SSC CGL 2021-22: Life of SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer (ASO)


SSC CGL 2021-22 Notification Released!! Vacancy for Assistant Section Officer!

It is the dream of innumerable aspirants in India to work as an SSC CGL ASO. If you too are on this bandwagon, now is the time to make your dream come true.

SSC CGL 2021-22 Notification

The SSC CGL notification 2021-22 was released on December 23, 2021. The application window is now open and will remain open till January 23, 2022. We sincerely urge you to apply at the earliest.

Take a look at all the important SSC CGL 2021 exam dates as well to check other deadlines.

SSC CGL 2021-22: About Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission or SSC, as often called, is an umbrella organization under Government of India. SSC is responsible for conducting recruitment processes for various posts in different ministries and departments and subordinate offices. Every year SSC conducts various exams like SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, SSC multitasking, SSC GD constable, SI and many more to recruit staff in various government authorized entities. More than 20 lakh aspirants sit for SSC CGL exam every year to enter into the government sector.

This post will deal with the job profile and the life of an SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer or ASO in CSS.

SSC CGL Recruitment 2021-22

SSC CGL 2021-22 notification was released a few days back and the SSC CGL Tier 1 online exam dates are already out. The exam will be held in April 2022.

Most of the aspirants have already started burning the candle at both ends. If, how to prepare for SSC CGL is the question that is popping up in your mind, then, what is the job profile, career prospects, growth in SSC CGL job is the equally searched and curious question flooding the internet. So to pacify all your queries and give answers to all your questions, we will discuss the various job profiles that come under SSC CGL 2021-22 recruitment one by one. 

Also take a look at the SSC Exam Calendar 2021-2022: New Calendar for Upcoming SSC Exams.

SSC CGL 2021-22: Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Career

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC holds Combined Graduate Level Examination or SSC CGL exam to fill various Group ‘B’ (Gazetted and Non- Gazetted) and Group ‘C’ posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations every year for all eligible graduates. The Assistant Section Officer or ASO in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) is a Grade B post under the government of India. They act as a bridge between the Parliament and the Central Secretariat and is primarily a desk job. As an ASO in CSS your first promotion will take place in 5-6 years as a Section officer which is a gazetted post, if you clear the departmental exam. Then as Under Secretary in 6-8 years, Deputy Secretary in 8-10 years and Director in 8-10 Years.

SSC CGL 2021-22: Assistant Section Officer Salary and Perks

SSC CGL exam is attempted by aspirants in large numbers not only because it is a stable and secured central government job but the perks, allowances and salary that is being offered is also lucrative. The SSC CGL in-hand salary of Assistant Section Officer is ₹58-60,000 that includes HRA, DA, TA and grade pay is Rs 4600.

Read more about the SSC CGL salary in detail.

Besides this, as a SSC CGL ASO in CSS you don’t have to spend a single rupee on health in your life. Good health facilities are provided. Also you will be provided a government quarter with good locality and all facilities but it can take a time period of approximately 5 years.

SSC CGL 2021-22 Assistant Section Officer Job Profile

As an SSC CGL ASO or SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer your work be related to drafting communications, coordinating with different sections, maintaining all file related matters. In brief, some of the responsibilities are mentioned below-

  • Basic Noting / Drafting.
  • Regular office work
  • Replying to RTIs, Parliament Questions, Grievances of Public / Employees, Preparing Salary Bills of Staff
  • Creating / putting up the file on work assigned by your senior.
  • Typing letter / notes, replying to the correspondence of letter / notes received.
  • Type of Work Depends on the Section you are posted in

Kindly ensure that you are eligible for this post by studying the SSC CGL Eligibility details carefully.

Furthermore, this was just a short summary of the SSC CGL ASO work scenario and career prospects. If you want a detailed information do watch the video given below-

If you want to explore more career options, be sure to take a look at the SSC CGL job profile for all the posts.

SSC CGL 2021-22 Preparation

ixamBee is here to help you in your preparation for SSC CGL. First and foremost, review the SSC CGL exam pattern before you can begin with your preparation. Next, study  the SSC CGL 2021-22 syllabus carefully and design your study plan accordingly.

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Good luck for your SSC CGL 2021-22 exam.

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