SSC CHSL 2017 Job Profile and Career Prospects

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Dec 6, 2017

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Shivani Tiwari

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SSC CHSL is scheduled in the month of January. The government recruits for various clerical positions in ministries and departments through the SSC CHSL (10+2) selection process. The names of posts for which aspirants will be hired under SSC CHSL are:

Here, we are providing you job roles and responsibilities of each of these posts. Go through the SSC CHSL salary structure and career paths as discussed below and choose your preference order based on what you would like to do in your career.

Data Entry Operator (DEO) Career Details

Talking about SSC CHSL DEO job profile, there is a total of 506 vacancies for the year 2017-18. To get shortlisted for CHSL DEO Job profile, one has to clear various phases of examination conducted by SSC Commission. SSC CHSL Selection Procedure consists of a 3-tier process.

A Data Entry Operator, working at any offices under the ministries or departments of the government of India, is required to perform the data processing operations in computers on daily basis. DEO has to update all the important data in the computer and synchronize it with the company’s profile.

SSC DEO Job Roles and Responsibilities

Some roles and responsibilities allotted to SSC CHSL DEO Job Profile.

  • DEO is responsible for typing all important data through the computer & feed it into the company’s database.
  • Be comfortable in working on software’s like MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Prepare reports.
  • DEO scans through all the necessary information, tables and the structure of the company mix them together to prepare a proper database for the company in a detailed way.
  • May write letters and do work related to SSC CHSL LDC in their absence at the office.

SSC CHSL DEO Salary Structure

The salary of DEOs depends upon the ministry or department they get selected to as some of these provide a higher grade pay than the others. The basic pay scale for SSC CHSL DEO lies in the range INR 5200 – INR 20,200 along with the initial grade pay of INR 2400.

This amounts to a gross monthly salary of INR 19000 – INR 20,000.

SSC CHSL DEO Career Prospects

The promotions chances for SSC CHSL DEO job profile depends upon various factors like departmental promotions, experience, category, etc.

SSC CHSL DEO, after promotion may have chance to become-

  • Console Operator
  • Senior Console Operator
  • Data Processor
  • Senior Data Processor
  • Data Managers

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) Career Details

This year, there are around 1321 vacancies for the post of SSC CHSL LDC job profile. LDCs are assigned to various Ministries and Departments of Central Government and conduct routine tasks. 

Some important skills required for this job are: proficiency in typing, inter-personal relations, maintenance of registers and documents, sense of responsibility, knowledge of rules and regulations and ability to apply them and ability to co-ordinate with others.

SSC LDC Job Roles and Responsibilities

The various job roles and responsibilities of a LDC are:

  • Typing
  • Registration of mails.
  • Receiving documents & maintaining the record of the same.
  • Preparation of simple drafts and statements.
  • Indexing, registering and maintaining file registers.

SSC LDC Salary Structure

The basic pay scale for SSC CHSL LDC lies in the range INR 5200 – INR 20,200 along with the initial grade pay of INR 1900. This amounts to a gross monthly salary of INR 19,000.

SSC CHSL LDC Career Prospects

LDC is the starting level clerical position in Central Government Ministries and Departments. The next level of positions available during the career are:

  • Assistant/ Upper Divisional Clerk
  • Division Clerk
  • Section Officer

SSC CHSL Postal/Sorting Assistant Career Details

Postal / Sorting Assistants are clerical level positions in mainly the Postal Department of the Indian Government. In Postal Department, there are various cadres which employ Postal / Sorting Assistants. The job roles and responsibilities for each of these are as follow:

Job Roles & Responsibilities

Name of Post Roles & Responsibilities
PAPO (Postal Assistant in Post Offices)

Postal Assistant is the person who sits at the counter & helps you in booking the article.

The benefit of PAPO is that you will always be updated with the latest changes happening in the post office environment and you can regularly come across many customers.

PASBCO (Postal Assistant in Savings Bank Control Organization)

A PASBCO cannot work in all Post Offices. The posting will only be in the Head Post Offices.

A Postal Assistant in Savings Bank Control Organization (PASBCO) will be required to monitor the Savings Bank’s related work.

PACO/RO (Postal Assistant in Circle/Regional Offices)

PACO/RO is a separate administrative cadre and those selected are posted at circle/regional offices.

PA is required to perform the file related work and will not be dealing directly with the customers.

PARLO (Postal Assistant in Returned Letter offices)

In the Returned Letter offices, efforts are made to locate the correct address of the addressee, and if located, mail is forwarded to the addressee.

Mail which cannot be delivered either to the addressee or to the sender is disposed of after detention for the prescribed period.

PAMMS (Postal Assistant in Mail Motor Services) A Postal Assistant in Mail Motor Services (PAMMS) plays an important role in intra-city transmission of mail between Mail Offices and Post Offices.
PAFPO (Postal Assistant in Foreign Post Organization) A Postal Assistant in Foreign Post Organization (PAFPO) deals with the foreign articles transmitted through Post office network.
SARMS (Sorting Assistant in Railway Mail Service)

A Sorting Assistant (SA) will be posted in RMS Units available within the circle mainly situated in a Railway Station or near it. SA will be working in shifts and often had to work in night shifts also.

At RMS, the SA is required to sort mails being sent through the Post Office Network.

SSC CHSL Posting/ Sorting Assistants Salary Structure

Postal or Sorting Assistants lie in Pay Band 1 with a pre-revised pay structure of INR 5200 – INR 20200 and grade pay of INR 2400.  This amounts to a gross monthly salary of INR 20,000.  This is the highest salary level available amongst all posts under the SSC CHSL recruitment.

SSC CHSL Posting/ Sorting Assistants Career Prospects

The career growth for these positions is similar across all cadres. The career path is as below:

  • Lower Selection Grade (LSG) / Supervisor
  • Higher Selection Grade (HSG) II / Senior Supervisor
  • Higher Selection Grade (HSG) II / Chief Supervisor

SSC CHSL Court Clerks Career Details

As the name suggests, the appointments are likely to be in various judicial bodies in the capital, such as Supreme Court, or NHRC or other tribunal courts.

SSC CHSL Court Clerk Job Roles and Responsibilities

The primary job responsibilities are:

  • Handling administrative work regarding hearings.
  • Placing checked records in rack and taking them out as and when required.

SSC Court Clerk Salary Structure

Court Clerks lie in Pay Band 1 with a pre-revised pay structure of INR 5200 – INR 20200 and grade pay of INR 1900.  This amounts to a gross monthly salary of INR 19,000.

SSC Court Clerk Career Prospects

The career path for a Court Clerk in the Central Government Departments is mentioned below in the increasing order.

  • Assistant Clerk
  • Bench Clerk
  • Head Clerk

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