Brief Overview of SSC CGL posts

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Income Tax Inspector (ITI):

An ITI generally can be posted at either of the two types of seats which are transferable on cyclic basis. Work related to assessment of tax or non-assessment of tax. When on an assessment seat, he/she is supposed to see the work related to assessment of income tax to be imposed on an individual, partnership firm, company etc; and refund of it in case someone has deposited in excess. He/She also has to see the work related to Tax deduction at source (TDS) besides being accompanying a raid team. An ITI on non-assessment seat generally has to do do clerical work though he/she too could be asked to accompany a raid team.


Pay band & Incentives – His/Her promotions in the order are ITO, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and so on. He is posted in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600. He/She is entitled for 30 liter of petrol if posted on assessment seat. Also he/she gets a sim from the department on which all STD calls on every type of BSNL/MTNL phone are free; and 400 minutes on other phones whether STD or LOCAL are free for every month. This sim is provided to every ITI irrespective of the seat he/she is posted at.

Promotions – To be eligible for promotion to the post of ITO (Group-B Gazetted) he has to pass the departmental exam; but this exam is just for eligibility; promotion is on the basis of seniority only which differs from zone to zone. After promotion to the post of Assistant Commissioner the transfer becomes all India liability. Before that the department can transfer him within the zone only unless he himself is interested in the zonal transfer. This is a job without uniform.




EXAMINER:
This is an inspector post also; and posted in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.

  • If posted in Headquarter—-Clerical/File work. 
  • If posted in the field—-Executive work e.g. to examine the goods imported or to be exported and assessing duty on that.


This is not an uniform post.

Promotions – His/Her promotions in the order are Appraiser (Group-B Gazetted), Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and so on. There is a qualifying period of 3 years for the promotion to the post of Appraiser; means he/she cant be promoted to that post before completion of three years service as Examiner.

This post is considered to be the best among all CGLE posts. One of the main reasons is faster promotions as compared to the other posts of CGLE.
Examiner posts lie in 11 coastal cities only.

Preventive Officer (PO):

Again this is an inspector post also; and posted in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.

  • If posted in Headquarter—-Clerical/File work
  • If posted in the field (like an airport/coast etc)—-Executive work e.g. prevention of smuggling, assessment of customs duty on goods, can arrest, seize , search, detain etc. on any kind of doubt of smuggling, and etc. 


Duty is round the clock (You have to work in day/night shift).
Uniform (Ashoka Stambha with 2 yellow strips) is a must.

Promotions – His/Her promotions in the order are Superintendent (Group-B Gazetted), Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and so on. There is a qualifying period of 8 years for the promotion to the post of Superintendent; means he/she cant be promoted to that post before completion of eight years of service as PO. There is a departmental exam for confirmation; without passing in that he/she cant be made confirmed; nor he/she can be promoted to the next post. Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority.

This post like the Examiner posts lies in 11 coastal cities only.

Central Excise Inspector
This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.

  • If posted in Headquarter—-Clerical/File work
  • If posted in the field (like a range etc)—-Executive work e.g. augmentation of central excise & Service tax etc, detection of evasion of taxes etc.


Uniform (khaki) is there but generally optional to wear.

Promotions – His/Her promotions in the order are Superintendent (Group-B Gazetted), Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and so on. There is a qualifying period of 8 years for the promotion to the post of Superintendent; means he/she cant be promoted to that post before completion of eight years of service as Excise Inspector. There is a departmental exam for confirmation; without passing in that he/she cant be made confirmed; nor he/she can be promoted to the next post. Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. These posts are everywhere in the country.

Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)

This is an inspector post also; and posted in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.

  • If posted in Headquarter—-Clerical/File work
  • If posted in the field—-Executive work e.g. prevention of money laundering, to conduct searches of suspected persons, conveyances and premises and seize incriminating materials (including Indian and foreign currencies involved), to arrest and prosecute the person suspected to be involved in the act of money laundering, etc.


Promotions – His promotions in the order are Enforcement Officer (Group-B Gazetted), Assistant Director, Deputy Director and so on.

There are ten Zonal Offices of the Directorate at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. The Zonal Offices are headed by the Deputy Directors.

The Directorate has eleven Sub Zonal Offices at Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Madurai, Nagpur, Patna, Srinagar and Varanasi, which are headed by the Assistant Directors.

Inspector of Posts (IP)

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600Inspector of posts is there with every postal division. There must be 2 or more divisions in each district. This is the worst post SSC is offering. Presently IP must go to canvass people for getting Postal Life Insurance and also they have to aquire a huge sum for the department. Presently The Department of Posts has given instructions to all circles to enhance their growth by 20 percent. All such burden comes on IPs.

SI in CBI

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,200; but it’s almost equal to the total salary for the grade pay of Rs 4,600 as CBI executive staff is entitled to additional 25% on BASIC PAY + DA and in addition to that salary of 13 months instead of 12 months each year. Forget about any extra income as CBI keeps a strict watch on its people.

This is supposed to be a very powerful and influential post due to very nature of work. Any IT Inspector/ Examiner or for that matter any other central govt servant will vouch for the fact that CBI is a much feared organisation.

Life in CBI is stressful due to heavy workload and deadlines there. Training duration is 32 weeks involving physical training and training on criminal and anti-corruption laws. During the training the daily physical activity includes 2 km run, PT, Drill in the morning and Games/Unarmed Combat Course in the evening.

Friends, as it’s generally thought it is not a 24 x 7 job; but sometimes the work stretches beyond the usual working hours i.e. sometimes one has to work till 8 or 9 pm. Usually on Saturdays, if the workload is more, the work goes on as usual; though Sundays are spared. Also in some branches like Special Crime etc, the job involves a fair bit of travelling especially in the starting years. The nature and hours of work also differs from branch to branch and place to place. Some branches have less workload and so the personnel can take it easy. No uniform required.

Sub Inspectors in CBI or for that matter any rank in CBI does not possess revolver/pistol. In a very few cases, when a search is to be carried out in some dangenrous places, weapons are issued to the staff. The officers of CBI themselves are not interested in carrying weapon.

Assistant CSS

Pay Band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.As this is now the lowest post in CSS one is supposed to do every work that a clerk does; like typing, noting, drafting and all file work. Without typing you cant do. I have learnt that SO, Under Secretary and even Deputy Secretary has to do the same kind of work except some minor change.

Promotions – An Assistant in CSS can be promoted to the next post i.e. SO (Group-B Gazetted) in two ways. One by taking departmental exam and passing it and secondly without taking any exam. One becomes eligible for the departmental exam after completion of 5 years of service. It means he/she could become an SO after 6 years. Otherwise one generally gets promotion in around 10 years of service.

Status and Power wise this job is not considered to be rather good upto Under secretary level in CSS. Means nothing much associated to this. Yeah NO CORRUPTION! An Assistant in CSS is posted in various various ministries and is a DELHI job primarily.

Promotions – SO which is a group-B gazetted post with GP of Rs 4,800. An SO is fixed in the next GP of 5,400 in Pay Band-II itself after completion of 4 years service as SO.2. Under Secretary with GP of Rs 6,6003. Deputy Secretary with GP of Rs 7,6004. Director with GP of Rs 8,700

Assistant in Railway

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600. An Assistant in Railway is generally posted at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. If it’s so it should be better than CSS as an Assistant in Railway gets some additional benefits like; a little over double of the bonus that the employees of other govt organisations get (around Rs 8,000 a year) and free All India Railway AC Pass/es. Also you might be getting some kind of benefits in Ticket Reservation etc. As far as promotion prospects here are concerned they might be a little slower than CSS.

An Assistant in Railways gets 1 pass for family ( to and fro) anywhere in India free and 3 passes for family (to and fro) in which he pays 1/3rd of the total amount of fare, all this is for tier-2 AC ticket. Railway has its own railway homes all over India; so you can stay there at a very cheap rate if you using railway passes.

Assistant in MEA & Assistant (Cypher) in MEA

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.The most sought after Assistant post under CGLE due to charm of foreign posting and many other lucrative facilities like children’s education, accommodation etc and a very handsome salary of more than 1 lakh per month (perhaps upto Rs 1,25,000). But one can be posted in countries like Afganistan, Pakistan, Irak, Libya too; but nothing to fear on this count as while sending one to an other country on posting he/she is given a few choices for the needed postings and he/she is posted according to those choices preferably. If one chooses any of the countries mentioned he is given 50% more salary and his tenure there is counted as DOUBLE; means he/she has to serve there for one and a half year which is counted equal to three years.

Cypher Asst. is a little different from Assistant because they have to do the task of coding and decoding of some highly confidential language in addition. Cypher has night shifts also and has to work for 6 days. A system of 2 days off and 2 days will be night shift. Cypher Asst gets more foreign postings than general Asst but the promotional avenues are better in General Asst.

In MEA the promotional chances are very less and one can go up to the level of Under Secretary (US). He can be promoted to the next post in two ways –

  • i) Direct after 15-17 years 
  • ii) After 8 years or so after clearing departmental exams.


An Assistant (General) is supposed to be posted generally 3 years in India and 3 years in foreign and like this throughout his tenure of service whereas an Assistant (Cypher) is posted 3 years in India and 6 years in foreign and like this.

DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTANT

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,200.This post comes under CAG and this organisation only allocate the states/zones to DAs. The allocation is made to different different states’ AG offices as per the position of merit and state preferences of an individual. They discharge the role of Financial Advisers to the Executive Engineers and ensure a measure of proficiency in the accounting of public works transactions besides serving the needs of internal audit.

There are some departments in every state like agriculture; irrigation; etc. Each such department is further divided into some divisions. The head of the accounting branch of such division is called DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTANT. He has to see everything regarding expenses incurred on an item falling into his area; make estimation of an expense to be incurred on an item and make budget regarding the same; and etc. The final decision is to be taken by his seniors who normally dont make an objection on the file put by the Division Accountant. All in all this post is reported to be very good but this post does not exist in Delhi.

Promotions – The next promotional post is Divisional Accountant Officer.

Statistical Investigator-II

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,200.Office Posting: All type of clerical work like Noting, Drafting, Dispatching of documents, etc.; and Data Entry, Analysis, Tabulation, Compiling and Editing of Data, Data Encoding etc.

Field Posting: Data collection of any type of area like agricultural, ration etc, preparing rough sketch maps of areas to be enumerated etc. When on a field work he is entitled for certain allowances; Rs 500 or roundabout.

Promotions: Statistical Investigator-I (Group-B Gazetted), Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Joint Director and so on.

AUDITOR

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 5,200-20,200 with grade pay of RS 2,800.He has to pass a confirmatory exam first to be confirmed. He becomes Sr Auditor automatically after the completion of three CALENDER YEARS service as Auditor subject to his confirmation. The pay-band for Sr Auditor is 5,200-20,200 and grade pay of Rs 4,200. But an Auditor can also appear in the SAS Exam after two years of qualifying service at the post if he is confirmed. After passing the exam he becomes AAO (Assistant Audit Officer) which is a Group-B gazetted post in the pay-band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of Rs 4,800. But while on this post of AAO he has to pass certain departmental exam which has papers that are extremely difficult in nature. If they are not passed within a certain period he is subjected to be demoted to the Auditor post again. BIG DRAWBACK!

An Auditor can also to be asked to go on official tours sometimes which may run for good 9 months period even.

Tax Assistant in CBDT

Pay band – This is a post in the pay band 5,200-20,200 with grade pay of RS 2,400.Tax Assistant in CBDT can be posted at two levels – either in assessment of tax or in non-assessment.

When he/she is posted in assessment he/she is supposed to do the work related to assessment of the income tax of an individual or a partnership firm or a company or as the case maybe; and he/she is to feed that data in the computer. He/she could also be asked to do any clerical work like work related to diary and dispatch, noting, drafting etc. He/she could also be asked to accompany the RAID team.

When he is posted at a seat that belongs to non-assessment he is supposed to do only clerical work. He also gets a SIM from the department on which all STD or LOCAL calls on any phone of BSNL or MTNL are totally free. On phones of other companies he can make free calls upto 400 minutes a month; whether local or STD or both types. This SIM is provided to every TA in CBDT irrespective of type of the seat he is posted at.

Promotions – Sr TA, ITI, ITO (Group-B gazetted); Assistant commissioner and so on.

His/Her next promotion is to the post of Senior TA for which 3 years of service is a qualification; means he cant be promoted to that post before 3 years of his tenure in the post of TA. Besides a departmental exam (in the name of Departmental exam for Ministerial Staff) too is a must to pass for promotion. He/She can appear in this exam any time after his/her joining; according to the schedule declared. But this exam is just an eligibility; means he/she can be promoted only according to his seniority. After promoted to Sr TA he is promoted to ITI. For being promoted to ITI there is a departmental exam too which TA also can take but anytime after passing the departmental exam for Sr TA.

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