SSC CPO 2020 Vacancy, Salary, Job Profile, Career Growth & Allowances

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Aug 5, 2020

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Staff Selection Commission(SSC) has released the notification for the recruitment of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces ( CAPFs) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in CISF. This year, the notification of SSC CPO unfolds the number of vacancies, salary and job profile as well.

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Lakhs of candidates apply for the post of SSC CPO every year due to the attractive pay scale and allowances. The SSC CPO salary has also seen a major hike after the implementation of the 7th pay commission. The basic salary for SSC CPO is Rs. 35,400 and the gross salary is Rs.47,496. The pre-revised grade pay was Rs. 4200 in the pay band of Rs.9300-34800.

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SSC CPO: Vacancies

The total number of vacancies is 1564 which is divided into several posts. SSC also declared certain reservation. In the following table, you find the division of vacancies as well as the number of reservations as per the categories:

Post Names Vacancy
Sub-Inspector (SI) in Central Armed Police Forces 1395
Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Male) 91
Sub-Inspector SI in Delhi Police (Female) 78
Total Vacancy 1564
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Post Categories Total Ex-Servicemen
S.I Delhi Police (Male) 41 10 10 13 17 91 -
S.I Delhi Police (Female) 35 08 17 12 06 78 -
Sub Inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
CRPF (Male) 421 104 281 156 78 1040 107
CRPF (Female) 13 03 09 05 02 32
BSF (Male) 94 23 63 35 17 232 24
BSF (Female) 05 01 03 02 01 12
ITBP (Male) 22 03 07 04 00 36 04
ITBP (Female) 04 01 01 01 00 07
CISF (Male) 08 01 05 03 01 18 02
CISF (Female) 02 00 00 00 00 02
SSB (Male) 08 01 04 03 00 16 02
SSB(Female) 00 00 00 00 00 00
Total (Male) 553 132 360 201 96 1342 139
Total (Female) 24 05 13 08 03 53
Total 1395 1534

SSC CPO: List of Posts

Under SSC Central Police Organization Recruitment 2020, there are various posts offered and those are as follows:

  • Delhi Police Sub-Inspector
  • Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

SSC CPO Salary Structure

The Basic Salary Structure along with the level, group & pay scale is given below:

Posts Level Group Pay Band Pay Scale
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF 6 B Pay Band 2 INR 35,400 - 1,12,400/-
Sub Inspector (Executive) (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police 6 C Pay Band 2 INR 35,400 - 1,12,400/-
Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF 5 C Pay Band 1 INR 29,200 - 92,300/-

The table below gives details about the SSC CPO salary for Sub Inspector based on the location of the job:

Basic salary/ Allowances City X (urban cities) City Y (cities with a population more than 5 lakhs) City Z (rural areas)
Basic Pay INR 35,400 INR 35,400 INR 35,400
HRA 8496 5664 2832
TA 3600 1800 1800
Gross Salary INR 47496 INR 42864 INR 40032
Deductions 6265 6265 6265
SSC CPO salary (in-hand) INR 41321 INR 36600 INR 33767

SSC CPO Salary Allowances

Along with the salary, SSC CPO selected candidates get many allowances and perks which differs in amount for different posts as it is based upon the city of posting of the candidate. Here are the allowances awarded to candidates:

  • Home Rental Allowance (HRA)
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Travel Allowance (TA)
  • Dearness on Travel Allowance
  • Education Allowance For Children
  • Diet allowance
  • NPS
  • CGHS
  • Deductions

SSC CPO Job Profile & Responsibilities

SSC CPO offers candidates an opportunity to work for the betterment of the country. The selected candidates will be work at a prestigious post of sub-inspector, working as an investigating officer and dealing with the crime related issues of the country. The job profile and responsibilities differ according to the departments. Follow the article to know the primary responsibilities of each department:

Delhi Police

  • Maintain Law and order in Delhi.
  • Arrest with or without a warrant,
  • Searching a person, his/her vehicle or his/her premises.
  • A Sub-Inspector can give you notice to produce documents required during the investigation which you have to comply.
  • Register an FIR against a person.
  • All cases of the Indian penal codes, special laws passed by parliament and local laws of states are investigated by Sub-Inspectors and Inspectors.
  • For maintaining law and order, a Sub-Inspector can order unruly mob to disperse and can also use force for ensuring the same.

Border Security Force (BSF)

  • To protect the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border.
  • To promotes the sense of security among the people living in the border areas.
  • To prevent trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India.
  • To prevent smuggling and any other illegal activities on the Border.
  • Anti-infiltration duties.
  • To collect trans-border intelligence.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • Provide security to the industrial units and government infrastructure of the country
  • Includes Industrial sector like thermal power plants, mines, steel plants, PSUs etc
  • CRPF is liable for the control of Naxalites and Riots.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • To protect the border between India & China (from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Vigil on the northern borders, detection and prevention of border violations, and promotion of the sense of security among the local populace.
  • To check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling.
  • To provide security to sensitive installations and threatened VIPs.
  • To restore and preserve order in any area in the event of a disturbance.
  • To maintain peace in the assigned areas.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

  • Prevent cross border crimes such as smuggling etc
  • The investigation related to anti-national activities across the border
  • Maintain security & brotherhood among people across the border

Central Industrial Security Force

  • To provide security to various PSU’s and other important infrastructures.
  • To protect the Government infrastructure projects and industrial units.
  • The CISF is in charge of airport security at all commercial airports in India.
  • Security on the Delhi Metro is handled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
  • Besides providing protection, safety, and security to Industrial undertaking/installations, CISF also offers protection against fire hazards.
  • Special Security Group (SSG) provides security cover to persons nominated by the Home Ministry

SSC CPO Career Growth & Promotions

The SSC CPO Career Growth comes with salary hikes also. Below we are mentioning the career growth that candidates will have the opportunity to experience and the expected salary:

SSC CPO Career Growth & Promotions

SSC CPO Promotions

The SSC CPO promotion for various SSC CPO Posts are done in the following manner:

Promotion in CAPF

The promotion criteria of CAPF is absolutely the same as for the BSF. In BSF, there are departmental examinations that you need to clear to get the promotion. The best part of becoming a Sub Inspector (SI) in CAPF is the pride of being associated with one of the best paramilitary forces of the world.

However, it is a field job and does not have as many perquisites as other Central Government Jobs, you can earn a lot of respect and a decent salary while working as a Sub-Inspector with one of the most prestigious military organization of India. You can be posted anywhere in India once you join CAPF through SSC CPO Exam.

Promotion in Delhi Police

The promotion in Delhi Police primarily depends on the career record of the person; his/her work performance and behavioural conduct during the service. Sub-Inspector will first get promoted to the rank of Inspector which takes normally 15–18 years provided an impeccable service record at that the time of the promotion and thereafter 12–15 years for getting next promotion to the rank of ACP.

One can also get promotion out-of-turn (OTP), only if one has shown extraordinary performance like catching of terrorist/s, busting off a gang of criminals, tackle the unprecedented situation like encounter, etc.


Ques. What is the salary of ASI in SSC CPO?

Ans. The salary structure of Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF is as follows:

  1. Payscale - INR 29200 - 92300
  2. Grade Pay - INR 2800
  3. Group - “C” (Non- Gazetted)

Ques. What is SSC CPO job?

Ans. SSC CPO 2020 is being conducted to recruit candidates to the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts.

Ques. How many attempts are there in SSC CPO?

Ans. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts. However, here is an age limit specified and one is eligible to apply for the exam until the candidate’s age limit exceeds.

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