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As we discussed earlier in this article that the profile of auditor has three sub-profiles, and each sub-profile has different work environment. We will here discuss the job profile of each post.
If you are posted C & AG, you will be posted in the states AG office which is generally situated in a state capital or some time into the big city of the state.
The pay scale for all the post has been revised after the 7th Pay commission’s implementation. The pay scale of auditors has also seen an upward revision. The grade pay and in hand (approximate) salary for various posts of Auditor are tabled below for your reference.
|Post||Grade Pay||In hand (Approximate)|
|Auditor CAG||2800||30,000 to 35,000|
|Auditor CGDA||2800||30,000 to 35,000|
|Auditor C & AG||2800||30,000 to 35,000|
Apart from pay commission revision, there are Dearness Allowance revisions which are frequent and would help in upgrading the salary. The DA hike is more or less takes place within a year’s gap.
As we discussed under the job profile that all the three posts of auditor involve posting anywhere across the country. Since there is the office of AG, CAG in every state capital you would mostly be placed in the capital city. Candidates opting for the post of auditors should keep in mind that transfer is a part of their job. However, later on, your career, you get to settle in the head offices in Delhi.
Auditor C & AG opportunities
Promotion wise this post is good. You can appear for SAS (Subordinate Account Service) exam after completion of 2 years of service as an Auditor. After clearing the exam you become Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) with grade pay of INR 4800. In case you couldn’t clear the exam then you would have to wait for normal promotion which usually takes place after three years. The promotion chart for auditor in C & AG is listed below.
Only a few people are promoted to the level of AAG and DAG as it takes long-time.
In this post, there are two ways of getting a promotion. First by clearing the SAS exam and second by regular departmental promotion. However, unlike CAG and C & AG the first promotion in CGDA takes six years as compared to three years in the other two. Other promotions are similar to the auditor profile in CAG and C & AG.
The promotion path for CAG is similar to that of the C & AG profile and involves both examination and regular mode of promotion with enhanced grade pay. The job profile, responsibility, and promotion profile are also similar to that of C & AG.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.