SSC CGL Exam for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment 2021: Check Assistant Section Officer Eligibility, Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details

SSC CGL Exam for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment 2021: Check Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Eligibility, Selection Process, Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details.

Created On: Jun 11, 2021 11:19 IST
SSC CGL Exam for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment 2021: Check Assistant Section Officer Eligibility, Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details
SSC CGL Exam for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment 2021: Check Assistant Section Officer Eligibility, Job Profile, Salary, Promotion & Posting Details

SSC CGL Exam for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment 2021: Candidates between the age group of 20 to 30 years applied for the Assistant Section Officer Post in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) under SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment. The educational qualification for Assistant Section Officer Post in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 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 CENTRAL SECRETARIAT SERVICE (CSS)

Group “B”/

Post identified for individuals with disability *

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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:

Category

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 CENTRAL SECRETARIAT SERVICE (CSS)

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

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS.

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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 ofTanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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 Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

The pay scale of an Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 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 Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 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 Central Secretariat Service (CSS) are given many perks & benefits like high salary & DA on total pay, Transport Allowance, HRA, etc. The government of India provides various benefits: a health scheme (CGHS), travel concessions every year, gymnasiums are being set up in every building, there are libraries in all offices, and more recently a scheme to fund adventure sports (for the employees) has been started by the government.

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Job Profile of Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

The job profile of an Assistant Section Officer (ASO) in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) is quite important as it serves as the backbone of administrative work and provides permanent bureaucracy and functionary staff in the Central Government of India. The work of a CSS officer is primarily a desk job.

Major duties performed by Assistant Section Officer (ASO) in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) are:

-To maintain and nourish the important links between the Parliament and the Central Secretariat specifically when it is related to handling the parliamentary questionnaires and assurances of government’s bills.

- To file work, putting up a new matter, applying rules or any past precedence, drafting communication and coordinating with other sections.

- Formulation and monitoring the implementation of policies and ensuring the continuity in the policies laid by the Government of India.

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Job Posting/Location of Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) will get posted in Delhi only. Candidates will not be transferred anywhere else in India. However, they might go on deputation for a limited time to Regional Headquarters.

Promotion Policy for Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

As an ASO in Central Secretariat Service (CSS), you will have the following career path:

The candidates who join as Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Services have the possibility to become a Section Officer within 5 to 7 years of their services. The candidates would have to undergo inter-departmental promotion examinations for getting promoted to higher levels. Candidates, who are looking for gradual promotions to higher levels, might have to wait for 10 to 12 years to get promoted to Section Officer Level. The Section Officer post is a Group B Gazetted Officer level post.

Under the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), the candidates have the option to shift their department while still being in the employment period. They can shift to any department of their choices ranging from Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Home, Finance, Education, Civil Aviation, and others under CSS. The candidates after working for a considerable amount of time as Section Officers could get promoted to the post of Under Secretary. They would become eligible to get free air tickets and travel free of cost in any part of the country after being promoted to this post.

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Working as an Assistant Section Officer (ASO) in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 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 ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment through SSC CGL Exam?

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

What is the Age Limit for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Recruitment through SSC CGL Exam?

20-30 years

When will SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Exam will be conducted for ASO Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 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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