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Life After Clearing SSC CHSL - Job Profiles, Promotional Policies and Career Growth

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May 3, 2021

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SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam is one of the examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of various Class-III posts. Candidates should practice the previous question papers and mock tests for SSC CHSL Exam. 

The starting salary of SSC CHSL officers is INR 17,000 – 18,000/-. Along with the revised pay scale, SSC provides transport, house rent, dearness, and other special allowance. However, the salary can vary due to the place of posting and designation.

Here is a list of posts that comes under the SSC CHSL 2021 Exam:

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)- Grade A

After clearing SSC CHSL, a person is normally allotted one of the following job posts. Also, promotional policies and career scopes are discussed briefly. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

CHSL LDC

SSC CHSL LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk)

The job profile and responsibilities may also vary according to the department or the ministries they are appointed by. It is generally the lowest level of administrative posts under various departments. It is an office work post, therefore they have to work according to the office timings only, usually, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Job Profile of LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk)

After clearing the SSC CHSL, candidates can be appointed for the post of LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk). LDCs generally work in the administrative section of various departments and ministries under the central government.

The responsibilities of LDCs include daily office tasks, maintaining the data, files and documents systematically. They generally work under senior officials and are responsible for the following:

  • Clerical work and Maintaining WorkFlow.
  • Typing letters and orders.
  • Data entry.
  • Making salary slips.
  • Produce the data when ordered by the seniors.
  • Maintaining employee service books.
  • Preparing pension documents.

Career Growth and Promotions

The Lower Divisional Clerk gets an opportunity to get promoted to the post of Upper Divisional Clerk (UDC) after completion of the probation period in the respective department or ministry. However, the candidate has to pass the departmental examination for promotion.

The LDCs are also benefited under the Mean Assured Career Progression (MACP) rules.

Moreover, the promotion criteria and the post after promotion may also differ as per the department and the ministry, the person is appointed by.

LDCs are provided with exceptional career opportunities under some of the departments. For eg. LDC in the Central Bureau Of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) could be promoted to the post of Inspector (Examiner) which is a Class-II post.

Furthermore, an officer with excellent performance and exceptional service can also be promoted to some of the highly reputed posts such as “Assistant Commissioner”, by the end of his tenure of service.

The General Career Growth Graph for LDC is given below:

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) → Upper Divisional Clerk (UDC) → Division Clerk → Section Officer

Career Growth of LDC
CHSL DEO

SSC CHSL DEO (Data Entry Operator)

The Data Entry Operators (DEOs) are found in almost all government departments and ministries. The DEOs have to work during the office timings and the profile mostly includes desk jobs. Sitting in a place and entering data into the system all day may sound boring to some people.

Job Profile of SSC CHSL DEO (Data Entry Operator)

The Data Entry Operator (DEO) does the work of entering the data into the computer under various departments and ministries. Therefore, one needs to have an exceptional typing speed for this post.

Some of the key responsibilities of DEOs are given below:

  • Entering data into a computer.
  • Preparing database.
  • Working with Excel sheets and PowerPoint.
  • Managing accounts.
  • Preparing reports.

Career Growth and Promotions

Although having a peaceful job profile, DEOs tend to have low rates of promotions and career progressions. However, DEOs can be promoted to DEO higher grades after clearing various exams such as SAS.

Without SAS, there is no scope of direct promotion unless and until the candidate is having exceptional performance in the department. DEO with excellent skills and performance can become a system analyst in no time.

The Career growth graph of a DEO is described below:

DEO → DEO Grade B → DEO Grade C → DEO Grade F (System Analyst)

SSC CHSL DEO
CHSL PA/SA

SSC CHSL Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant (PA / SA)

The Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistants generally works in the postal services under various departments. They have to work during then normal office timings and could be assigned fieldwork too depending on the job location and department.

Job Profile of SSC CHSL Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant

Postal Assistant and Sorting assistants aids in the workflow of postal services under various departments such as the Army Postal Service, Regional Post Office, Foreign Postal Service, Mail Motor Services etc.

As a postal assistant, they are responsible for the easy and smooth working of the service. Apart from this, they are also responsible for the sorting of consignments according to areas and entry of the same into the system.

Career Growth and Promotions

The career scopes as a PA/SA are much better than that of the LDCs / DEO. The PA / SA are eligible to apply and give a departmental exam for the post of Postmaster Grade I after the completion of 5 years of service.

However, they get automatically promoted to upper posts after completion of 10 years of service under the MACP rule. The Career Growth Graph for the post of PA / SA is given below:

Postal Assistant → Supervisor (LSG) → Senior Supervisor (HSG) → Chief Supervisor (HSG)

SSC CHSL PA/SA
CHSL Clerk

SSC CHSL Court Clerk

Court Clerks are the lower-level administrative employees working in the civil as well as criminal justice system. Most of the transfers of Court Clerks occur every 4-5 years, which is a very decent period. Moreover, court clerks are mostly appointed in metropolitan and urban areas.

Job Profile of SSC CHSL Court Clerk

Court Clerks usually perform all the documentation works in the civil and criminal justice systems. Their responsibility is to assure the smooth working of the system by assisting the workflow.

Some of the responsibilities of a court clerk are described below:

  • Carry administrative duties in the civil and criminal justice systems.
  • Assisting the higher authorities such as judges and lawyers.
  • Keeping court records.
  • Organizing the legal copies of orders and judgement of cases.
  • Typing letters, orders, and notices ordered by the higher officials.
  • Accounting and making salary slips for the staff.
  • Drafting agendas, issuing permits, data entry and responding to official correspondence.

Career Growth and Promotions

Court clerks have huge career opportunities after their appointment, although being at an entry-level post. After completion of the probation period in the respective department/ministry, they can be easily promoted to higher-level posts by clearing the departmental/internal exams.

Court clerks have tremendous career growth as compared to other SSC CHSL posts. Promotions generally take place after 3-4 years. They are also benefited from the MACP rule for regular career growth.

The Career Growth Graph of a Court Clerk is given below:

Assistant Clerk → Bench Clerk → Head Clerk

CHSL Job Profle
CHSL Vacancy

SSC CHSL 2021 Vacancy

There are a total of 4893 vacant posts which are divided into 3 departments. The conducting body has not disclosed the state-wise allocation of the vacancy.

Post Vacancy
LDC/ JSA 1269
PA/ SA 3598
DEO 26
Total 4893 Vacancies
CHSL Conclusion

Conclusion

SSC CHSL provides you with job security with assured career progression as compared to other state government jobs. Also, the lucrative salary packages along with the other benefits such as dearness allowances, transfer allowances, and other benefits make it the best choice for government job aspirants.

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

Comments


4 Comments
L
lakshay kakkar
Can you tell me the job profile of SSC CHSL Postal Assistant?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistants normally works in the postal services under different departments. They are supposed to work during then normal office timings and can be assigned fieldwork too based on the job location and department.

A
avinash sahu
I am 20 years old, do I need to give the departmental examination to get promoted?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The Lower Divisional Clerk gets an opportunity to get promoted to the post of Upper Divisional Clerk (UDC) once they have completed their probation period in the respective department or ministry. However, the candidates need to pass the departmental examination for promotion.

A
ammar zaheer ahmed
I plan to apply for the Data Entry Operator, do I need to give the SSC CHSL exam only?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The list of posts that comes under the SSC CHSL 2021 Exam include Lower Division Clerk, Postal Assistant, Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Operator- Grade A, etc. After passing the SSC CHSL exam, a person is normally allotted one of the job posts based on the eligibility criteria.

U
utkarsha khatri
Is there any variation in the starting salary of SSC CHSL employees?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The starting salary of SSC CHSL officers is almost 18,000. In addition to the revised pay scale, SSC provides transport, house rent, dearness, and other special allowance. However, the salary can vary due to the place of posting and designation.