SSC CGL is a premier national level recruiting exam held every year for the recruitment of candidates to serve in various central government ministries and departments. Out of the various posts that, are filled through SSC CGL 2017 , the post of Inspectors has special liking among candidates from commerce background.
The reason for it may be sighted from the fact that the job profile of an Inspector carries a certain amount of power and aura, high social status, job satisfaction, etc. All these perks and packages make this profile a hot favorite among candidates.
Candidates aspiring for the post of Inspector would have to take the SSC CGL 2017 exam which is an online based 4 tier (4th tier only for Auditor’s post) exam. Each tier would be an eliminating one where candidates not qualifying the cut-off would be eliminated from the further recruitment process.
The vacancy for all the four posts of the Inspector is yet to be disclosed by the SSC. This year SSC has come out with some changes in the application process and vacancy disclosure.
From this year SSC has adopted a method of disclosing vacancies for that year in later stages and not at the time of application. The reason behind this is that many departments and ministries submit their vacancies after the beginning of recruitment process for that year.
The vacancies for the post of the Inspectors are expected to be similar in number as that of last year. For your reference, we have tabled the vacancies for the post of Inspectors from the previous year.
|Post||Vacancies (Including SC, ST, and OBC)|
|Inspector (Preventive officer)||121|
|Inspector (Central Excise)||855|
|Inspector of Income Tax||319|
Due to the large preference of this post among male candidates, the cut-off for the job always hovers on the higher side. With a limited number of the posts under the recruitment process, the competition for grabbing the job is cut-throat. However, for someone who is preparing for the exam from quite sometimes, it would not be difficult to achieve that cut-off. For you reference, we have tabled the previous year’s cut-off for the post of Inspectors.
|Inspector (Preventive officer)||General||501.52|
|Inspector (Central Excise)||General||496.25|
|Inspector of Income Tax||General||519.25|
The cut-off can vary from the previous year as it depends upon multiple factors. Following factor affect the cut-off of this year’s (for that matter any year’s) SSC CGL 2017 exam post wise cut-off.
Thus, cut-off is variable in nature and can change every year. However, the wider range would be in accordance with the above tabled cut-off.
As we discussed earlier in this article that the profile of Inspector has four sub-profiles, and each sub-profile has different work environment. We will here discuss the job profile of each post.
As a preventive officer you would get either field posting or office posting. If you are posted in office, just like other SSC jobs, you will do a lot of file and paperwork. In field posting, you would feel like actual customs preventive officer.
As an Inspector of (Central Excise), you would work for Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) which is a part of the Department of Revenue under Finance, Ministry.
Office job would involve lots of paperwork where as the field job would involve monitoring of units manufactured, goods exported, prevention of evasion etc.
It as an all-time coastal job, you will be posted in the coastal areas of the country throughout your service tenure.
It is a non-uniform job. There are chances of doing clerical type paperwork if posted in the Headquarters otherwise it would mostly involve field work on the coasts and ports.
The job profile of an ITI involves both office and field work. The core area of daily job responsibilities depends upon the area you get posted to after joining. In Income tax department, there are two separate sections where a newly joined ITI can be posted. These are
In Assessment Section there is more of desk work. The job profile would include assessment of Income Tax which citizens or companies are liable to pay. Handling refund claims and TDS related queries fall under this category of job profile.
Work Timings are defined by the department. Generally office timings are from 9 AM to 5 PM, but in some special cases like of an impending raid or search the Inspector is required to work for longer than usual and for uncertain conditions.
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 Inspectors are tabled below for your reference.
|Post||Grade Pay||In hand (Approximate)|
|Inspector (Preventive officer)||4600||40,000|
|Inspector (Central Excise)||4600||40,000|
|Inspector of Income Tax||4600||40,000|
Apart from pay commission revision there are Dearness Allowance revisions which are frequent and would be 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 four posts of Inspector involves both field work and office work with high leaning towards field work chances of transfer are high. Candidates opting for the post of Inspectors should keep in mind that transfer is a part of their job.
The growth prospects for all the four posts are quite good. For, your reference we have listed the various promotions options for all the posts of Inspector.
The growth opportunities for Inspector (Central Excise) are identical to that of Preventive officer. The reason being overlapping nature of work and supervision of same parent authority.
The promotion path for Inspector (Examiner) is similar with that of other Inspector profiles and involves gradual promotion opportunities. The promotion opportunities are listed below.
The career growth of an ITI is stable and rewarding. Once you get posted as an ITI in CBDT your career growth will follow the following path
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.