Assistant Central Secretariat Services
Please note that this is the lowest post in Central Secretariat Services. Mainly one has to do clerical work; like typing, noting, drafting and file related work. Typing Test will be held by SSC for this post. Best suitable post for female candidates and people want to work in Delhi.
This is one of the positions where one can be non-corrupt in Job as it doesn’t involve any illegal income. Posting would be in New Delhi in various ministries. One can get the power once he/she reaches the level of Under Secretary.
An Assistant in CSS can be promoted to the next post - SO (Group-B Gazetted Officer) in two ways- one by taking departmental exam which will held after 5 years of service. So after 6 years, one can get his first promotion. Through second route, one can get promotion after 10 years of service.
All candidates who prefer to work in Delhi only fill this post as their first preference.
Promotions in assistant in CSS:
- Section Officer (Group-B gazette Officer) (Grade Pay – Rs. 4,800).
- Section Officer (Group-A gazette Officer) (Grade Pay – Rs. 5,400). After completion of 4 years service at GP 4,800.
- Under Secretary (Grade Pay – Rs. 6,600). Based on performance & available vacancies.
- Deputy Secretary (Grade Pay – Rs. 7,600). Based on performance & available vacancies.
- Director (Grade Pay – Rs. 8,700). Rarely possible for entrant through SSC.
Examiner is an inspector post. If one is posted in Headquarter, he has to do Clerical or file related work. If he/she is posted in the field, he/she has to do executive work like examine the goods imported or to be exported and assessing duty on that, In this job uniform is not mandatory.
First promotion in this job is as Appraiser (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner and Finally Commissioner. One can get first promotion in this job after completing of three year of service. Examiner post is considered to be the best among all CGLE posts. One of the main reasons is faster promotions as compared to the other posts of CGLE. This post is mainly for coastal regions.
All candidates are advised to fill this post in their first or second preference.
Preventive officer is an inspector post. If anyone posted in Headquarter, than he/she has to do Clerical or file related work. If one can posted in the field (airport/coast) than he/she has to do Executive work like prevention of smuggling, assessment of customs duty on goods, can arrest, seize, search, detain etc. on any kind of doubt of smuggling and other illegal activities. Duty is round the clock, which means day as well as night shift job. A Uniform is mandatory with Ashoka Stambha with 2 yellow strips.
First promotion in this job is as Superintendent (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner and Finally Commissioner. One can get first promotion in this job after completing of eight year of service after clearing departmental exam. Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. This post is mainly for coastal regions.
All candidates are advised not to fill this post in their first or second preference but keep this post in fewer than 10 of preference list.
Income Tax Inspector
An Income Tax Inspector generally can be posted at either of the two types of seats which are transferable on cyclic basis. Work related to assessment of tax or non-assessment of tax. When on an assessment seat he is supposed to see the work related to assessment of income tax to be imposed on an individual, partnership firm, company etc; and refund of it in case someone has deposited in excess. He also has to see the work related to Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) besides being accompanying a raid team. An ITI on non-assessment seat generally has to do clerical work though he too could be asked to accompany a raid team.
First promotion in this job is as Income Tax Officer (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner and Finally Commissioner. One can get first promotion in this job after completing of eight year of service after clearing departmental exam. Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. The additional advantage in this post is that one can entitled for 30 liter of petrol if posted on assessment seat. Also he gets a SIM card from the department on which all STD calls on every type of BSNL/MTNL phone are free; and 400 minutes on other phones. This is an all India posting job.
All candidates are advised to fill this post of preference list before or near to preventive officer.
Central Excise Inspector
Central excise inspector is an inspector post. If one is posted in Headquarter, then he/she have to do Clerical or file related work. If the post is in the field, then he/she have to do Executive work like augmentation of central excise & Service tax etc, detection of evasion of taxes etc. To wear the uniform (Khaki) is optional.
First promotion in this job is as Superintendent (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner and Finally Commissioner. One can get first promotion in this job after completing of eight year of service after clearing departmental exam. Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. This is an all India posting job.
All candidates are advised to fill this post of preference list near to preventive officer.
Assistant in MEA & Assistant (Cypher) in MEA
This is most sought-after post under CGLE due to foreign posting and many other lucrative facilities like children's education, accommodation etc and a very handsome salary of more than Rs. 1 Lakh per month. But one can be posted in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria too; but nothing to fear on this count as while sending one to another country on posting he is given a few choices for the needed postings and he is posted according to those choices preferably. Also you have to live in consulate area so no need to fear. If one chooses any of the aforementioned countries, he/she will be given 50% more salary and his tenure there is counted as DOUBLE; means he has to serve there for one and a half year which is counted equal to three years. Cyphor Asst. is a little different from Asst. (General) because they have to do the task of coding and decoding of some highly confidential language in addition. Cypher has night shifts also and has to work for 6 days. A system of 2 days off and 2 days will be night shift, so no fixed Saturday or Sunday off.
An Assistant (General) is supposed to be posted generally 3 years in India and 3 years in abroad. Like this, throughout his tenure of service whereas an Assistant (Cypher) is posted 3 years in India and 6 years in abroad.
A Cypher Assistant gets more foreign postings than General Assistant but the promotion chances are better for the latter. In MEA, the promotional chances are very less and one can go only up to the level of Under Secretary level. He/she can be promoted to the next post in two ways- First direct after 15-17 years of service and second after 8 years of service or so after clearing departmental exams.
Candidates who preferred foreign posting & handsome salary can fill it first or second in the preference list.
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Assistant Enforcement Officer is an inspector post. If one is posted in Headquarter, then he/she have to do Clerical or file related work. If the post is on the field, then he /she have to do Executive work like prevention of money laundering, conducting searches of suspected persons, conveyances and premises and seize incriminating materials (including Indian and foreign currencies involved), arresting and prosecuting the person suspected to be involved in the act of money laundering, etc. Duty is round the clock means day as well as night shift job.
There are ten Zonal Offices of the Directorate at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. The Zonal Offices are headed by the Deputy Directors.
The Directorate has eleven Sub Zonal Offices at Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Madurai, Nagpur, Patna, Srinagar and Varanasi, which are headed by the Assistant Directors.
First promotion in this job is as Enforcement Officer (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Director, Deputy Director and Finally director. No fixed promotion period and its purely depends on zone to zone & vacant posts.
All candidates are advised to fill this post according to their wish but keep it under 10.
Sub-Inspector in CBI
Sub Inspector CBI post is of grade pay of RS 4,200. but it's salary is almost equal to the total salary for the grade pay of Rs. 4,600 as CBI executive staff is entitled to additional 25% on BASIC PAY + DA and in addition to that salary of 13 months instead of 12 months year.
This is supposed to be a very powerful and influential post due to nature of work. Any IT Inspector/ Examiner or for that matter any other central government employee will vouch for the fact that CBI is a much feared organization. I can't say about higher bureaucracy like IAS etc, but for middle and lower level officers, once they come under the scanner, it is very difficult to get away.
Life in CBI is stressful due to heavy workload and deadlines. Training duration is 32 weeks in Ghaziabad, which involves physical training as well as training on criminal and anti-corruption laws.
It is very hectic job. Generally the work stretched beyond the usual working hours like one has to work till 8 or 9 pm. Usually on Saturdays, if the workload is more, the work would go on. Only Sundays are spared. Also in some branches like Special Crime etc, the job involves a fair bit of travelling especially in the starting years. The nature and hours of work also differ from branch to branch and place to place. Some branches have less workload and so the personnel can take it easy. No uniform required for this job.
Sub Inspectors in CBI or any other rank holder in CBI generally does not possess revolver/pistol. In a very few cases, when a search is to be carried out in some dangerous places, weapons are issued to the staff. The officers of CBI themselves are not interested in carrying weapon.
Female candidates are advised to fill this post according to their wish but keep it nearby 10. Male Candidates are advised to fill this post very near to Central Excise Inspector.
Inspector of Posts
Every Postal Division has Inspector of Posts in its office. Every district has two or more divisions. This is the worst post offered by SSC in Grade pay of Rs. 4200. A duty of Inspector of Posts is to sell Postal Life Insurance with a fixed target.
This job is not suitable for woman candidates, Male candidate are advised to put this post in last column of interview post while filling SSC post preference.
Auditor Post is best post among all Non-Interview posts. Auditors are recruited under CAG and CGDA departments. It an 8 Hours office and 5 Days Job. In this job, one can get enough time for further preparations like UPSC etc.
Promotion wise, this job is job offered by SSC through CGL. One will get first promotion to Senior Auditor (grade pay Rs. 4200) after 3 years of service.
Also One will get chance for the post of AAO (Gazette post) after clearing the departmental SAS exam after 2 more years of service.
All candidates are advised to fill this post in top position in non-interview preference list.
Divisional Accountant (under CAG)
Once you join as Divisional Accountant in a state, there is no chance of moving outside the state.
Divisional Accountant works in Public works departments offices (PWDs), which is a state govt. office. Though his payroll comes from State govt, he is always a central govt. employee.
PWDs need not necessarily be in cities, so you might get posted to any district in a state.
Regarding the work, he basically acts as an auditor for all expenses and receipts that go through the PWD, meaning he has to sign off each and every voucher.
Since he is Central Govt. representative in state dept, he enjoys great power and respect in the office and works independently, doesn’t need to report to anyone but himself.
The next promotion for DA is DA Grade-II and it takes 4-5 years normally. For the promotion, there is a departmental exam which is a must to be passed for the promotion. The minimum qualifying period for promotion is 3 years.
Divisional Accountant à Divisional Accountant Officer grade-II à DA Officer Grade-I à Sr. DA Officer
Statistical Investigator Post:
Statistical Investigator has to do all types of clerical work like noting, drafting, dispatching of documents etc., and data entry analysis, tabulation, compiling and editing of data, data coding, among others.
First promotion in 6-7 years, next promotion takes 11-12 years Statistical Investigator àSr. Statistical officer àAsst. Director à Deputy DirectoràJoint Director
Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) Inspector Post:
Central Bureau of Narcotics Works mainly are: Superintendence of the illicit cultivation of opium poppy in India, licensing the manufacture of synthetic narcotic drugs under Rule 7 of the NDPS Rules, 1985.
This is an executive post under CBN.
The Inspector looks after all the work relating to cultivation as well as enforcement work and such other work as entrusted to him.
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan only.