ESIC - 267 Social Security Officer Posts
ESIC (Employees' State Insurance Corporation) has announced 267 posts of Social Security Officers (SSOs).
Let us now understand about ESIC and its role and the job profile of a Social Security Officer in ESIC).
Employees' State Insurance is a self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers. For all employees earning 15000 or less per month as wages, the employer contributes 4.75 percentage and employee contributes 1.75 percentage, total share 6.5 percentage. This fund is managed by the ESI Corporation (ESIC) according to rules and regulations stipulated therein the ESI Act 1948, which oversees the provision of medical and cash benefits to the employees and their family through its large network of branch offices, dispensaries and hospitals throughout India. ESIC is an autonomous corporation under Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. But most of the dispensaries and hospitals are run by concerned state governments.
SSO : The Social Security Officer or any other authorised officer normally sends advance intimation regarding the inspection of records of a factory or an establishment in his area of operation. On such occasions, the essential records and documents are to be kept ready for inspection and produced on demand before the inspecting authority. Under the enabling provisions of the ESI Act, employers are expected to fully co-operate with Social Security Officers when they come for inspection.
(A) SCALE OF PAY : Pay Band Rs. 9300‐34800/‐
(B) AGE LIMIT: 21 to 27 years as on 20th February, 2014
(C) ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS :1. Degree of a recognized University (Preference will be given to Commerce/Law/Management graduates).
2. Working knowledge of computer including use of office suites and database.
Desirable: Three years service in Government Organization or Corporation or Government Undertaking or Local Body or Scheduled Bank etc.
(D) APPLICATION FEE : SC/ST/PWD/ ESIC Employees, Female Candidates & Ex Servicemen - NIL. All other categories 275/‐
(E) SCHEME OF EXAMINATION: The Examination will be conducted in three parts/stages as indicated below:
PART I – WRITTEN EXAMINATION – 200 MARKS (TOTAL 200 QUESTIONS, 2 HOURS DURATION)
(i) General English – 50 Questions – 50 Marks,
(ii) General Intelligence – 50 Questions – 50 Marks,
(iii) General Awareness – 50 Questions – 50 Marks and
(iv) Arithmetic Ability – 50 Questions – 50 Marks.
Negative Marking -There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Part I – Written Examination.
PART II :
(a) COMPUTER SKILL TEST – 50 MARKS (30 MINUTES DURATION)
(b) SHORT DESCRIPTIVE TEST OF QUALIFYING NATURE – 50 MARKS (01 HOUR DURATION)
Note 1 : The short descriptive test will be of one hour duration and marks obtained by the candidate in short descriptive test will not be taken into account for determining the position of the candidates in merit order. Only those candidates who qualify in the Short Descriptive Test will be considered for short listing for Part III – Interview.
Note 2: The candidates will be shortlisted for Part II – (a) Computer Skill Test & (b) Short Descriptive Test in the ratio of 1:5 on the basis of their performance in Part – I Written Examination.
PART III – INTERVIEW – 50 MARKS.
The candidates will be shortlisted for Part III – Interview in the ratio of 1:3 on the basis of their performance in Part I - Written Examination and Part II (b) -Computer Skill Test. The weightage of marks for preparing the merit list for shortlisting the candidates for Part III - Interview in the ratio of 1:3 is as under:
Written Examination (200 Marks) - 70% Weightage
Computer Skill Test (50 Marks) - 30% Weightage
(F) FINAL SELECTION: The Final Selection will be made on the basis of performance of candidates in Part I - Written Examination, Part II (a) - Computer Skill Test & and Part III - Interview. The weightage of marks for preparing final Select List is as under:
I. The weightage of marks of Written Examination and Computer Skill Test combined is 80%.
II. The weightage of marks of interview is 20%.
Note: The final select list will be made by adding together the marks as : (i) 80% of the marks obtained in Written Examination (70% weightage) and Computer Skill Test (30% Weightage) (ii) 20% of marks obtained in Interview.
(G) HOW TO APPLY : Candidates must apply online through the websitewww.esic.nic.in ( ESIC Home Page>>>Recruitment>>All Consolidated>Apply online for Recruitment to the post of Social Security Officers in ESIC – 2014). . No other means/mode of application will be accepted.
(H) Closing date for online submission of application on ESIC web site is 20th Feb 2014.
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