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July 18, 2019 • 3:39 pm

SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer (ASO) - Job Profile, Salary, Vacancy

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Assistant Section Officer or ASO is one of those posts which are offered through SSC CGL Exam. It is undoubtedly one of the best Assistant posts in SSC CGL.

Every year the Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL Exam to recruit the deserving candidates for the post of Income Tax Inspector, Preventive Officer, Central Excise Inspector, Statistical Investigator, Sub Inspector in CBI, Assistant Audit Officer, etc.

Last year, SSC released the notification for 700+ ASO vacancies along with all other posts. This notification was released on 05th May 2018.

SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer comes under Group ‘B’ and is the highest paid posts among all the SSC CGL posts.

So, if you want to know how you can become an Assistant Section Officer, then you should read this blog till the end.

This article will perfectly guide you to become an SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer.

Let’s start with understanding this post better.


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SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Job Profile – Roles & Responsibilities


SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) works in different ministries of Government of India.

They do all the Clerical work like reporting, drafting, completing files, etc. To know about all their work, roles & responsibilities you need to scroll down the article.

As mentioned above, it is one of the best and highest paid post in SSC CGL Exam. So, you got to be passionate about this post.

Have a look at the Assistant Section Officer Job Profile:

As an SSC Assistant Section Officer, you will have to reply to RTIs, Grievances of Public/Employees, Parliament Questions, etc.

You have to identify and analyze the issues related to the court case and record a note.

You have to maintain the link between Parliament and the Central Secretariat, especially when handling the Parliament Questions, Assurances & Government Bills.

As an Assistant Section Officer, you have to manage the work financially and prepare the budget of various Departments of the Central Government.

You have to link all the relevant materials including rules, precedents etc.

You need to assist in the formulation and monitoring implementation of policies concerning subjects.

So, these all are the roles and responsibilities you have to take as an Assistant Section Officer (ASO).



SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Salary – Pay Scale


After the 7th Pay Commission, Assistant Section Officer Pay Scale comes under 4600 grade pay. The SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Salary is categorized in X, Y and Z categories.

Along with the basic salary, you will be benefitted with many allowances. Have a look at the table below that will show you the detailed Assistant Section Officer Salary after 7th pay commission:

Basic + Allowances

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SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer Career Growth


Promotion of an Assistant Section Officer under SSC CGL is based on many factors. It takes 5-7 years of hard work and dedication for an Assistant Section Officer to get promoted to the next job profile.

So, here we are with the complete career path of an SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer.

Let’s have a look.


1. Assistant Section Officer to Section Officer (4800)


An Assistant Section Officer is promoted to the Section Officer (4800) after 5-7 years of work. You have to first clear the inter-department exam to get promoted. If not, you will be promoted after 10-12 years.


2. Section Officer (4800) to Section Officer (5400)


It will take almost 4 years to get you promoted to the Section Officer (5400).


3. Section Officer (5400) to Under Secretary


It takes minimum 4 years and maximum 6 years for Section Officer (5400) to become an Under Secretary (6600).


4. Under Secretary to Deputy Secretary


Towards the end of your career you will be promoted to the Deputy Secretary. This is the senior most post and the candidates will get the highest amount of salary.


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So, this is the complete guide for SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer. Hope you will now understand what an Assistant Section Officer is and what all work they do.

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Showing 6 comments out of 6
  • Aditya shukla
    I m a 10th pass student which job does i apply?
  • Naveenkumar konidala
    I'm a science graduate.can I apply for the assistant sectional officer post..?.
  • Ari
    Sir my eye power is - 9 I'm eligible for LV category
  • Varsha
    I am a forensic science student can I apply for the assistant section officer plzz give me clarity on this sir.
  • Arpitha Koppula
    I am a agriculture graduate can I apply for assistant section officer
    Hello Arpitha,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer.
    Thank You!!