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

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Jun 10, 2021

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has officially released its notification for SSC Stenographer 2021. Interested candidates can apply online for the exam directly through the official website. Vacancies for the posts have not been released yet.

However, the number of applicants is going to be higher than other exams which provide jobs in Government of India due to social status as well as security job security. In this article, we will provide you with a detailed salary for SSC Stenographer Grade 'C' and job D ', job profile, and various perks and benefits received by them.

  • Staff Selection Commission conducts national level examination as a single level examination for many institutes.
  • This institution includes Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), Assam Rifles (AR) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
  • SSC arranges competitive exams for Stenographer 2021 Grade C and Grade D respectively for Group B non-gazetted and Group C non-gazetted posts.
  • SSC Stenographer in-hand salary for Grade C & Grade D posts is around INR 14,000/- INR 34,800 respectively. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here
SSC Steno Salary

SSC Stenographer 2021 Salary

The salary of SSC Stenographer varies according to their grade or C 'or' D '. The salary of Grade 'C' Stenographer is higher than that of Grade 'D' Stenographer. Apart from basic salary, he is also entitled to House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), and Traveling Allowance (TA).

It is all that constitutes gross salary. Gross salary is further subject to deductions such as income tax, provident fund, etc.

(The gross pay - the deduction = the in-hand salary).

The salary of both the posts of stenographer is given below:

Grade/Post Pay Scale (INR) Grade Pay (INR) Gross Pay (p.m) (INR)
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ 9300-34800 4200 (Pay band 2) Rs.50,682/-
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ 5200-20200 2400 (Pay Band 1) Rs.37,515/

HRA posting depends on the city. The city of posting is considered to be New Delhi for calculation purposes. Therefore HRA, DA, and TA vary by location, so salary also varies based on the job posting.

SSC Steno Jobs

SSC Stenographer 2021 Job Profile

Candidates wishing to crack the SSC Stenographer exam will be keen about the job roles and duties and responsibilities performed by the stenographer. The stenographer's job is according to grade and the place he is stationed. The primary work is to assist their senior/supervisors in various ministries and departments such as:

  • Speech Writing: To note down speeches by senior officials
  • Briefing: To attend the press conference and to provide input for making short notes and issuing press releases.
  • Assisting a Minister or Officer: To assist senior officers and ministers in smooth functioning.
  • Help in Public Relations: The Government stands through Public Relations Officers to clarify.
SSC Steno Positions

SSC Stenographer 2021 Positions

The postings of the Stenographer varies, depending on the Grade they qualify for. The postings for the Staff Selection Commission Stenographers at different central government ministries and departments are given below.

Stenographer Grade C Posts

  1. Headquarters of Armed Forces
  2. President’s Secretariat
  3. Election Commission of India (ECI)
  4. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  5. Central Vigilance Commission

Stenographer Grade D: Group X

  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  • IFS
  • ECI
  • Headquarters of Armed Forces
  • Railway Board Secretariat
  • Central Secretariat
  • Directorate of Forensic Science
  • Central Vigilance Commission

Stenographer Grade D: Group Y

  • Subordinate Government Offices
  • Controller General of Defence Accounts
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
SSC Steno Allowances

SSC Stenographer Allowances and Benefits

SSC Stenographers earn a handsome amount in terms of salary. Apart from basic pay, they are entitled to various allowances such as

  1. Dearness allowance
  2. House rent allowance
  3. Phone bill reimbursement
  4. Medical allowance
  5. Travel allowance
SSC Steno Career

SSC Stenographer 2021 Career Development and Promotion

There is a significant growth opportunity as a stenographer both personally as well as professionally. For promotion, they are timed based on experience and service. Publicity not only enhances your status socially and economically but also gives a big responsibility.

SSC Stenographers are required to pass departmental examinations for promotion. These departmental examinations are important for accelerated and higher cadre promotion. The job as a stenographer is fraught with opportunities because government sector work requires high responsibility, and provides a stable career as well as a stable job.

SSC Steno FAQs


Ques. What is SSC Stenographer Job Profile?

Ans. SSC Stenographer Work Profile includes responsibility for press conference briefing, speech writing, public relations help etc. in various ministries or departments under the government.

Ques. What is the salary of SSC Stenographer Grade C employees?

Ans. The basic salary of candidates joining Grade C as SSC Stenographer is INR14,000/- to INR 15,000/- Rs. Per month.

Ques. What is the salary of SSC Stenographer Grade D employees?

Ans. The salary of SSC Stenographer Grade D employee is INR7000/- to INR 8,000/- Per month.

Ques. Does the Staff Selection Commission conduct SSC Stenographer Exam every year?

Ans. Yes, Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC Stenographer Examination every year to recruit qualified candidates for non-technical posts in Grade C and Grade D posts of Staffographer.

Ques. What is the minimum educational qualification for the SSC Stenographer Examination?

Ans. Candidates who want to appear for SSC Stenographer Examination must have 12th pass certificate to be eligible for the exam.

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


divakar sharma
Who looks after any dispute related to the recruitment?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. Any dispute or issue in regard to the recruitment will be subject to courts having jurisdiction over the concerned SSC Regional/Sub-Regional Office where the candidates have submitted their applications.

divakar sharma
I have adequate Hearing Impairment (HI), can I give the exam. I meet all the other eligibility criteria?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. Individuals who have adequate Hearing Impairment (HI) are not eligible for the position of SSC Stenographer.

ananya pandey
what is the pay scale of ssc stenographer?
abdul nazir

Hi Ananya, Grade C and Grade D stenographer pay scale varies as follows:

  • Grade C – Pay scale ranges between INR 9300-INR 34800
  • Grade D – Pay scale ranges between INR 5200-INR 20200
  • Initial salary of Grade C and Grade D– INR 5200
  • Grade C Basic Salary – INR 14500
  • Grade D Basic Salary – INR 7600

To know more details visit SSC Stenographer exam.