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

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Nov 15, 2020

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level( CHSL 10+2) exam every year that provides a lucrative salary, allowance, benefits as well as government job security. Each year lakhs of candidates aspire to grab this promising job opportunity through the CHSL exam because of such salary structure and pay scale being offered.

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This article will throw light on the SSC CHSL salary structure of several posts with information regarding allowances and benefits given by the commission.

SSC CHSL Salary

SSC CHSL Salary Structure In India After 7th Pay Commission

Before getting to know about the SSC CHSL salary structure details, candidates should know what are the varied posts available that can be offered after cracking the CHSL exam.

The various posts are :

  1. Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  2. Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
  3. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  4. Data Entry Operator (DEO)- Grade A

All the information regarding the CHSL exam (previous year question papers, solved papers) or other SSC conducting exams can be found on the SSC exams page. Candidates should be aware of all the minute details if they are determined to appear for the SSC CHSL exam.

Check out the tables below to know the SSC CHSL salary structure for the posts as mentioned earlier after the 7th pay Commission

SSC CHSL Salary Structure: In-hand Salary For LDC/JSA (Pay Level -2)

Salary Details City - X City - Y City - Z
Pay Scale 5200 - 20200 5200 - 20200 5200 - 20200
Grade Pay 1900 1900 1900
Basic Pay 19900 19900 19900
DA (17% w.e.f July 2019) 3383 3383 3383
HRA (24%,16%,8%) 5400 3600 1800
TA (Travel Allowance) 1350 900 900
DA on TA (17%) 575 575 575
Gross Pay 30608 28358 26558
Deduction
NPS (10% of Basic+DA) 2328 2328 2328
CGEGIS (Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme) 30 30 30
CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) 250 250 250
Total Deductions 2608 2608 2608
In Hand Total Salary 28000 25750 23950

SSC CHSL Salary Structure: In-hand Salary For PA / SA (Pay Level - 4)

Salary Details City - X City - Y City - Z
Pay Scale 5200 - 20200 5200 - 20200 5200 - 20200
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic Pay 25500 25500 25500
DA (17% w.e.f July 2019) 4335 4335 4335
HRA (24%,16%,8%) 6120 4080 2040
TA (Travel Allowance) 3600 1800 1800
DA on TA (17%) 612 306 306
Gross Pay 40167 36021 33981
Deduction
NPS (10% of Basic+DA) 2984 2984 2984
CGEGIS (Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme ) 30 30 30
CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) 250 250 250
Total Deductions 3264 3264 3264
In Hand Total Salary 36903 32757 30717

SSC CHSL Salary Structure: In-hand Salary For DEO (Pay Level - 4)

Salary Details City - X City - Y City - Z
Pay Scale 5200 - 20200 5200 - 20200 5200 - 20200
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic Pay 25500 25500 25500
DA (17% w.e.f July 2019) 4335 4335 4335
HRA (24%,16%,8%) 6120 4080 2040
TA (Travel Allowance) 3600 1800 1800
DA on TA (17%) 612 306 306
Gross Pay 40167 36021 33981
Deduction
NPS (10% of Basic+DA) 2984 2984 2984
CGEGIS (Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme) 30 30 30
CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) 250 250 250
Total Deductions 3264 3264 3264
In-Hand Total Salary 36903 32757 30717
SSC CHSL Clasification

Classification of Cities based on census 2011

  • City X = There are a total of 8 cities categorized by the central government that belong to this section based on population. Cities having a population of more than 50 lakhs fall under this section.
  • City Y= Cities having a population of more than 5 lakhs and less than 50 lakhs.
  • City Z= Cities having a population of fewer than 5 lakhs.
SSC CHSL Allowances

SSC CHSL Allowances and Benefits

Apart from the in-hand salary, CHSL employees are entitled to obtain many other allowances and benefits those are as follows:

House Rent Allowance (HRA)

HRA is a reimbursement that is given to the employee for their accommodation. House rent allowance differs for each individual depending on their place of living.

Dearness Allowance (DA)

The cost of living allowance is compensated as DA which has been increased to 17% of the basic pay in 2019 by the union cabinet. The DA has been added to the in-hand salary of the employees every month.

Transport Allowance (TA)

The transport allowance is provided to the CHSL employees to bear the daily travelling expenditure of them. As per the salary structure in SSC CHSL, those who have been posted in the metro cities (x cities) will get Rs.3600/1350 as TA, on the other hand, employees posted in other cities (Y/ Z cities) will get Rs.1800/900 as TA.

SSC CHSL FAQs

SSC CHSL FAQs

Ques. How many stages are there in the SSC CHSL examination 2021?

Ans. A total of three stages or Tiers are conducted to recruit qualified candidates.

  • Tier-1: Computer-based test. (MCQ type)
  • Tier-2: Pen and Paper Mode. ( Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-3: Typing Test or Skill Test

Ques. What is the CHSL starting salary for different posts?

Ans. The starting salary alters depending on the posts and the city. Any Lower Division Clerk would get Rs. 23,950 or Postal/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) – Rs 30,717 or Data Entry Operator can get Rs 30,717

Ques. What is the minimum eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL exam 2021?

Ans. The minimum eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL 2021 is to have passed the 12th standard or an equivalent examination from a recognized university or board.

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

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