SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Salary in MEA And Railways

SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Salary in MEA & Railways

Staff Selection Commission offers a great opportunity for the young candidates to work in the top organizations of the Central government. Assistant section officer in MEA and railways is one of the topmost posts under SSC CGL. If you are confused about the work profiles of ASO in MEA and railways, you must read the article given below. It highlights the important aspects and benefits of working as an ASO. We have provided you with all the details including the salary, job profile, working hours, job posting and career growth.

SSC CGL Salary: Check Post Wise Salary Structure

Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
S.No Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
5 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
6 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600

SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Salary in MEA

As you will be working under the Ministry of External affairs, your posting will be done to foreign countries as well. While posted outside India, your salary may go up to 2 lakh per month as well.

Pay Level of Posts Pay Level-7
Payscale Rs 44900 to 142400
Grade Pay 4600
Basic pay Rs 44900
HRA (24%) 10,776
DA (Current- 17%) 7,633
Travel Allowance 3600
Gross Salary Range (Approx) 66,909

Extra Allowances

The govt accommodation can be availed at MEA flats in Chanakyapuri and Dwarka. Since most MEA employees go for a foreign posting every 3 years, the flats are not blocked/occupied for long. However, with every posting, you need to shift your entire set up with you. But you need not worry about accommodation in other countries plus you will be getting huge amount of salary. So, you can save a lot of money. You are entitled to get treated in the best hospital in that location, your children go to the best American/British International Schools.

Job Responsibilities

  • Very responsible work and a lot to learn about Indian diplomacy and how countries take up matters.
  • The main job of an assistant is to assist the IFS officers in their day to day work.
  • Assistants do the file work and noting, drafting and communication with the head office in India.
  • Planning and examination of documents to be signed between the nations.
  • Filing and other works related to various MoUs to be signed by ambassadors and ministers.
  • Coordinating between various offices of consulates as well from HQ at Home Nation.
  • Promoting friendly relations with the receiving state as also its people, including NRI/PIO.

Work location

  • Most of the MEA assistants work at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan (near Udyog Bhawan Metro).
  • It depends upon your choice whether you want to stay in Delhi or want to get posted in foreign offices.
  • If you choose to work abroad under MEA then the following places will be allotted to you.

Foreign countries are divided into 5 categories – A+, A, B, C and Hard C

  • In Super Category – New York, Toronto, Washington DC, wellington, Geneve etc.
  • A – London, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, Tokyo etc.
  • B- Chicago, Warshaw, Zurich, Sydney etc.
  • C- Thimpu, Kuwait, Bangkok etc.
  • Hard C- Kabul, Damascus, Kandhar etc.

Training

  • There is no immediate training on joining. However, before you get a foreign posting you have to compulsorily undergo 30 days training (spread over small modules) as well as foreign language test.
  • The Foreign language proficiency test is mandatory to get the foreign posting.
  • Training is hectic with a lot to learn in a brief period of time for effective working.
  • Training takes place at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), JNU, Delhi.

Promotion (Career Growth)

First Promotion from Assistant to Section Officer(SO) takes 4-5 yrs after clearing departmental exams, otherwise, it may take 10-14 yrs on the seniority basis.

ASO

Section officer- Grade pay 4800

Section officer- Grade pay 5400

Undersecretary

Deputy Secretary

Director

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020

SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Salary in Railways

There are many perks & benefits like high salary & DA on Total Pay above, Transport Allowance, HRA etc. You will be given 3rd/2nd AC passes for your travel.

Pay Level of Posts Pay Level-7
Payscale Rs 44900 to 142400
Grade Pay 4600
Basic pay Rs 44900
HRA (depending on the city) X Cities (24%) 10,776
Y Cities (16%) 7,184
Z Cities (8%) 3,592
DA (Current- 17%) 7,633
Travel Allowance Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800
Gross SalaryRange (Approx) X Cities 66,909
Y Cities 63,317
Z Cities 57,925

Job Responsibilities

  • The work profile includes clerical work like completing files and making reports and putting them up to the higher authorities.
  • An ASO deal with matters like Customer grievances, policy changes, recruitment of railway operational staff etc.
  • However, you will not be involved in decision-making work which is handled by Group A officers recruited through UPSC. When parliament is in session and two months before railway budget you may have to work late even on Saturdays and Sundays if you are in Budget section.

Work location

You will generally be posted at Rail Bhawan in Delhi.

Promotion (Career Growth)

You can become Section Officers in 7-8 years.

ASO

Section officer- Grade pay 4800

Section officer- Grade pay 5400

Undersecretary

Deputy Secretary

Director

Working Hours

The working hour is from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm. You have to work 5 days a week and you will be given 10 casual leaves per year and 30 earned leaves per year. The job is based mostly in Delhi.

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