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June 08, 2009

EPFO JE/SSA Recruitment Notification & Forms

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) of India has just recently issued recruitment notification for a huge requirement of 2382 Social Security Assistant (SSA) & 11 Junior Engineer (Civil). The EPFO recruitment notification can be downloaded by clicking here.

The purpose of this blog post is to summarize the important information contained in the above notification, while the subsequent one would give you the EPFO exam pattern with sample papers and books to help you prepare for the exam.

But at first, lets learn about Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) as an organisation.

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation:
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) of India is one of the largest social security organisations in the world in terms of members and volume of financial transactions. It caters to the compulsory contributory pension and insurance schemes of the Govt. of India.
The total financial corpus managed by the EPFO is in excess of Rs. 2000 billion ($50 billion) and there are a total of about 40 million contributing and non contributing members in about 450,000 covered establishments.
More about EPFO can be found from this About us page of the EPFO website.

EPFO vacancies:
As per the EPFO recruitment notification, vacancies are as below:
Junior Engineer (Civil): 11 vacancies
Salaries offered: Rs. 9,300-34,800 Grade Pay 4,200 (Pre-revised Scale 5,500-9,000)
Job role: Maintenance of existing assets and monitoring of running projects.

Social Security Assistant: 2382 vacancies
Salaries offered: Rs. 5,200-20,200 Grade Pay 2,400 (Pre-revised Scale 4,000-6,000)
Job role: Maintenance of Accounts and Compliance Records and Settlement of Claims; Preparation of Reports, Cash Books, R & P Accounts etc. and assisting functions of EDP and Administration.

State-wise EPFO vacancies are given in page-1 & 2 of the recruitment notification.

EPFO Eligibilities:
Eligibilities for Junior Engineer (JE) - Civil:
Age eligibility: 18 to 27 years as on 08.07.2009. (Relaxations as per Govt. rule)
Academic Qualifications (Essential): Diploma in Civil/Electrical Engineering from an Institute / Board recognized by the Central Government or equivalent qualification.
Desirable: Experience in Estimation, Drawing & Design will be preferred.

Eligibilities for Social Security Assistant (SSA):
Age eligibility: 18 to 27 years as on 08.07.2009. (Relaxations as per Govt. rule)
Academic Qualifications (Essential):
a) Must possess the Degree of a recognized University or equivalent on the closing date of application.
b) Possessing a speed of at least 5000 Key depressions per hour for Data Entry Work.
Desirable: Should possess a Computer Training Certificate from a recognized Institute.

EPFO Exam Important Dates:
Last date for receipt of applications: 08.07.2009 (15.07.2009 for far-flung areas).
Last date of receipt of EPFO call letters: 04.09.2009
Date of issue of duplicate EPFO call letter: 05.09.2009 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
Date of EPFO written examination: 06.09.2009 (Sunday)

EPFO JE/SSA Application forms:
How to apply for the EPFO vacancies?
At first Click here to download the EPFO application forms for JE & SSA.

After that, make demand draft of appropriate EPFO application fee (Rs. 50/= for SC/ST/XS/PH candidates and Rs. 200/= for others). The DD should be single and made in favour of “Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Maharashtra” payable at “Mumbai”.

Application complete in all respects & enclosures should be sent only by ordinary post to following address so as to reach on or before 08.07.2009 (15.07.2009 for far-flung areas):
POST BOX NO.8463, MANDAPESHWAR, BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI 400 103.

Enclosure Required:
(1) Demand Draft/Banker Cheque (for all candidates)
(2) Category Certificate (for SC/ST / XS/PH candidates only)

Superscribe the envelope carrying above documents with: Post applied for, Category & Centre of Examination.

EPFO call letters:
You should receive the call letter for EPFO written exam in your postal address within 04.09.2009. If you do not receive the same within this date, contact personally the exam centres opted by you (as given in Page-4 of the notification), along with the photocopy of the demand draft enclosed to the application on 05.09.2009 between 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm to collect the duplicate call letter.

Above information was reproduced from the EPFO recruitment notification to help you know about the EPFO vacancies and how to apply for the same. In my subsequent blog post, I would post information on EPFO exam pattern, sample papers and books. Please visit me again!

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