SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Job Profile, Salary, Growth Opportunities

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Jul 24, 2020

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SSC or Staff Selection Commission recruits for Non-Gazetted level jobs in the government via the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam. SSC CGL is conducted every year to recruit for positions like Income Tax Inspector, Preventive Officer, Central Excise Inspector, Statistical Investigator, Sub Inspector in CBI, etc.

Income Tax Inspector is one of the most popular and prestigious jobs offered through SSC CGL. People take up this job as it is a matter of great social status. Timely promotions, professional satisfaction, and good allowances make it a good position to hold.

The income tax department is a central agency responsible for the collection and monitoring of tax. A tax is a compulsory contribution imposed on workers’ income and government and business profits. The responsibility of Income Tax department is to administer direct taxation acts passed by the Indian Parliament. The job profile, career path, growth opportunities and pay scale of an Income Tax Inspector is mentioned here. This can help aspirants solve all their queries about this job. Check SSC CGL Cutoff Post Wise Cutoff


The age limit for the post of CGL Income Tax Inspector Job is 30 years with age relaxation benefit to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, etc. Qualifications wise one has to hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized University. 

Check Detailed SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

Selection Process

SSC CGL Test is undertaken for the appointment of an Income Tax Inspector and several other positions. The exam is divided into three parts i.e.

  •  Tier 1 (Prelims)
  •  Tier 2 (Mains)
  •  Tier 3 (Descriptive Test)

All these Levels must be eligible by an applicant and the cutoff clear for each. This relies but on the number of applicants eligible as well as the number of openings required. The final  SSC CGL Result  will be declared in the month of August 2020 (tentatively).

Income Tax Inspector Job Profile

SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Job Profile

One of the primary job positions offered for SSC is of a  CGL Income Tax Inspector. In the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), it is a Group-C position. CBDT operates throughout the nation to raise direct taxes. Direct taxes could be defined as income tax, corporate tax, wealth tax, and so forth. An Income Tax Officer can expect their posting either in Assessment or in Non-Assessment Section:

Assessment section 

A job in this section includes work related to desk job details that come with the title of Income Tax Inspector.

  • You will be responsible for assessing income tax that people, company, or partnership firms are liable to pay.
  • You will also have to handle refund claims and TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) queries.

Non-Assessment section 

A job in this section will subject you to field work.

  • Inspectors employed in this section can be a part of the rapid response team that conducts raids.
  • The ITIs who are given non-assessment duties usually have to perform only clerical duties.
  • Their job is limited to filing official paperwork and occasionally accompanying raid teams.

Working Hours for Income Tax Inspector 

Working hours are mainly the standard as of any Indian Government Job which is 9 am to 6 pm but in Non-Assessment one may work for the longer duration under the rough environment such as raids, searches, arrests, etc. If you are into the Investigation wing, then you require to work even on the weekend. Without taking a break, the employees would have to work for 3 to 4 days constantly (in the peak season). 

SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Transfer options

Transfer: There are two types of transfer available in the dept.

  • Annual General Transfer
  • Inter Charge Transfer

The transfer is possible but it’s not too certain or an easy thing to happen. There are multiple factors taken into consideration which must be in your favor

  • There must be vacancies in the zone you want to get transferred to.
  • Either you must have valid grounds for applying for ICT cited in CBDT circular or else 3 years of service.
  • Administration of both zones must be cooperative and liberal.

Income Tax Inspector Salary & Growth

SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Salary & Growth

The in-hand salary of the ITI differs based on the city they posted. Check the following table to get a detailed understanding of it:

SSC CGL ITI Salary City X City Y City Z
Basic Pay 44900 44900 44900
HRA 10776 7184 3592
DA 7633 7633 7633
TA 3600 1800 1800
DA on TA 612 306 306
Gross Earnings 67521 63929 60337
NPS Deduction 10% (Basic + DA) 5253 5253 5253
CGHS 350 350 350
CGEIS 30 30 30
Total Deductions 5633 5633 5633
Net earnings 61888 58296 54704
Govt Contribution 7355 7355 7355

Besides the pay and allowances, a CGL Income Tax Inspector has lots of opportunities in terms of promotions and raises. 

Rank Pay Scale
Principal chief Commissioner of IT INR 80,000
Chief Commissioner INR 75,550-80,000
Principal Commissioner INR 67,000-79,000
Commissioner INR 37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay of INR 10,000
Additional/Joint Commissioner INR 37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay of 8,700/ INR 15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay of 7,600
Deputy Commissioner INR 15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay of INR 6,600.
Assistant Commissioner INR 15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay of 5,400
Income Tax Officer INR 9,300-34,800 + Grade Pay of INR 4,800/INR 5,400
Income Tax Inspector INR 9,300-34,800 + Grade Pay of 4,600

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The career grows eventually through various positions of dignity. The Commissioner positions take ample experience and work reputation.

  • Income Tax Officer (ITO)
  • Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (ACIT)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (DCIT)
  • Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT)
  • Additional Commissioner of Income Tax (ADCIT)
  • Commissioner of Income Tax

SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector: Perks & Allowances

Initially, they get paid around INR 9,000 INR but slowly it may rise up to INR 35,000 in addition to Grade Pay which is around INR 4,600. Apart from pay there are many more allowances that are offered like:

  • DA (Dearness Allowance) on Total Pay (approx. 107%)
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  • House Rent Allowance
  • 30 liters Petrol
  • Mobile Bill (limited)

Income Tax Inspector Cut Off

Cutoff for SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector

The cutoff for CGL Income Tax Inspector is generally higher than others as it is the most desired and has a lucrative job profile. Though the cutoff changes every year the last year’s is given below:

Category Cut Off
General 578.75/700
OBC 557.75/700
SC 515.25/700
ST 511.50/700
Ex-serviceman 482.50/700
OH 489.50/700
HH 473.00/700

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Training of a CGL Income Tax Inspector

Training is conducted for all the selected candidates. The preparation is for a period of 12 weeks and is performed at the National Preparation Center for Direct Taxes (DTRTI) in the area to which they were assigned. It lasts for around 12 weeks where one learns various tax codes, regulatory processes, and forces of inquiry.

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