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SSC CHSL Salary Structure 2021: Pay Scale, Allowances Benefits & Job Profile

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Apr 13, 2021

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 SSC CHSL exam because of such salary structure and pay scale being offered. For instance, after the 7th pay commission, there is an increment of 22-24% in the SSC CHSL salary. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

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

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

The revised salary structure after the 7th pay commission for several posts of SSC CHSL is highlighted in the following:

Name of Posts Pay Band 1 Grade Pay
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) ₹5200-20200 ₹1900 (revised)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) ₹5200-20200 ₹2400 (revised)
Data Entry Operator (DEO) ₹5200-20200 ₹2400 (revised)
Data Entry Operator, Grade “A” ₹5200-20200 ₹2400 (revised)

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Post-Wise Salary

Post Wise SSC CHSL Salary after 7th Pay Commission

The salary structure along with the grade pay of the aspirants vary based on the city in which the candidate is posted. The commission has categorized the cities into three categories:

  • X= Cities with a population of more than 50 lakhs
  • Y= Population within 5 to 50 lakhs
  • Z= Population less than 5 lakhs

SSC CHSL Salary Structure: In-hand Salary For LDC/JSA after 7th Pay Commission

The SSC CHSL Salary Structure for LCD/JSA posts is highlighted in the following:

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 after 7th Pay Commission

The SSC CHSL Salary Structure for pA/SA posts after 7th pay commission is highlighted in the following:

Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale ₹25,500 – 81,100 ₹25,500 – 81,100 ₹25,500 – 81,100
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic pay ₹25,500 ₹25,500 ₹25,500
HRA (depending on the city) 24% = 6,120 16% = 4,080 8% = 2,040
DA (Current- 17%) 4,335 4,335 4,335
Travel Allowance 3600 1800 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) 39,555 35, 715 33,675
Deductions (Approx) ~3000 ~3000 ~3000
Approx In-Hand Salary ~₹36,555 ~₹32,715 ~₹30,675

SSC CHSL Salary Structure: In-hand Salary For DEO after 7th Pay Commission

The SSC CHSL Salary structure for DEO posts after 7th pay commission is highlighted in the following table:

Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale ₹25,500 – 81,100 ₹25,500 – 81,100 ₹25,500 – 81,100
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic pay ₹25,500 ₹25,500 ₹25,500
HRA (depending on the city) 24% = 6,120 16% = 4,080 8% = 2,040
DA (Current- 17%) 4,335 4,335 4,335
Travel Allowance 3600 1800 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) 39,555 35, 715 33,675
Deductions (Approx) ~3000 ~3000 ~3000
Approx In-Hand Salary ~₹36,555 ~₹32,715 ~₹30,675
Cities Classification

Classification of Cities based on census 2011

Group Name Classification
X City Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad.
Y City Bhopal, Kanpur, Jaipur, Nagpur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Surat, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kochi, Madurai, Coimbatore, Warangal, Trivandrum, Rajkot, Vadodara, Ludhiana, Agra, Meerut, Nashik, Faridabad, Varanasi, Jabalpur, Jamshedpur, Allahabad, Amritsar, Indore, Gorakhpur, Hubli – Dharwad, Bhavnagar, Raipur, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Guntur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Amravati, Aurangabad, Srinagar, Bhilai, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Nellore, Solapur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Chandigarh, Patiala, Jodhpur, Tiruchirapalli, Pondicherry, Salem, Asansol.
Z City All Other Cities
CHSL Allowances

SSC CHSL Allowances and Benefits

Apart from the in-hand salary, SSC 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.

X= 24% of basic pay

Y= 16% of basic pay

Z= 8% of basic pay

After 7th pay commission, the allowances hike for house rent are analysed with the help of following table:

City Category Before 7th Pay Commission Post 7th Pay Commission
X 30% 24%
Y 20% 16%
Z 10% 8%

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.

CPC fitment factor

After the 7th Pay Commission, the aspirants will be capable of getting the CPC Fitment Factor. Other evaluative features of the salary altogether play a decisive role in deciding this amount for the individuals.

NPS

National Pension Scheme is designed to improvise a person’s savings. This is deducted from the employees’ salary.

CGEGIS

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme was activated on January 1st, 1982. It is an insurance cover for the employees’ families as well as a lump-sum amount for their retirement days.

CGHS

Central Government Health Scheme is a health insurance and medical facility for the employees.

CHSL Job Profile

SSC CHSL Job Profile 2021

The job profile and responsibilities of SSC CHSL employees is varied based on their designations. Go through the following content to know more about the SSC JE post-wise duties in a detailed manner:

Job Profile for SSC CHSL Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant

  • The employees should complete the clerical work and also need to look after the workflow maintenance of the office.
  • The subordinates have to register the mails timely.
  • All the updates and related data need to be entered to the computer.
  • The employees also require to work with indexing and maintaining of the File Registers.
  • As per the official orders, the employees are bound to create letters, notifications and other relevant documents.
  • The SSC CHSL JSA/LDC should generate the monthly salary slips.

Job Profile for SSC CHSL Data Entry Operator (DEO)

  • Handling of the official computers is the key responsibility of SSC CHSL DEOs.
  • The DEO should be well aware of the MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
  • The DEOs are liable to format data into the computer as per the requirement.
  • Maintenance of Database is the other important responsibility of SSC CHSL DEO.
  • The DEOs have to create the physical backup of the files after scanning and printing several documents.
  • The SSC CHSL DEO should arrange the official files in such a manner, so that everyone can get easy access on these.

Job Profile for SSC CHSL Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

  • The Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant are liable to work on the disposal of Mails.
  • Provide the inputs for the Customer Support Queries
  • Maintenance of the data of the office
  • If any mistake is found in the addresses, then the postal assistant has to rectify it. Otherwise, if the address is incorrect, then the mail will be returned back to the sender’s address.
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.

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

Comments


1 Comments
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priya
what is ssc chsl salary?
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kavita rani

Hi Priya. As per the revised pay scale, the starting salary in SSC CHSL will be from 17-18,000. SSC also offer allowances with basic pay scale in all the posts. Along with the revised pay scale, SSC provides transport, house rent, dearness, and other special allowance.
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