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What Is The LIFE After Clearing SSC CHSL?

LIFE After Clearing SSC CHSL

Several ambitious students prefer to join government services after their 12th-grade examinations. The Staff Selection Commission conducts examinations that can be taken right after high school completion, known as Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (SSC-CHSL). It is one of the most taken examinations in recent times and has become a popular choice for the youth to get recruited in various departments and ministries of the Indian Government. Many of the students appearing for the exam in the upcoming year might wonder what life is after clearing the SSC CHSL exam? Take a look at the details below.

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Perks and facilities for SSC CHSL employees

The basic pay structure will depend on the posts under SSC CHSL that mainly consists of:

  • The lower-division clerk 
  • Data entry operator
  • Postal assistant
  • Court clerk

All of the above posts will have a gross salary and grade pay as well. The grade pay gets divided into two categories wherein the LDC, and postal assistant have a similar grade pay. The other two will have a different one. All the posts get subjected are assured of incremental benefits, which seem given either annually or as you get promoted when you take up departmental exams to do so. Take a look at the perks and allowances that the SSC CHSL employees will get: 

  • Transport allowances: All the central government employees get transport allowances regardless of the place where they are posted to help them
  • LTC benefits: Officers recruited through SSC CGL enjoy the benefit of LTC. It allows them to travel within or outside India after a certain period of time. This enables the employees to refresh their mind and break the monotony of their lives.
  • Gratuity benefits: Gratuity is the benefit which is payable to the employees leaving the organisation. It is an amount paid to employee by the employer for services rendered in the organization during the period of his/her employment. An employee is eligible to claim for the gratuity benefits only after completing 5 years of his/her services in the same organisation.
  • National Pension benefit: Another benefit of joining government jobs is that the employees automatically get enrolled for the national pension scheme. A card is given to the employees to keep track of their pension. Under the National Pension benefit scheme, a certain percentage of the salary gets deducted towards the contribution in NPS account.  The same amount is contributed by the employer also in NPS account. When the employee retires, the pension is given from this fund only. Thus, getting recruited through SSC CGL will enable you to get the pension benefits as well.
  • Medical facilities: Once you join the government job, all your medical bills will be taken care by the government. You become a member of the medical care schemes launched by the government from time to time.
  • Paid leave benefits: One of the most common reasons why people prefer government jobs over private jobs is that in government jobs, paid leaves are given. There are casual leaves, privilege leaves, medical leaves, earned leaves and many more. Even there are provisions that no deductions take place when you take an uninformed leave.

After clearing the exams and getting a suitable post in SSC CHSL, you can also explore other opportunities for your career growth- promotions with great perks included for various posts.

Lower-division clerk

The salary received by the Lower Division clerk recruited by SSC CHSL is given below.

Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale Rs. 19,900 – 63,200 Rs. 19,900 – 63,200 Rs. 19,900 – 63,200
Grade Pay 1900 1900 1900
Basic pay Rs. 19,900 Rs. 19,900 Rs. 19,900
HRA (depending on the city) 24%= 4776 16%= 3184 8%= 1592
DA (Current- 17%) 3383 3383 3383
Travel Allowance 3600 1800 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) 31659 28267 26675
Deductions (Approx) ~2500 ~2500 ~2500
Approx In-Hand Salary ~29,159 ~25,767 ~24,175

 

The career option for a lower division clerk to earn his/her stripes for promotion is by serving a minimum of seven years to get on to being an upper-division clerk. For this, you will have to clear the staff selection commission by appearing in the UDC exam. This promotion does come with its own set of benefits like Modified Assured Career Progression rules. If you are lucky enough to be selected in the defence ministry, there are chances of getting the fastest promotions as compared to other departments.

The highest post that you can achieve from being LDC is to being a Section officer. It would be a transition from lower division clerk to the UDC going forward to Division Clerk and then your goal of getting to be a Section officer.

Data entry operator

Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale Rs. 25,500 – 81,100 Rs. 25,500 – 81,100 Rs. 25,500 – 81,100
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic pay Rs. 25,500 Rs. 25,500 Rs. 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

 

A data entry operator can work in all the departments in the Government. The pay scale would remain the same for two years of service, and promotion takes place based on experience. The SAS exam will help in getting forward, which also a departmental exam conducted by SSC for furthering your chances of promotions. If the person doesn’t appear for the SAS  exam, there is a promotion directly after a decade of service.

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Postal assistant

Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale Rs. 25,500 – 81,100 Rs. 25,500 – 81,100 Rs. 25,500 – 81,100
Grade Pay 2400 2400 2400
Basic pay Rs. 25,500 Rs. 25,500 Rs. 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

The postal assistant would have to work either in:

  • Postal department
  • Passport Seva
  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • others

It has great career growth opportunities. The promotion from postal assistant to an accountant will need three years of service and change of grade pay to happen. Another five years will take you to the post of inspector of the post. For higher promotions, you can appear for the departmental exams, which are also guided by the MACP rules.

Court clerk

Getting promotion for a court clerk is not easy as there is the least number of vacancies as compared to the postal department. The person gets a chance to play an administrative role in the department. The hierarchy of the posts that you could assume would be court clerk to a senior clerk, hear clerk, and finally, the office superintendent. The grade pay is quite good in the final category but lesser compared to the level of postal promotion’s grade pay. The promotions are also dependent on the availability of the vacancy of the post.

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