Life of SSC CGL- Assistant Section Officer (ASO)


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.

         SSC CGL notification 2020-21 was released a few months back and the Tier 1 online exam dates are already out. 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 recruitment 2020-21 one by one. 

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

Career as an Assistant Section Officer (ASO) In CSS

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.

Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Pay Scale 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 in-hand salary of Assistant Section Officer is Rs 58-60,000 that includes HRA, DA, TA and grade pay is Rs 4600. 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.

Assistant Section Officer (ASO) 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

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-

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             Good luck for your SSC CGL exam.

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