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The notification of EPFO Assistant was recently out. There are 280 golden opportunities in the form of vacancies. If you’re interested in this government job you must be curious about the overall job profile. Well! We have come up with all the details of this profile in this article which will help you get a better understanding of this job. And this will place you in a better platform on whether to apply for this job or not. Why not take a Free Mock Test and assess the level of your preparation before you apply. And remember to apply well in advance before Jun 25, 2019, as that is the last day to apply for this job. Let’s have a look at the overall job profile of EPFO Assistant.

Duties/Responsibilities & Payscale of an EPFO Assistant

  • To examine all receipt pertaining to his section and distribute them properly amongst
    his staff
  • To see whether any receipts are immediate, difficult or of special nature and if so, deal
    with such receipts himself or give special instructions to the dealing assistant or clerk
    so that their quick and efficient disposal takes place
  • To ensure that all immediate receipts in his section are put up on the date of receipt,
    all urgent receipts at least the next day and all ordinary receipts within 3 days, and to
    ensure that in no case any receipt kept pending for over 7 days
  • To scrutinise the notes and drafts of the dealing assistant and clerks, revise them, if
    necessary, submit them to his immediate superior in cases where such submission is
    called for
  • To ensure that all approved drafts are issued promptly and that all office copies are
    added to relevant files without delay
  • To ensure, if necessary, by inspection of the tables and racks of the office staff, that
    the entries made by them in the arrear reports are in order and that no papers or files
    are overlooked
  • To see that all periodical returns are received and issued well within the prescribed
  • To keep a note in his personal note book or desk calendar of important cases requiring
    prompt action by a specified date, and to see that necessary action is taken in time
  • To maintain a sectional note book containing important decisions for the purpose of
    references and to ensure that entries in the book are made as soon as decisions are
  • To ensure that files on which action is complete are promptly indexed, stitched and
  • To scrutinise the work diary, intersectional movement register, file register and all
    other registers, once a week to see that their properly maintained, dated, initials being
    appended at the close of each scrutiny
  • To see that all papers, files, reference books, spare copies and other documents are
    arranged properly and that unnecessary papers are weeded out periodically
  • To check late attendance, maintain order and discipline, and to train, help and advise
    his staff; review the work dealing assistant through work diary
  • To see that all the work in his section is handled in a methodical manner, with due
    regard to the need for economy in men, material and time, and suggest improvement
    in methods of work wherever possible
  • To ensure that all the important scheme forms are received in time and audited and
    posted where necessary in accordance with the time schedule prescribed
  • To receive all claims through Computerised inward register and maintain the
    Computerised sheets daily indicating the position of claims settled, rejected, returned
    and pending etc.
  • To make sure by equitable distribution of work among the staff that all the applications
    for advances/transfers and claims for final settlement are dealt with methodically,
    speedily and disposed off within 30 days time limit prescribed. Wherever more
    number of applications are received proper distribution among the staff of the section
    should be resorted to ensure the timely settlement of accounts
  • To maintain the annual accounts progress register ensure timely receipt of Form-3A
    and cause the issue of annual accounts before the time limit
  • To furnish weekly reports all work areas and maintain monthly progress registers as
    per the format annexed duly verified and ensure the correctness of the entries in the
    personal registers of the dealing hands’
  • To arrange for systematic and timely levy of damages, where due
  • To ensure compilation of annual accounts of all the establishments and issue of the
    individual statement of accounts of the members by the 30th September, each year
  • To ensure the check lists received from the EDP Cell are sent back to EDP Cell for
    generation of output reports and the Form-23 as and when generated are despatched
    without any delay
  • To ensure proper scrutiny, processing and finalization of all claims strictly in
    accordance with the date of receipt including transfer applications, within the
    prescribed time limit and in the process giving priority to the claims received from the
    beneficiary of the deceased member
  • To watch the receipt of utilisation certificate/documents in respect of 68B withdrawals
    and initiate action of recovery in respect of all misuses
  • To ensure the maintenance of returns/rejections of claims with the prescribed columns
    and furnish the statement of rejected/returned claims to EDP Cell for data entry’
  • To ensure the proper compilation of weekly/monthly report and MIS reports and
    submission within the due date
  • To utilise various EPFO software by the user and to ensure proper handling of input /
    output formats
  • To give priority for disposal of all Death Claims and it’s monitoring on daily basis
  • To perform any other function that may assigned to him from time to time by his
    immediate superior or other superior officers.

Talking about the pay scale, the payscale for an EPFO Assistant is Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) under 7th Pay Commission with Entry Pay of Rs. 44,900/-. Additionally, an EPFO Assistant will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance and other allowances as per rules in force from time to time.

Career Growth of an EPFO Assistant

EPFO falling under the Ministry of Labour & Employment gives you similar growth opportunities available for Central Government employees. The promotion hierarchy within EPFO is below:

Assistant Pension Fund Commissioner => Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-II => Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-I => Additional Central PF Commissioner- II => Additional Central PF Commissioner- I => Additional Central PF Commissioner- HQ => Central PF Commissioner.

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