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SSC CGL Salary Structure, Pay Scale, Allowances & Benefits 2021

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Nov 11, 2020

Each year, SSC CGL exams are taken by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit the most deserving candidates for Group B/C posts. Candidates are selected for different roles within several ministries and Government departments. By conducting these exams each year, the department appoints eligible candidates for Group B/C posts. The salary and perks offered to the employees will differ based on the post they have been selected for. Besides, the location and city where they get posted for an essential role in fixing the salary and other perks.

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CGL Highlights

Key Highlights about SSC CGL Salary 2021

  • The maximum salary in the SSC CGL department is offered to the Assistant Audit Officers. Their monthly salary varies from INR 55,626 to INR 65,318.
  • Based on the kind of job you will responsible for, your pay level will be fixed. The SSC CGL Pay Level begins from 4 and 8.
CGL Salary

SSC CGL Pay Levels

SSC CGL Pay Levels SSC CGL Pay Scales (in INR)
4 25,500-81,100
5 29,200-92,300
6 35400-1,12,400
7 44,900-1,42,400
8 47,600-1,51,100
CGL Post-wise Salary

Post-Wise SSC CGL Salary

SSC CGL Pay Level-8 (Salary varies from INR 47,600 to 1,51,100)

Post Name & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre Details about the Posts Grade Pay
Post: Assistant Audit Officer;
Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG
Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) INR 4,800
Post: Assistant Accounts Officer;
Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG
Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) INR 4,800

SSC CGL 2021 Posts: Pay Level-7 (INR 44,900 to INR 1,42,400)

Name of Post & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre Classification of Posts Grade Pay
Post: Assistant Section Officer
Department: Central Secretariat Service
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant Section Officer
Department: Intelligence Bureau
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant Section Officer
Department: Ministry of Railway
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant Section Officer
Department: Ministry of External Affairs
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant Section Officer
Department: AFHQ
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant
Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant
Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant Section Officer
Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Inspector of Income Tax
Department: CBDT
Group “C” 4,600
Post: Inspector (Central Excise)
Department: CBIC
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Department: CBIC
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Inspector (Examiner)
Department: CBIC
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Assistant Enforcement Officer
Department: Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Sub Inspector
Department: Central Bureau of Investigation
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Inspector Posts
Department: Department of Post
Group “B” 4,600
Post: Inspector
Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics
Group “B” 4,600

SSC CGL Pay Level-6 (INR 35400 – INR 112400)

Post Name & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre Details about the Posts Grade Pay
Post: Assistant;
Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
Group “B” 4,200
Post: Assistant Superintendent;
Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations
Group “B” 4,200
Post: Divisional Accountant;
Department: Offices under C&AG
Group “B” 4,200
Post: Sub Inspector;
Department: National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Group “B” 4,200
Post: Junior Statistical Officer;
Department: M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation
Group “B” 4,200
Post: Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Department: Registrar General of India
Group “B” 4,200

SSC CGL 2021 Posts: Pay Level-5 (Rs 29,200 to 92,300)

Post Name & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre Posts Grade Pay
Post: Auditor Department: Offices under C&AG Group “C” 2,800
Auditor; Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C” 2,800
Auditor; Offices under CGDA Group “C” 2,800
Accountant; Offices under CGDA Group “C” 2,800
Accountant/Junior Accountant; Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C” 2,800

SSC CGL Pay Level-4 (salary varies from INR 25,500 to 81,100)

Post Name & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre Classification of Posts Grade Pay
Post: Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks; Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 2,400
Tax Assistant; CBDT Group “C” 2,400
Tax Assistant; CBIC Group “C” 2,400
Sub Inspector; Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2,400
Upper Divisions Clerk; Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD) Group “C” 2,400
CGL Allowances

SSC CGL Salary: Other Allowances (HRA, TA, DA)

In addition to the basic pay, other benefits like House Rent Allowance (HRA), Travel Allowance (TA), Dearness Allowance (DA) etc. are a part of SSC CGL employees’ salary.

HRA

HRA is for the SSC CGL employees so that they can pay the house rent. The HRA is decided based on the city in which employees get posted and is segmented into three categories. It is offered to the employees so that they can pay their house rent. As per the norm set by the department, HRA must not be less than INR 5400/- pm, INR 3600/- pm and INR 1800/- per month based on the cities.

City Classification HRA (in %)
X (Urban cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore) 24
Y (Towns with population for more than 5 lakh) 16
Z (rural areas) 8

TA

Like HRA, TA is also segmented into three categories, which are highlighted in the following:

Classification of cities Travel Allowances
X (8 urban cities including Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune) 3,600
Y (Towns having a population of more than over 5 lakh) 1,800
Z (rural areas) 1,800

DA

Dearness Allowance or DA means the cost of living adjustment allowance. Under the 7th Pay Commission, DA is fixed at 17 per cent of the basic pay.

Medical Allowance

All SSC CGL employees get medical expenses government reimbursed.

Special Security Allowance

In case some employees work with a special organization like CBI, IB, or any Security Agencies, then they are entitled to get an additional 20% of Basic Pay as Special Security Allowances (SSA)

Transport Allowance (TA)

The rate of transport allowance each month differ based on the location you are residing:

  • Employees posted in main cities will be paid INR 3600 as TA.
  • Employees who got job posting in all other places will get INR 1800 as TA.
CGL FAQs

SSC CGL FAQs

Ques. How much salary will one get post getting recruited through the SSC CGL exam?

Ans: The SSC CGL salary of a candidate depends on the post for which s/he is shortlisted.

Ques. For which posts, the department takes SSC CGL exams?

Ans. SSC CGL exams are taken to appoint candidates for different Group-B and -C posts within the ministries/departments/organizations of the Government of India.

Ques. Almost how many SSC CGL posts are announced each year?

Ans. The total number of SSC CGL vacancies differs each year.

Ques. What are the pay scales offered to SSC CGL candidates who hot recruited?

Ans. Based on the post, SSC CGL qualified candidates mostly get the following pay scales:

  • INR 25,500-81,100
  • INR 29,200-92,300
  • INR 35400-1,12,400
  • INR 44,900-1,42,400
  • INR 47,600-1,51,100

Ques. Can you explain some other kinds of allowances given to the employees?

Ans. Candidates who got appointed through the SSC CGL exam get several other benefits as well including House Rent Allowance (HRA), Travel Allowance (TA) and Dearness Allowance (DA).

Ques.What is an average salary offered to an SSC CGL employee at pay level 4?

Ans. The almost gross salary offered to an SSC CGL employee at pay level 4 is INR 33,675-39,555.

Ques. Which are the best posts in the SSC CGL based on the salary and work?

Ans. Some of the best posts in SSC CGL based on their salary and work include Sub-inspector CBI, AAO, Assistants MEA, Inspector posts- Income-tax, Central Excise, Examiner, Assistants in ministries.

Ques. Which is the highest SSC CGL post where one can get maximum Hand Salary?

Ans. SSC CGL gives maximum INR 53,444 as hand salary for the employees working as Assistant in Railway (Ministry) department.

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

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