SSC CPO Salary, Job Profile and Career Growth

SSC CPO Salary 2019: Job Profile, Allowances, Career Growth and SSC CPO SI & ASI Salary After 7th Pay Commission

Dear Aspirants,

Staff Selection Commission recruits for various posts of Central Police Organization and conducts the SSC CPO examination for the same. Candidates aspiring to work in the Police department and serve the country as a policeman can apply for the SSC CPO 2019 exam. Wondering what can be the pay scale and salary of the SSC CPO posts? What is the job profile for SSC CPO? All the answers lie here. This post will provide you with all the information regarding the various posts under SSC CPO, Payscale, Salary, and Job profile.

Various Posts/Departments under SSC CPO 

The various posts and departments under the SSC CPO exam are as given below:

  • SI(Sub Inspector) in Delhi Police, 
  • SI(Sub Inspector) in CAPFs(Central Armed Police Forces) that includes BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB
  • ASI(Assistant Sub Inspector) in CISF(Central Industrial Security Force)

SSC CPO Salary Structure 2019

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

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

SSC CPO Salary: Basic Allowances Provided

House Rent Allowance(HRA)

House rent allowance will depend on the class of city you are living in. HRA shall not be less than Rs. 5400/- pm, Rs. 3600/- pm and Rs.1800/- pm at X, Y & Z class cities respectively.

  • @ 24% of Basic pay for X category of cities
  • @ 16% of Basic Pay for Y category of cities
  • @ 8% of Basic Pay for Z category of cities

HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%

Dearness Allowance (DA)

The Dearness Allowance is a cost of living adjustment allowance and is currently 12% Of basic Pay under the 7th Pay Commission. 

Transport Allowance (TA)

The rate of transport allowance per month various according to the place you are living in as mentioned below:

  • Employees posted in the cities: Rs.3600+DA thereon
  • Employees posted at all other places: Rs.1800+DA thereon

Diet allowance/Ration Money

Diet Allowance or Ration money is provided to the CPO employees to cater their diet needs. The Diet allowance of Rs 101.5 is provided to SI in Delhi Police. Ration money of Rs.97.85 per head per day is admissible to SI in CISF.

Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy

  • CEA @ Rs.2250/- per month (Total Rs.27000/- per annum) for children studying class Nursery to 12th class. Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%.
  • Hostel subsidy @ Rs.6750/- per month (Total Rs.81000/- per annum) for children studying in hostel. Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%.

Dress Allowance

Rs.10,000/- (Annual) Constable to Inspector in the month of July of every year.

Risk /Hardship Allowance

The risk/hardship allowance is given according to the region. The sub-inspectors working in remote and dangerous areas are given this allowance according to the level of risk. Officials posted in areas of high-risk zone are given an extra allowance.

SSC CPO Salary Structure: Post Wise In Hand Salary

The salary breakup of all posts under the SSC CPO The approx in Hand salary of all the posts is as given below:

Post SI (Sub Inspector)
in Delhi Police
SI (Sub Inspector)
in CAPFs
ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector)
Pay scale Rs.35,400-1,12,400/- Rs.35,400-1,12,400/- Rs.29,200-92,300
Basic pay Rs 35,400 Rs 35,400 Rs. 29,200
HRA 8496 X Cities (24%)- 8496
Y Cities (16%)- 5664
Z Cities (8%)- 2832
X Cities (24%)- 7008
Y Cities (16%)- 4672
Z Cities (8%)- 2336
DA 4248 (12% of basic) 4248 (12% of basic) 3504 (12% of basic)
TA 3600 Cities- 3600
Other Places- 1800
Cities- 3600
Other Places- 1800
Other Extra Allowances
Like Petrol, Diet etc
Rs 500-Rs 700 Plus
Other benefits
Rs 500-Rs 700
Plus Other benefits
Rs 500-Rs 700
Plus Other benefits
Gross Salary ~52,400 X CIties~ 52,400
Y Cities~ 47,812
Z Cities~ 44,980
X CIties~ 44,012
Y Cities~ 39,876
Z Cities~ 37,540
Deductions Approx 5-6k Approx 5-6k Approx 5-6k
Total In Hand Salary
~46k-47k In Hand X Cities~ 46k-47k In Hand
Y Cities~ 41k-42k In Hand
Z Cities~ 39k-40k In Hand
X Cities~ 39k-40k In Hand
Y Cities~ 33k-34k In Hand
Z Cities~ 31k-32k In Hand


SSC CPO Job Profile

SSC CPO gives you an opportunity to work for the betterment of the country. You 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. Take a look at the Job Profile of various organizations under SSC CPO:

Delhi Police

  • Works as an investigating officer and maintains law & order in the NCT Delhi
  • Protect citizens and prevent criminal activities
  • Maintain harmony among people and resolve their issues

Role of Central Armed Police Forces

Border Security Force (BSF)

  • Ensuring security of the borders of India
  • Can be posted in difficult terrains to prevent trans border crime
  • Prevent smuggling and other illegal activities

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • Control the crowd and riot like situations as & when required
  • Rescue & Relief operations during disasters
  • Duty during general elections
  • Insurgency operations
  • Vital installations etc

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

  • Provide security to the industrial units and government infrastructure of the country
  • Includes Industrial sector like thermal power plants, mines, steel plants, PSUs etc

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • Maintain security along India-Tibet border
  • Check illegal immigration from Tibet

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

SSC CPO Career Growth

The career growth in the Police Department with pay scale is given in the below chart. The growth from a Sub Inspector to an Inspector takes almost 15 years of impeccable service and record.

DG (2,25,000/)

ADG (1,82,200-2,24,100)

IG (1,44,200-2,18,200)

DIG (1,31,100- 2,16,600)

Sr. Comdt (1,23,100- 2,15,900)

Comdt (78,800 – 2,09,200)

DC (67,700- 2,08,700)

AC (56,100-1,77,500)

Insp (44,900-1,42,400)

SI (35,400-1,12,400)

ASI (29,200-92,300)

We hope that this article provided you the complete information regarding the SSC CPO Salary & Job profile. For any other information related to the SSC CPO Recruitment, stay tuned with SSCADDA.

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