SSC CHSL 2021 Salary for LDC, DEO, SA, PA, JSA Posts with In-Hand Salary & Benefits

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Mar 23, 2021

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the CHSL exam for differents posts like Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO) & postal assistant. Read the SSC CHSL latest news here

According to the revised pay scale, the starting salary in SSC CHSL officers is INR 17,000 – 18,000/-. Along with the revised pay scale, SSC provides transport, house rent, dearness, and other special allowance. 

As per the latest notification, there is a hike to 22-24 % in the SSC CHSL salary structure after the 7th pay commission. Get all the government exam news and notification here

SSC CHSL Salary Components

To understand the salary structure, it is important to know the components mentioned below :

Pay Scale Payscale depends on the duties and responsibilities you handle at job. This is the salary set by the employer.
Basic Pay This is the initial salary + grade pay. It also depends upon your job profile.
CPC Fitment Factor The modifications after the 7th pay of commission are CPC Fitment Factor. All other evaluations play a role while deciding the CPC.
HRA HRA stands for House Rent Allowance. This is a reimbursement provided to the employees as stay ease.
NPS NPS means the National Pension Scheme. A small amount of your monthly income is deducted from the salary and that same amount is given to the person in his old age on monthly basis.
CGEGIS CGEGIS stands for Central Govt. Employees Group Insurance Scheme. The scheme offers a two-way benefit process- an insurance cover in order to help the employee’s family and a lump sum amount to augment their resources on retirement.
CGHS CGHS stands for Central Government Health Scheme. This scheme provides medical facilities to the employees.

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SSC CHSL Post-wise Salary Structure

The pay scale is varied for different posts. The below table represents the pay scale of four different posts.


SSC CHSL Pay Scales (in Rs)

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)


Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)


Postal Assistant (PA)


Sorting Assistant (SA)


Data Entry Operator (DEO)


DEO (Grade A)


SSC CHSL 2020 Pay Scale
Salary after 7 Pay Commission

SSC CGL Salary Structure after 7th Pay Commission

Post Name Basic Pay City HRA TA Gross In-Hand Salary
LDC / JSA 19900 X 4776 1350 26026 22411
19900 Y 3184 900 23984 20369
19900 Z 1592 900 22392 18777
DEO / PA / SA 25500 X 6120 3600 35220 31045
25500 Y 4080 1800 31380 27205
25500 Z 2040 1800 29340 25165

SSC CHSL Salary for LDC and JSA Officers

The in-hand salary for LDC and JSA will be around INR 23,000 per month. The below table shows the salary details of LDC and JSA.

LDC & JSA Salary Details
Salary Details City X City Y City Z
Pay Scale 5200 – 20200 5201 – 20200 5202 – 20200
Grade Pay 1900 1900 1900
Basic Pay 7100 7100 7100
CPC Fitment Factor 18247 18247 18247
HRA 4379.28 2919.52 1459.76
Transport Allowance 1350 900 900
Gross Pay 23976.28 22066.52 20606.76

Deductions in Salary

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS 710 710 710
CGEGIS 1500 1500 1500
CGHS 125 125 125
Total Deductions 2335 2335 2335
Net Salary 21641.28 19731.52 18271.76

SSC CHSL Salary Structure for DEO / PA / SA

The in-hand salary of Data Entry Operator (DEO)/ Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) will be around INR 32,000 per month. The table given below represents the salary details of DEO, PA and SA posts.

DEO/PA/SA Salary Details
Salary Details City X City Y City Z
Pay Scale 5200 – 20200 5200 – 20200 5200 – 20200
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic Pay 9910 9910 9910
CPC Fitment Factor 25468.7 25468.7 25468.7
HRA 6112.488 4074.992 2037.496
Transport Allowance 3600 1800 1800
Gross Pay 35181.188 31343.69 29306.2

Deductions in Salary

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS 991 991 991
CGEGIS 1500 1500 1500
CGHS 125 125 125
Total Deductions 2616 2616 2616
Net Salary 32565.188 28727.69 26690.2

SSC CHSL Salary: Allowances

Staff Selection Commission also provides the allowances for the post of LDC/ JSA/ PA/ SA/ DEO.

SSC CHSL Allowances given
  1. Transport Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. Dearness Allowance
  4. Other Special Allowance

House Rent Allowance

Category of Cities HRA Before 7th Pay Commission HRA After 7th Pay Commission
X 30% 24%
Y 20% 16%
Z 10% 8%

SSC CHSL Job Profile and Promotion Policies

Staff Selection Commission also provides promotions from time to time. The promotion policy is different for Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Sorting Assistants (SA) / Postal Assistants (PA) and Court Clerk.

SSC CHSL Job Profiles

Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

Job Profile - The work responsibilities of LDC and JSA includes office tasks like maintain data, files, and documents of the office in a systematic manner. LDCs are first-level clerks in government organizations.

Promotion Policy - LDC can be promoted as Upper Division Clerk, Division Clerk and Section Officer.

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Job Profile - DEO needs to handle office computers. So, applicants are required to have sufficient knowledge of computers. Candidates should also have good typing speed. Typing is one of the most responsibilities of a DEO post.

Promotion Policy - A DEO has to give different exams conducted by SSC for promotions. It can be promoted as Data Entry Operator Grade B, Grade C and Grade F (system analyst).

Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)

Job Profile - PA/SA responsibilities include disposal of mails and maintaining the data, customer support, handling customer queries and providing them a feasible solution etc.

Promotion Policy - In postal assistant designation, a candidate has to gain 5 years of experience and give Postmaster Grade I examination to promoted as Supervisor (LSG), Senior Supervisor and Chief Supervisor (HSS).

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