SSC Stenographer Grade C and D- Job Profile, Promotions, Pay and Scope

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Sep 27, 2018

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A stenographer is someone who works in a courtroom or any legal proceedings corporate place and transcribes spoken words by typing them into a steno machine, a kind of shorthand typewriter. Fast and accurate typing skills are vital for a stenographer job. This year, SSC or Staff Selection Commission will release the official notification for Stenographer exam in the 1st week of October 2018.

This year, SSC Stenographer 2018 is expected to be conducted in November 2018 in computer-based mode. Candidates who are intermediate graduates can apply online for the post of Stenographer (Grade C and D). Last year, there were more than 1400 vacancies offered by SSC for the post.

Stenographer post offered by SSC is a Central Government Job with a satisfactory salary and social respect. A breif job description of the post is as follows:

  • Speech Writing given by the officer
  • Press Conference Briefings
  • Assisting the Minister or Officer
  • Helping in PRs (Public Relations)

SSC Stenographer Job Profile (Grade C and D)

Stenographers’ work profile will depend upon his/her Grade and where he/she is posted. Grade C Stenographers are posted in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, located mostly in Delhi while Grade D Stenographers are categorized in two groups as under:

  • Group 'X' - For Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi.
  • Group ‘Y’ - For Departments of Central Government including all over the country.

Given below are some of the top jobs offered for the candidates qualifying the examination.

SSC Steno Grade C SSC Steno Grade D
Armed Forces HQs Stenographers Service Grade C Armed Forces HQs Stenographers Service Grade D
Indian Foreign Service (B) Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade D
Election Commission of India Central Vigilance Commission
Central Vigilance Commission Election Commission of India Stenographer Grade D
President’s Secretariat Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade III
Many more posts in Govt. Depts/ Organisations and Attached Offices of GOI  Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
(-) Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer Service
(-) Directorate of Forensic Science

They have a proper work schedule and have to work daily during the government office hours, no extra work hours and working in shifts. Besides this, the duties include assisting with phone calls, dealing with visitors, handling of official documents and files, fixing appointments, arranging meetings, maintaining the diary, liaison within and outside the office, arranging travel related matters, etc.


SSC Stenographer Salary/ Pay

When we talk about the salary, the following questions pop up in our mind like:

  • What is the basic salary of SSC Stenographer?
  • How much is the Grade Pay/ pay scale?
  • What are the allowances offered in SSC Stenographer Jobs?

One must make note that the salary or the pay of Stenographer varies as per the grade he/she is posted in. Given below is the information related to it:

SSC Stenographer Grade C Salary and Allowances

All the Stenographer Grade C candidates will be posted in Ministries/Departments of Central Government.

Pay Scale 9300-34800
Grade Pay 4200/- (Pay Band 2)
Initial Pay 5200
Total Pay (i) + (ii) 14500

SSC Stenographer Grade D Salary and Allowances

Group D Candidates will be posted in two subgroups X and Y. Where X group will get posting in Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi and Group Y will get in Departments of Central Government including all over the country.

Pay Scale 5200-20200
Grade Pay 2400/- (Pay Band 1)
Initial Pay 5200
Total Pay (i) + (ii) 7600

Apart from the salary, SSC Stenographers will also be entitled to receive various allowances. These allowances are:

  • DA on Total Pay above
  • Transport Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance

According to current pay scales, the selected candidate would get a salary of around INR 23,000 p/m initially (can vary a little as per place of posting).


SSC CGL Career Path/ Scope

As a Stenographer, you will be getting immense opportunities for promotion and grow personally and professionally. The promotions are done on the basis of experience, so as your experience grows your salary and other responsibilities will get enhanced.

The promotion will also depend upon candidates’ ability to clear the departmental examinations conducted from time to time, these departmental examinations even give chances of quick promotion to higher cadres. If candidates pass all the departmental exams timely, they can go reasonably higher in the grade as well.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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