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SSC CGL Exam for ASO Ministry of Railways Recruitment 2021: Check Assistant Section Officer Eligibility, Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details

Archana Shandilya

SSC CGL Exam for ASO Ministry of Railways Recruitment 2021: Candidates between the age group of 20 to 30 years applied for the Assistant Section Officer Post (ASO) in the Ministry of Railways under SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment. The educational qualification for Assistant Section Officer Post in Indian Railways requires Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent. Therefore, graduates between the age group of 20 to 30 years can apply for this post.

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Age Limit (20 to 30 Years)

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1991 and not later than 1st January 2001 for SSC CGL 2020-21 Recruitment:

Age Limit 20-30 years

Name of Post/ Name of Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre

Classification of Posts/ Nature of Physical Disabilities permissible for the post

Assistant SECTION Officer in MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

Group “B”/

B, LV, FD, HH, OA, OL, OAL, BL, MW, leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims & (OA, LV), (OL, LV), (OA, HH), (OL, HH) and (LV, HH)

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Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit, as well as category-codes for claiming age relaxation as on the date of reckoning, is as follows:

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Age Relaxation

OBC

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

PwD + Gen

10 years

PwD + OBC

13 years

PwD + SC/ST

15 years

Ex-Servicemen

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a  disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)

8 years

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Below are the essential qualification details according to the post under SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment:

SSC CGL Post

Educational Qualification

Assistant Section Officer in MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

NATIONALITY/CITIZENSHIP

(i) A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Note: Provided that a candidate belonging to categories b), c), d) and e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

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Salary Structure of Assistant Section Officer in Indian Railways

The pay scale of an Assistant Section Officer in Indian Railways ranges from Rs. 44900 to 142400 with grade pay of Rs.4600 in addition to permissible allowances by the Central Govt. As per the 7th Pay Commission, Assistant Section Officer in Indian Railways would get a salary of around 60,000/- pm initially (can be varied a little as per place of posting).

Pay Level

Level-7

Pay Scale

Rs 44900 to 142400

Grade Pay

4600

Basic pay

Rs 44900

HRA (depending on the city)

X Cities (24%)

10,776

Y Cities (16%)

7,184

Z Cities (8%)

3,592

DA (Current- 17%)

7,633

Travel Allowance

Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800

Gross Salary Range (Approx)

X Cities

66,909

Y Cities

63,317

Z Cities

57,925

Other than the Basic Pay in the table, Assistant Section Officers in Indian Railways are given many perks & benefits like high salary & DA on total pay, Transport Allowance, HRA etc. They are also given 3rd/2nd AC passes for their travel.

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Job Profile of Assistant Section Officer in Indian Railways

The job profile of an Assistant Section Officer (ASO) in the Ministry of Railways is more clerical but in terms of grade, it is above the Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Post.

Major duties performed by Assistant Section Officer (ASO) in Indian Railways are:

-Clerical work: Completing files and making reports and putting them up to the higher authorities.

-Railway Budget Work: When parliament is in session and two months before the railway budget candidates may have to work late even on Saturdays and Sundays if they are placed in the Budget section. Decision-Making work is handled by Group A officers recruited through UPSC.

-Other Railway Management Work: Customer grievances, policy changes, recruitment of railway operational staff, etc.

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Job Posting/Location of Assistant Section Officer in Indian Railways

Candidates are generally posted at Rail Bhawan in Delhi.

Promotion Policy for Assistant Section Officer in Indian Railways

As an ASO in Indian Railways, you will have the following career path:

Prospective candidates can become Section Officers after 7 to 8 years of work experience. The working hour is from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm. ASO has to work 5 days a week and will be given 10 Casual Leaves and 30 Earned Leaves per year. The job is based mostly in Delhi.

Working as Assistant Section Officer (ASO) in Indian Railways can be a great opportunity where you will get a prestigious government job with a good pay scale along with perquisites and other benefits.

FAQ

What is the Education Qualification for Assistant SECTION Officer in Railways Recruitment through SSC CGL Exam?

Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

What is the Age Limit for Ministry of Railways ASO Post recruitment through SSC CGL Exam?

20-30 years

When will SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Exam will be conducted for Indian Railways Recruitment?

The exam has been postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Earlier it was scheduled from 29th May to 7th June 2021

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