Soon UPSC would release the notification of UPSC APFC Recruitment 2021-2022. Every year UPSC organizes the APFC examination for the recruitment of officers under EPFO i.e Employees Provident Fund Organization. It offers a lucrative salary to its employees and also provides a growth opportunity to climb up to the top of the ladder.
If you are also inspired to become an APFC officer then you need to know everything about it. As the preparation begins by understanding the core structure of any examination.
In this article, we will provide you with full information about the UPSC APFC examination including the eligibility exam pattern syllabus and many more.
UPSC APFC Exam
UPSC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner is the backbone of the EPFO that is the Employees Provident Fund organization. And APFC is responsible for recovering the provident fund dues of the employees. Moreover, it also has the power to arrest the defaulter, seal their bank account or even auction their property.
They also have other important activities such as carrying out social security agreements and also after their retirement they can be selected for international organizations such as UNDP, World Bank, and Social Security Divisions.
Highlights of the UPSC APFC
|Organization Name||Union Public Service Commission|
|Role||Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners (APFC)|
|Hiring Organization||Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Ministry of Labor and Employees|
|No of Vacancies||Various|
|Name of the Examination||UPSC APFC Exam|
|Application Mode||Online Mode|
|UPSC APFC Job Location||All over India|
|UPSC APFC Official Website||www.upsc.gov.in|
UPSC APFC Notification
|Application form starts||To be notified soon|
|Last date to apply||To be notified soon|
|Written Exam Date||To be notified soon|
UPSC APFC Recruitment Process
There are two main modes of recruitment for the provident fund commissioner in EPFO as prescribed by the constitution
#1. Direct recruitment through UPSC competitive written exam followed by an Interview
#2. Through promotions of group B enforcement officers or account officers
Here are the following eligibility criteria a candidate must fulfill to become an APFC:
#1. Age Limit
A candidate must be not above 28 years and no less than 20 years.
#2. Educational Qualifications
A candidate must hold a graduation degree or diploma from a relevant university or institute.
How to Apply for UPSC APFC
# Visit the official website www.upsc.gov.in
# Click on the recruitment on the home page
# Register yourself and note down the registration number and password.
# Log in using the following creditionalls and then fill the application form.
# Carefully read the whole application form and then submit the fees to complete the process.
Application fees for the candidate belonging to General and OBC categories are Rs 600/-. While SC, ST, and PWD are exempted from the application fees.
Selection Procedure of UPSC APFC
The whole selection process is divided into four phases:
# Written Examinations
# Group Discussion
# Physical Efficiency
# Personal Interview
UPSC APFC Exam Pattern
|Objective Type||Section A||General English||50 Marks|
|Section B||General Studies||50 Marks|
UPSC APFC Syllabus 2021
|Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Phrases/ Idioms, Phrase replacement, Reading comprehension, Sentence completion/ para completion, Spellings, Synonyms/Antonyms.|
Indian National Movement
Current Events and Developmental Issues
Indian Polity and Economy
General Accounting Principles
Industrial Relations & Labour Laws
Social Security in India
Knowledge of Computer Applications
General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude
The newly recruited officers undergo on-the-job training for 45 days. During which they have to complete their training module as provided by the head office under the guidance of the regional commissioner. The job training program includes orientation of several functional areas such as:
# Preparation of concept papers on Social Security
# Field visits to government establishment and courts
# Preparation of Inspection Reports
# Quasi-judicial functions
# Preparations of draft speaking orders
# Preparation of Draft replies for cases in CDRF, tribunal, High court, and Supreme court.
# Recovery machine
# Visiting court
# Attending Bhavishya Nidhi Adalat
# Meeting with Employees association labour union or employer association and many more
After the successful completion of the job training program, the candidates undergo another 5 months foundation course at the National Academy for Training and Research in Social Security, New Delhi and the National academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur.
UPSC APFC Salary and Designations
|S.No.||Designation||Scale / Rank / Pay band||Remarks|
|1.||Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC)||Junior Time Scale PB-3 (15600-39100 + 5400 GP)||Grant of STS 6600 GP on completion of 4 years of service.|
|2.||Regional Provident Fund Commissioner – II (RPFC-II)||Senior Time Scale (15600-39100 + 6600 )||On completion of 5 years as APFC.|
|3.||Regional Provident Fund Commissioner – I (RPFC-I)||Junior Administrative Grade (15600-39100 + 7600).
Selection Grade PB-4 (37400-67000 + 8700)
|On completion of 5 years as RPFC-II. Granted NFSG in PB-4 with GP 8700 on completion of 13 years of Group A service.|
|4.||Addl. Central PF Commissioner –II (ACC-II)||Selection Grade (37400-67000 + 8700)||On completion of 5 years as RPFC-I.|
|5.||Addl. Central PF Commissioner –I (ACC-I)||(37400-67000 + 8900)||On completion of 5 years as ACC-II.|
|6.||Addl. Central PF Commissioner -HQ (ACC-HQ)||Super Time Scale (37400-67000 + 10000). Joint Secretary Rank||On completion of 4 years as ACC-I.|
|7.||Central PF Commissioner||Apex Scale (80000 fixed).
|Eligible for consideration on completion of 5 years service in the grade of ACC.|
UPSC APFC is one of the prestigious jobs but not many candidates know about it. I hope this article gave you a clear insight into the exam.
It is not an easy paper; you can only clear it with proper strategy and dedication. To take your preparation to the next level you can take the help of the UPSC Pathshala. This website offers you preparation material and exam-related information.