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SSC CHSL Salary Structure - Complete Details


SSC CHSL is one of the prestigious exams conducted by the SSC. It seeks to recruit candidates in the positions of DEO, LDC, Postal Assistants etc. This article will discuss the SSC Salary structure and the various perks and benefits that are offered to the SSC CHSL qualified candidates.

SSC CHSL Salary Structure

The candidates who will be shortlisted for the SSC CHSL will be enjoying a great pay package as there was a hike of around 22-24% after the 7th Pay Commission was announced.

SSC conducts the SSC CHSL Exam to recruit aspirants for the following posts.

  1. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  2. Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  3. Court Clerk (CC)
  4. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)

The revised salary structure of SSC CHSL after the 7th Pay Commission is as follows

Name of PostsPay BandGrade Pay
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)₹5200-20200₹1900
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)₹5200-20200₹2400 
Data Entry Operator (DEO)₹5200-20200₹2400 
Data Entry Operator, Grade "A"₹5200-20200₹2400 

Apart from the basic pay, the SSC CHSL candidates are entitled to various allowances like DA, HRA, TA etc, which contributes to the overall salary. The HRA varies according to the city of posting. The in-hand salary of SSC CHSL candidates can be calculated as follows

In hand salary of LDC

ComponentsCity XCity YCity Z
Pay ScaleRs. 5200 – 20200Rs. 5200 – 20200Rs. 5200 – 20200
Grade Pay190019001900
Basic payRs. 19,900Rs. 19,900Rs. 19,900
HRA (depending on the city)24%= 477616%= 31848%= 1592
DA (Current- 17%)338333833383
Travel Allowance360018001800
Gross Salary Range (Approx)316592826726675
Deductions ( NPS + CGEGIS+ CGHS)260826082608
Approx In-Hand Salary290512565924067

In hand salary of PA/SA/DEO

ComponentsCity XCity YCity Z
PayscaleRs. 5,200 – 20,200Rs. 5,200 – 20,200Rs. 5,200 – 20,200
Grade Pay240024002400
Basic payRs. 25,500Rs. 25,500Rs. 25,500
HRA (depending on the city)24%= 6,12016%= 4,0808%= 2,040
DA (Current- 17%)4,3354,3354,335
Travel Allowance360018001800
Gross Salary Range (Approx)39,55535, 71533,675
Deductions (Approx)326432643264
Approx In-Hand Salary36,29132,45130,411

SSC CHSL Salary - Perks and Allowances

Apart from the basic salary, the candidates also receive certain benefits and allowances. The list of such allowances are as follows:

  • Dearness Allowance ( 31% as per latest update)
  • HRA ( 8-24% depends on the location of posting)
  • Transport Allowance
  • LTC
  • Special Allowance

SSC CHSL Job Profile

The SSC CHSL exam is conducted for openings in DEO, LDC/JSA, PA/SA positions. The job profile is different for the different positions. We will be discussing the job profile of each of these posts in the following lines.

DEO Job Profile

  1. Entering data from records to system using database management software
  2. Working with office suite ( word, excel, PowerPoint)
  3. Updating and verifying data from various records.

LDC Job Profile

  1. Drafting simple letters and indexing of information
  2. Entering data from records into computer
  3. Deal with the clerical work and maintain the workflow in the office.
  4. Receiving and storage of important documents and information.

PA/SA Job Profile

  1. Attending customer queries and providing support.
  2. Mail disposal and maintaining the records

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When can I appear for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Candidates can appear for this exam after completing their class 12.

What are the different stages of the exam? +

There are three stages of the exam. While the first is conducted online, the other two are done offline.

What is the age limit for SSC CHSL Exam 2021? +

A candidate must be 18-27 years of age as of 01-01-2021.

What are the cut-off marks for this exam? +

The minimum qualifying mark is 33 out of 100.

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