Retirement fund body EPFO on Thursday decided to retain 8.5 per cent rate of interest on provident fund deposits for the current financial year.

Guwahati: The Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), under the Union ministry of labour and employment, has invited applications for the post of social security assistants (SSA). According to the notice, the applications available at are open from 5 pm on June 27 to 5 pm on July 21.

A total of 2,189 vacancies are to be filled through this recruitment process, of which 32 vacancies are open in the Northeast. The SSA, under the 7th Pay Commission, will receive a salary of Rs 25,500 plus other allowances.

Candidates will have to apply for a three-tier exam, first being the preliminary examinations on August 31 and September 1, 2019. The applicants, who clear this test, will sit for the main examination followed by a skill test. The dates for the second and third stage exams will be released later.

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Eligibility criteria

Qualification: Candidates should have a degree of a recognised university as on July 21, and a speed of at least 5,000 key depressions per hour for data entry work.

An additional computer training certificate from a recognised institute would be desirable.

Age: Candidates have to be a minimum 18 years of age and maximum 27 as on July 21. However, the upper age limit for reserved category candidates are relaxed.

How to apply?

Step 1: Go to the official website,

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the scrolling link: ‘Apply online for the SSA recruitment…’

Step 3: On the new page, choose ‘click here for new registration’

Step 4: Fill in details and register

Step 5: Log-in using the registration number

Step 6: Fill form and upload required documents and images

Step 7: Make payment

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