary, Allowances, Promotions and Job Profile

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Jun 10, 2021

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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.

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  • UPSC EPFO is a post with 421 vacancies this year, offering a great salary in a central government organization.
  • The probation period after being appointed will be of 2 years.
  • Enforcement Officer salary falls under the Level 8 PayScale of 7th CPC.
  • The approximate salary of recruited candidates will be INR 43,600/- to INR 55,200/-.

Also, check UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC EPFO 2020 Vacancies

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.

Category Vacancies
Unreserved 168
ST 33
SC 62
OBC 116
EWS 42
Total 421

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).

Read UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Exam Pattern

UPSC EPFO 2020 Salary Structure

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.

Title Salary Details 
Group General Central Service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial
Pay Matrix Level Level 8
Pay Band PB-2
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/-

UPSC EPFO 2020 Allowances and Benefits

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:

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. Transport Allowance
  4. Medical Facility
  5. Loan Facility
  6. Gratuity
  7. Provident Fund
  8. Mobile facility
  9. Conveyance Maintenance
  10. Insurance

UPSC EPFO 2020 Promotions

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:

UPSC EPFO 2020 Promotions

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

UPSC EPFO 2020 Job Profile

Roles and responsibilities are one of the most important facts of any government job. Here are the duties of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer:

  • To look after the general administrative work of enforcement, recovery, accounts, administration cash, legal pension and computer sections.
  • Conduct regular inquiries of accounts and settlement of claims
  • Maintaining cash book, bank statement verification, MIS returns etc.
  • Enforcement of the orders with the provisions and schemes under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  • Address the grievances of employees and report cases to Regional Provident Fund Commissioner for further action
  • They also conduct surveys as per the requirement to assess coverage potential to new categories of the establishment.
  • They also educate employers about prescribed forms and how they can complete them properly.
  • They are also responsible to attend to prosecution cases;
  • They also hold the authority to serve summons/warrants on the defaulting employer


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.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


mohammed najamuddin
Is Epfo autonomous body?
jaya garg

Hi. At present, EPFO and ESIC work more like autonomous bodies run by trustees and board, respectively under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour & Employment. Both bodies were created by an Act of Parliament and appoint the most eligible candidates for various posts.

kashish tomar
Is EPFO is a government or a private job?
jaya garg

Hi. The Board is assisted by the Employees' PF Organization (EPFO), consisting of offices at 122 locations across the country. The EPFO is under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and the employees selected attractive salary in addition to many perks.

What is the current PAY SCALE and SALARY Structure of UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer (EO) & Accounts Officer (AO) after 7th Pay Commission?
jaya garg

Hi riyaz. The approx. salary of appointed candidates varies from INR 43,600 to INR 55,200. Other details related to the same are mentioned here.

deep jyoti das
How many VACANCIES have been announced under UPSC EPFO 2020-21 Recruitment?
jaya garg

Hi Deep. A total of 421 vacancies have been announced as UPSC EPFO 2020-21 recruitment. Get more informtion here.