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EPFO Enforcement officer/Account Officer

EPFO Enforcement officer(EO)/Accounts Officer(AO) is a Level 8( GP 4800). Normally inspectors in other departments are’ appointed at Level 7( GP 4600). EO and AO refers to the same person. When he is handling field related work, he is referred to as EO and when handling Office related work , referred to as AO.

Some of the important duties of EO

  1. Timely submission of coverage proposals for extension of Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 every establishment which attracts the application of the Act by reason of requisite employment strength.
  2. To recommend the coverage of establishment under section 1 (4) of the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 on the joint request of the employer and the majority of the employees of the establishment, provided the establishment is not statutorily coverable under the Act.
  3. To submit proposals for extension of the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 establishment participating in common Provident Fund in which one or more than one establishment is already covered under the Act.
  4. Having covered an establishment to secure full compliance by the employer of that establishment with the provisions of the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 and / or Schemes framed there under.
  5. To attend the problems of employers arising in the process of complaints and the grievances of the employees and where he cannot solve the problem or redress the grievances, report the case the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner for further action.
  6. To conduct surveys when asked for to assess coverage potential of new categories of establishments.
  7. To supply various prescribed forms to the employers on their request and educate them about their proper completion and prompt submission to the Regional Office.
  8. To report the Regional Commissioner, evasion, abuse, violation, defect or abnormality noted in the implementation of the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and the Schemes framed thereunder.
  9. To attend prosecution of defaulters under section 14 of the Act and under section 406/409 of Indian Penal Code.
  10. To assist the Recovery Officer, in the matter of realisation of arrears.
  11. To ensure that establishment exempted under section 17 (1)/17 (IC)/ 17 (2A) of the Act is complying with the provisions of the Act and also the condition governing the grant of exemption stipulated by the appropriate Government. Similarly, where exemption is granted individually or as a class under Para 27/27 A of the Employees' Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 and/or under para 28 of the Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 as the case may be to ensure that the employer in relation such employees complying with the conditions governing the grant of such exemption.
  12. To submit inspection reports, Narrative reports, survey reports and other prescribed reports .
  13. To serve summons/warrants on the accused in respect of prosecution cases launched to enable quick results in the larger interest of the Organisation.
  14. To carry out other instructions contained in manual for Enforcement officers

Promotional aspects

Time prescribed from Post of EO to APFC and then APFC to RPFC-II and likewise

1. Assistant PF Commissioner - 7 Years( In proposed Recruitment rules for APFC , it is 5 years)
2. Regional PF Commissioner-II- 5 Years
3. Regional PF Commissioner-I- 5 Years
4. Additional Central PF Commissioner- 6 Years
5. Additional Central PF Commissioner(HQ)- 4 Years
6. Central PF Commissioner- Appointed on recommendation of Appointments Committee of Cabinet

Promotion also depends upon the vacancy at the time when promotion is due, thus the above time limits are not fixed.

After 4 year of regular service, non functional upgradation to Level 9( GP 5400)


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