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SSC CGL 2021 Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO): Job Profile, Pay Scale, Career Path

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Oct 12, 2020

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AEO (Assistant Enforcement Officer) is one of the most sought-after posts because of the respect and power this position commands. The upper age limit to apply for the AEO post is 30 years and lower age limit is 18 years.

 AEO post is a group B post and deals with managing financial frauds and scams in India. The job of an AEO is to check whether the following policies are implemented or not:

  1. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA)
  2. Prevent of Money Laundering Act, 2002

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The main job of an AEO is to assist the top head ED (Enforcement Directorate) in controlling and checking the money laundering activities in India.

The job profile of an AEO can be further classified into 2 categories:

  1. Desk Job: Here the AEO sits in the office and reviews the documents submitted by various organizations such as reports, presentations and brochures. It also includes responding to official letters, maintaining files, replying to official correspondences, managing intra-departmental communication.
  2. Field Job: Just like any other field job AEO field job is also difficult in nature, this involves going to raids, and do several day long observations, to identify and raid the premises of the suspect. The main job is to gather intelligence about money laundering or check crimes of economic nature.

Few Advantages of working as an AEO

  1. Working in big cities, particularly metropolitans
  2. Transfer takes place only after 3 years.
  3. Large amount of monetary dealing per day.
  4. Lot of power
  5. Respect in the society, on promotion you get your own cabin.

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Work location

Generally, the work location is in main cities but there are Zonal offices where one is deployed for work-related projects. The details of the main offices and zonal work offices are as follows:

Office Head Office details City details
Enforcement Director Head Quarters New Delhi
Special Directors of Enforcement Department Regional offices Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Delhi
Joint Directors of Enforcement department Zonal Offices Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Srinagar
Deputy Directors of Enforcement Department Sub-Zonal Offices Bhubaneshwar, Kozhikode, Indore, Madurai, Nagpur, Allahabad, Raipur, Dehradun, Ranchi, Surat, Shimla

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Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances for Assistant Enforcement Officer

After the implementation of the 7th pay commission, the in-hand salary has become quite handsome. The basic pay is now INR 44,900/-. The details of the additional benefits like TA, DA, etc along with the basic pay can be seen below. There are three categories according to the location where the AEO is posted. The location which is remote has the following details:

Basic + Allowances X category Y category Z category
Basic 44900 44900 44900
DA 0 0 0
HRA 10776 7184 3592
TA 3600 1800 1800
DA and TA 0 0 0
Gross salary 59276 53884 50292
NPS 4490 4490 4490
CGHS 325 325 325
CGEGIS 2500 2500 2500
Deductions 7315 7315 7315
Salary in Hand 51961 46569 42977

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Career Path

The hierarchy of promotion or career path of an AEO recruited through SSC CGL exam

  • Enforcement officer (Group B Gazetted post in 4-6 years)
  • Assistant Director of Enforcement Directorate
  • Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate
  • Joint director
  • Additional Director
  • Special Director in Enforcement Directorate

Other details

Working hours

The AEO officers serving within the office usually have regular 9 to 5 job. However, if one is working on the field, then you need to work in shifts. The timings of field job is flexible and you can be called for duty anytime within the 24 hours. The work hour adjustments are done but that does not mean that all the extra hours will be adjusted. You can have uncertain long working hours.


Generally, transfers are done under two circumstances – if there are any allegations against the candidate or the candidate has requested for the transfer. After the transfer, you will not be disturbed for at least 3 years. One is deployed at a particular location for a minimum period of 3 years. 

Promotion policy of AEO

Generally, the promotions after joining as an AEO takes place within 3 years. The first two promotions for an AEO is achievable within the first 8-9 years. After this, the next promotion takes some time. All the promotions are managed by the headquarters located at Delhi.

Social Status

The position of power comes with the AEO post. As you start moving up in the hierarchy more respect is earned.

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Is AEO job good for women?

A lot of power and respect is associated with the post of AEO, but it gets gradually difficult to work in the field. Also, the working hours are very irregular & hectic and regular transfers make it very difficult to manage for women. However, these days special checks are there to ensure those female employees are safe and are able to work with minimum stress.

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