written by | July 5, 2022

SSC CHSL In-Hand Salary After 7th Pay Commission

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The SSC, which is termed as the staff selection commission, gives an incredible opportunity for young aspirants who have just given their Class 12th examinations to get a government job in different posts such as a lower division clerk, a data entry operator, and a postal assistant by giving the SSC CHSL exam. The SSC CHSL job profile might be considered a lucrative option for young candidates by assessing the salary structure and the numerous amount of allowances and benefits awarded to SSC CHSL staff. The pay scale of SSC CHSL staff varies from post to post and the city in which they are being recruited. Initial benefits might seem lesser in amount, but SSC CHSL salary after 5 years will lead to a substantial amount after numerous increments in pay scale and grade pay.

Did you know? The starting salary of an SSC CHSL officer starts from about ₹19,900, which can eventually be as much as ₹81,100, along with all perks, allowances, benefits, and bonuses once you clear the SSC examination. Interesting prospect, isn’t it? Let’s learn more about it.

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Salary Structure of an SSC CHSL Officer in 2022

The salary structure of an SSC CHSL officer depends upon the city in which he or she is posted and the Higher post to which he is allocated. Let’s take a look at this table to learn more about the salary structure of SSC CHSL officers.

SSC CHSL salary- Lower division clerk/Junior secretarial assistant

 

Criteria

City X

City Y

City Z

Payscale

5000 – 20000

5000 – 20000

5000 – 20000

Grade Pay

1900

1900

1900

Basic pay

20,000

20,000

20,000

House rental allowance (depending on the city)

24%= 4,800

16%= 3,200

8%= 1600

Dearness Allowance(Current- 17%)

3400

3400

3400

Travel Allowance

3600

1800

1800

Gross Salary Range (Approx)

31800

28400

26800

Deductions (Approx)

2500

2500

2500

Approx In-Hand Salary

29,300

25,900

24,300

This table presents the take-home pay for candidates who are in the post of  LDC ( lower division clerk) and JSA( junior secretarial assistant). The take-home pay varies according to the location. An LDC or JSA gets paid an amount equivalent to ₹29,300 in City x, whereas the person with the same post gets paid ₹25,900 in City Y and ₹24,300 in City Z.

In the table, City X denotes a city with a population of more than fifty lakhs. City Y denotes an overall population ranging from five lakhs to fifty lakhs in the particular city, and city Z denotes an overall population of fewer than five lakhs.

SSC CHSL Salary- DEO / PA / SA

Criteria

City X

City Y

City Z

Payscale

5,000 – 20,000

5,000 – 20,200

5,000 – 20,000

Grade Pay

2400

2400

2400

Basic pay

25,000

25,000

25,000

HRA (depending on the city)

24%= 6,000

16%= 4,000

8%= 2,000

DA (Current- 17%)

4,250

4,250

4,250

Travel Allowance

3600

1800

1800

Gross Salary Range (Approx)

38,850

35,050

33,050

Deductions (Approx)

3000

3000

3000

Approx In-Hand Salary

35,850

32,050

30,050

The above table presents the gross salary and take-home pay for Postal assistants, Sorting assistants and Data entry operators at the entry-level, varying from each other because of posting in different locations based on the demographic trends. A DEO/PA/SA gets paid ₹35,850 at City X, whereas the person working at the same post gets paid ₹32,050 in City Y and ₹30,050 in City Z.

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Now, let’s take a look at the different pay scales for different posts of SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Salary and Pay Scale

SSC CHSL Posts

SSC CHSL Pay Scales 

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)

Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-

Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-

Postal Assistant (PA)

Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-

Sorting Assistant (SA)

Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-

Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-4

Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-

Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-5

Rs. 29,200 – 92,300/-

DEO (Grade A)

Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/

SSC CHSL salary in hand ranges to about ₹19,900 to ₹63,200 depending on the number of years of experience and location of the posting for Lower division clerk and junior secretarial assistant, whereas the take-home pay ranges from ₹26,000 to ₹81,000 depending on the years of experience and location of posting for a portal assistant, sorting assistant, Data entry operator and Grade A level Data entry operator.

SSC CHSL Salary Allowances and Deductions

SSC CHSL officers are given various kinds of allowances in addition to their basic pay scale. The allowances given to them are as follows:

  • House Rent allowance
  • Transport allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Other special allowances.

House Rent Allowance

HRA or House rent allowance given to an SSC CHSL officer varies from location to location. An officer posted in a City with larger demography will attract a better house rental allowance than an officer posted in a small town or a city with less demography.

HRA is 24% for cities with a large population, 16% for the semi-rural or semi-urban areas, and 8% for rural areas.

Transport Allowance

SSC CHSL officers are provided with a Transport allowance to meet up the cost of commuting from their place of residence to their workplace. Currently, Transport allowance is given at a fixed rate of ₹3,600 for people residing and working in metropolitan cities, whereas it is ₹1, 800 for people residing and working in semi-urban and semi-rural areas.

Dearness Allowance

Dearness allowance is provided to meet the costs of living and any adjustments caused in monthly expenditure due to rising or rapid inflation. The amount of Dearness allowance was revised by the union cabinet in the year 2019. DA stands at 17% of the Basic salary, which means that starting DA for Lower division clerks and Junior secretarial assistant is ₹3,400, and for Data entry officers and postal assistants, it is ₹4,420.

Other Special Allowances

Other special allowances, such as the National Pension Scheme ( NPS ), The Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) Central Government Health Scheme ( CGHS) and the Leave Travel Concession ( LTC),  are also provided to SSC CHSL officers, which randomly increase the SSC CHSL Salary for officers.

Deductions

The approximate deductions for an entry-level lower division clerk and Junior secretarial assistant SSC CHSL officer stands at about ₹2,500, whereas the approximate deductions for an entry-level postal assistant, sorting assistant and Data entry operator are about ₹3,000.

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SSC CHSL Job Profile for Different Posts

The SSC CHSL Job Profile varies from different post to another. Let’s take a look at the various job profiles under SSC CHSL:

  • Lower Division Clerk and Junior Secretarial Assistant: The job profile for these posts includes Maintaining files, data, and documents in a systematic manner
  • Data Entry Operators: They are in charge of handling office computers. The SSC CHSL Job Profile for this role ensures that the officers have a good typing speed and are responsible to the management.
  • Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant: They are responsible for disposal of mails and maintaining data, being a part of Customer Support, and handling customer queries by giving them a quick and valuable response.

Conclusion

Choosing a career in the field of SSC CHSL might be a lucrative option for aspiring candidates. In this blog, we have discussed the SSC CHSL salary, The SSC CHSL Job Profile, The various perks and allowances given to SSC CHSL officers, and the deductions made in their pay structure. We have also discussed SSC CHSL Posts and Salary and their Pay scale and grade pay according to the number of years of experience and the location where they are posted. We are sure that there will be a surge In the number of Aspiring candidates giving the SSC examinations after they check out the enormous benefits in terms of salary and allowances an SSC CHSL officer gets.

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FAQs

Q: Briefly explain the various Job Profiles for SSC CHSL officers?

Ans:

SSC CHSL Job Profile includes various kinds of roles, such as

  • Lower Division Clerk and Junior secretarial assistant who is responsible for maintaining files and documents in a systematic manner.
  • Data Entry operators who maintain data, have a good typing speed and are responsible for the management and
  • Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant who disposes of mails and forms a part of customer support and handles customer queries.

Q: What are the different kinds of Allowances provided to SSC CHSL officers?

Ans:

SSC CHSL salary of an officer includes various kinds of allowances such as

1) House Rent Allowance 2) Transport Allowance 3) Dearness Allowance and 4) Other special allowance.  

Each of them forms a part of the CHSL salary.

Q: What is the Take-home pay for LDC and JSA SSC CHSL officers working in different areas?

Ans:

The take-home pay for LDC and JSA working in City X, with more than fifty lakh population, is ₹29,300, City Y, where the population ranges between five lakhs to fifty lakhs, is somewhat around ₹25,900 and City Z, where the population is less than five lakhs is ₹24,300.

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