The SSC CHSL is one of the most sought-after examinations for students who have completed the 10+2 format of education. It is also a very good opportunity for all aspirants who want to be a part of the Central Government and simultaneously prepare for other government jobs and competitive examinations. We at have provided a detailed salary, promotion, and career growth analysis of each post in the SSC CHSL.

Lower Division Clerk
This is the entry level for all clerks in government sectors. Their main responsibilities include handling daily tasks and are responsible for maintaining documents, files, and data of the office in an organized manner. The chain of promotion for a Lower Division Clerk includes, Assistant or Upper Division Clerk to Division Clerk and finally to Section Officer. The post of  Lower Division Clerk attracts a Pay Band of Rs. 5,200 – Rs.20,200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1,900 as mentioned in the official notification. Hence, the salary of a Lower Division Clerk in a metropolitan city would be a handsome Rs. 20,000 and after deductions, he would be taking home a sum of Rs. 18,000 per month.

Data Entry Operator (DEO)
As the designation suggests, the main responsibility of a Data Entry Operator is to enter, maintain and update data on a daily basis. His work mainly involves data handling for which he is expected to be well trained in typing with good speed, accuracy, and efficiency in multiple languages i.e. Hindi and English. The chain of promotion for a Data Operator Operator includes Data Entry Operator – Grade B to Data Entry Operator – Grade C and finally to Data Entry Operator – Grade F (System Analyst). The Data Entry Operator is classified into two Grade Pay scales of Rs. 2,400 and Rs. 1,900. The total salary of a Data Entry Operator would roughly translate to Rs. 20,000 for a person living in a metro city belonging to Grade Pay 1,900 and Rs. 26,000 for a person belonging to a metro city with a Grade Pay of Rs. 2,400.

Postal / Sorting Assistant
The Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant belongs to the clerical cadre post and includes postings in various postal departments under the aegis of the India Government. The recruitment of a Postal / Sorting Assistant could be in any department and could range from Post Offices; Postal Store Deports; Railway Mail Service; Saving Bank Control Organisation; Army Postal Services; Foreign Postal Offices; Circle Office and Regional Offices. The promotion of a Postal/ Sorting Assistant includes, Lower Selection Grade (LSG) (i.e. Supervisor), Higher Selection Grade (HSG) (i.e. Senior Supervisor) and to Higher Selection Grade (HSG) (i.e. Chief Supervisor). The Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant attracts a Grade Pay of Rs. 2,400 with a Pay Band of Rs. 5,200 to 20,200. Which would roughly mean, a Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant in a metro city would be making 26,000 per month and after deductions, take home a handsome salary of Rs. 23,500.

Court Clerk
As the name suggests, the main responsibility of a Court Clerk is to carry out administrate functions. These responsibilities include duties in Criminal and Civil Justice systems, assisting judges, lawyers, and court executives. The promotion of a Court Clerk includes being an Assistant Clerk to Bench Clerk to Head Clerk. The Court Clerk attracts a Grade Pay of Rs. 1,900 along with a Pay Band of Rs. 5,200-20,200 for the post. This would basically mean that the salary of a Court Clerk would roughly be Rs 20,000 and after deductions would be entitled to take home Rs. 15,000. 

Other Benefits
All position under SSC CHSL is entitled to other benefits. The first being the Annual Increment and second, Promotional Increment. The annual increment involves a 3 percent rise in the total pay of the Pay Band and corresponding Grade Pay of the position. And Promotional Increment includes an increase in total salary of the employee with an increase in Grade.

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