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SSC CHSL Salary and benefits

Update on 2024-04-15

SSC CHSL 2024 Salary for LDC, DEO, SA, PA, JSA Posts with In-Hand Salary & Benefits

SSC CHSL Pay Scale and Benefits: The SSC CHSL 2024 Salary, allowances, and benefits are quite lucrative and this is the main reason why millions of youth population in attracted to the SSC CHSL jobs. The best thing about the SSC CHSL is it doesn't require any specific degree, any candidate who has completed 12th with passing marks in the board exams can apply to appear in the SSC CHSL exams.

In this article, you can find the details of the SSC CHSL Salary, allowances, and benefits offered to various posts.

Details of SSC CHSL Exam:

SSC CHSL is a competitive national exam that is administered by the government of India to select the candidates for various departments of government offices. The full form of the SSC CHSL exam is the Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level exam. As the name suggests, this exam is conducted for the students who have completed their higher secondary education and want to acquire a government job in the government-owned offices.

The exam is conducted to recruit the candidates for the posts of Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Operator Grade A.

Job Posts After SSC CHSL Exam:

The SSC CHSL 2024 Salary, allowances, and benefits are offered according to the posts of the SSC CHSL employee. And the SSC 10+2 exam is conducted to recruit the higher secondary qualified candidates for these 4 job posts:

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Data Entry Operator- Grade A
  • Court Clerk


SSC CHSL LDC, DEO, SA, PA, JSA, Court Clerk Promotions & Career Growth:

Staff Selection Commission also promotes the employees based on their performance. Also to provide promotions the SSC also conducts various examinations to check the efficiency and knowledge of their existing employees. However, the promotion policies are different for each job post.

SSC CHSL Promotion Policies:

Lower Division Clerk (LDC) is the 1st level clerk and is promoted as Upper Division Clerk after completing 5 to 7 years of service. One can appear in the SSC UDC selection exam after serving as an LDC for 5 to 7 years. to get promoted as a UDC.

➜ Data Entry Operator (DEO) can work in every government office, they do not get a promotion until the two years of service, also their payscale remains unchanged for at least 2 years. Even after completing 2 years as DEO in the government office, they do not get promotions on the basis of experience as they have to undergo an examination process and appear in the SAS exam conducted on a departmental level by SSC to promote its employees.

➜ Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant is employed in the postal department of government. This SSC CHSL profile offers the fastest career growth as compared to other job profiles of SSC CHSL. After serving as a PA/SA for 3 years, the pay grade of the employee is increased and after 5 years, they get an opportunity to get a promotion as an inspector of the post.

➜ The Court Clerk can be promoted as Senior Clerk or Office Superintendent. The promotion is completely dependent on the availability of the no. of vacancies.

Job Post Career Growth
Lower Division Clerk a) Upper Division Clerk
b) Division Clerk
c) Section Officer
Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant a) Supervisor (LSG)
b) Senior Supervisor
c) Chief Supervisor (HSS)
Data Entry Operator a) Data Entry Operator Grade-B
b) Data Entry Operator Grade C
c) Data Entry Operator Grade F (System Analyst)
Court Clerk a) Assistant Clerk
b) Bench Clerk
c) Head Clerk

SSC CHSL Post Wise Salary Structures:

Below we have mentioned the SSC CHSL Salary structure. If you want to know the salary of LDC, DEO, SA, PA, JSA, Court Clerk, etc, please refer to the table mentioned below:

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) Rs. 19,900 – Rs 63,200/-
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) Rs. 19,900 – Rs 63,200/-
Postal Assistant (PA) Rs. 25,500 – Rs 81,100/-
Sorting Assistant (SA) Rs. 25,500 – Rs 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO) (Pay Level-4) Rs. 25,500 – Rs 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO) (Pay Level-5) Rs. 29,200 – Rs 92,300/-
DEO (Grade A) Rs. 25,500 – Rs 81,100/-
Court Clerk Rs 24,000- Rs 30,000/-

Important Note:

  • The house rent allowances and other components of salary are paid to the SSC CHSL employees on the basis of the category of the city they are posted in. There are three categories of cities which are City X, City Y, and City Z.
  • In the category City X, the HRA is 27% of the total salary, in City Y, the HRA is 18% whereas, in the category City Z, the HRA is only 9% of the salary. In the table below, we have specified the cities that lie under Category X, Y, and Z.
Category Cities Under the Category
City X (Population more than or equal to 50 Lakhs) Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune
City Y (Population more than 20 Lakhs) Vijayawada, Warangal, Greater Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Guwahati, Chandigarh, S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Raipur, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Srinagar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City, Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Gwalior, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai–Virar City, Malegaon, Nanded-Vaghela, Sangli, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Raurkela, Puducherry / Pondicherry, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Salem, Tiruppur, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Erode, Moradabad, Meerut, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur, Nodia, Firozabad, Jhansi, Dehradun, Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur
City Z (Population less than 20 lakhs) Remaining cities

SSC CHSL Salary for LDC, DEO, SA, PA, JSA Posts:

As already discussed, lucrative salaries are offered to government employees. SSC CHSL employees' salary has increased significantly after the 7th Pay Commission, they are only offered well-paid monthly income but they also get various allowances and benefits. We have tabulated the salaries of the LDC, JSA, DEO, PA, and SA after the 7th pay commission and SSC CHSL In-hand salary please have a look:

Post Name Basic Pay City Category HRA TA Gross In-Hand Salary
LDC/JSA INR 19,900 City X INR 4776 INR 3600 INR 31659 INR 29051
INR 19,900 City Y INR 3184 INR 1800 INR 28267 INR 25659
INR 19,900 City Z INR 1592 INR 1800 INR 26675 INR 24067
INR 25,500 City X INR 6120 INR 3600 INR 39555 INR 36291
DEO / PA / SA INR 25,500 City Y INR 4080 INR 1800 INR 35715 INR 32451
INR 25,500 City Z INR 2040 INR 1800 INR 33675 INR 30411

SSC CHSL 2024 Salary Structure of LDC & JSA:

The detailed salary structure of Lower Division Clerk and Junior Secretariat Assistant is mentioned below:

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
Pay Scale INR 5200-INR 20200 INR 5200- INR 20200 INR 5200 – INR 20200
Grade Pay INR 1900 INR 1900 INR 1900
Basic Pay INR 19,900 INR 19900 INR 19900
DA (17%) INR 3383 INR 3383 INR 3383
HRA INR 4776 (27%) INR 3184 (18%) INR 1592(9%)
Transport Allowance (TA) INR 3600 INR 1800 INR 1800
Gross Pay INR 31659 INR 28,267 INR 26,675

SSC CHSL 2024 Salary Structure of DEO, PA & SA:

Below given is the detailed salary structure of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant, and Sorting Assistant:

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
Pay Scale INR 5200-INR 20200 INR 5200- INR 20200 INR 5200 – INR 20200
Grade Pay INR 2400 INR 2400 INR 2400
Basic Pay INR 25500 INR 25500 INR 25500
DA (17%) INR 4335 INR 4335 INR 4335
HRA INR 6120 (27%) INR 4080 (18%) INR 2040 (9%)
Transport Allowance (TA) INR 3600 INR 1800 INR 1800
Gross Pay INR 39555 INR 35715 INR 33675

Deductions in Salary of SSC CHSL Employees:

Please note that the SSC CHSL 2024 in-hand Salary is less than his/her gross salary. Some deductions are made in the gross salary to cover up the health benefits, dearness allowance, and other allowances. Below we have given the detail of the deductions made in the gross salary of the employees based on their city:

Deduction in the Salary of LDC & JSA:

Salary Components City X City Y City Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA) INR 2328 INR 2328 INR 2328
CGHS INR 250 INR 250 INR 250
Total Deductions INR 2608 INR 2608 INR 2608
Net Salary (Approx) INR 29,051 INR 25,659 INR 24,067

Deduction in the Salary of DEO, PA & SA:

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA) INR 2984 INR 2984 INR 2984
CGHS INR 250 INR 250 INR 250
Total Deductions INR 3264 INR 3264 INR 3264
Net Salary INR 36,291 INR 32,451 INR 30,411

Benefits and Allowances Offered to SSC CHSL Employees:

Various benefits and Allowances offered to the SSC CHSL employees is the reason why this segment of the government sector attracts so many young aspirants. SSCH CHSL not only provides a secure and stable career to its employees but also rewards them with various benefits. Some of them are given below:

  • House Rent Allowances: SSC CHSL employees are offered house rent allowances based on their city category and the post they are currently working on.
  • Dearness Allowance: Currently a dearness allowance of 17% of the basic pay under the 7th pay commission is provided to all the SSC CHSL employees.
  • Transport Allowance: The Transport allowance is included in the salary offered to the employees, For the City X category, a transport allowance of INR 3600 is paid while for the categories Y and Z, a transportation allowance of INR 1800 is paid.
  • City Compensatory Allowance
  • Medical Insurance of 100% coverage for the SSC CHSL employee and 75% medical coverage is provided to the dependant(family member).
  • Allowance for OPD treatment (non-hospitalization)
  • Furniture Allowance
  • Furniture Maintenance Allowance
  • Petrol Allowance
  • Loan Benefits
  • Education Allowance
  • Leave Fare Concession Travel
  • Other Special Allowances

Roles & Responsibilities of SSC CHSL Employees:

Below is the given description of the roles and responsibilities of SSC CHSL Employees:

Lower Division Clerk

  • A lower division clerk must have to look after all the clerical work and look after the workflow in the office.
  • He/she has to look after the registration of customers' mails.
  • He/she also has to enter the required data and manage records in the computer system.
  • The LDC is also responsible for making salary slips for the staff members.
  • Indexing and recording the data is one of the salient responsibilities of an LDC.
  • He/she also has to maintain the records of the received documents.
  • He/she sometimes also has to prepare simple drafts and statements.
  • The LDC also needs to fetch up the important data from the Information library and present them to the senior authorities.

Data Entry Operator

  • He/she is responsible for maintaining customer and account data records by entering the data in the system files from the source documents in the given deadlines.
  • The Data Entry Operator is also responsible for researching and obtaining the complete information for the documents which are incomplete or incorrect.
  • He/she will also look after the scanning and printing of important documents for managing the data further.
  • Inputting the data and fetching their output is also one of the major roles.
  • He/She works on various professional software such as MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Powerpoint.
  • He/She is responsible for updating, verifying, researching, and retrieving the data from various systems of the office.
  • At last but not least, the data operator also has to ensure that the data being entered in the records is accurate and must be kept confidential by all means.

Court Clerk

The responsibilities and roles of the Court clerk are summarized with the following tasks:

  • He/she looks after the maintenance of the Court Records.
  • He/she also looks after the administration of Oaths during Court Hearings.
  • A court clerk is also responsible for documenting the Receipt of Legal Documents.
  • He/she also has to seal up the Copies of the Courts’ Orders and Judgements
  • The court clerk has to perform Accounting and Bookkeeping Duties.
  • Preparing Meeting Agendas.
  • Preparation of Draft Agendas or Bylaws for Town or City Councils.
  • Answer Official Correspondence.
  • Research and Document Information judges.

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant

  • A Postal Assistant or a Sorting assistant has to work as a customer support executive and handle the customer queries by providing them a satisfactory solution.
  • He/she also has to look after the disposal of mails and maintain the data.
  • The Postal Assistant also has to monitor all the tasks that are related to his/her job.
  • The PA/SA also has to return the mails to the sender if the mail gets failed to deliver at the receiver's location.
  • He/she has to check the status of Intracity transmission of mails between mail offices and post offices. Also has to look after the transmission of Foreign articles through the Post office network.
  • He/she sometimes also have to correct the address of the addressee.

Now that you have all the information about the SSC CHSL 2024 Salary for LDC, DEO, SA, PA, JSA Posts, start preparing for the SSC CHSL exams. The SSC CHSL recruitment process is expected to begin soon and the SSC CHSL registration process 2024 has already begun from the 1st February 2024 and the last date of the application is 7th March 2024. SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is scheduled to be conducted in the month of May 2024, however, there is no fixed date announced yet. We advise all the aspirants to start preparing early for the exams, so they can get enough time for the revision. Below we have given the tentative dates of SSC:

SSC CHSL 2024 Important Dates:

Events Dates
SSC CHSL 2024 Notification 1st February 2024
SSC CHSL 2024 Registration Process 1st February 2024
Last Date to Apply for SSC CHSL 2024 07th March 2024
Last Date & Time for receipt of Online application 07th March 2024 (23:00)
Last Date & Time for making online fee payment 08th March 2024 (23:00)
Last Date & Time for generation offline challan 09th March 2024 (23:00)
SSC CHSL last date for payment through challan (during working hours of Bank) 10th March 2024
Last Date of online correction and online payment of corrections charges 11th to 15th March 2024
SSC CHSL Tier I Admit Card April/May 2024 (tentatively)
SSC CHSL (CBT) Exam Date 2024 (Tier I) May 2024 (Tentative)
SSC CHSL Result for Tier I Yet to be announced
SSC CHSL Tier II Admit Card Yet to be announced
SSC CHSL Tier II Examination (Descriptive Paper) To be notified later
SSC CHSL Result for Tier II Yet to be announced

Process to Apply for SSC CHSL:

As previously mentioned, SSC has already released the notification of the Examination for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, Candidates who are 12th passed and interested in pursuing their career in the government sector can apply for this exam by following these simple.

Steps to fill the SSC CHSL 2024 Application Form:

  • Visit the official website of SSC i.e
  • Now click on the "New user Register Now" option available behind the login menu.
  • Register yourself by entering all the required details.
  • Now login using the registered credentials.
  • Again visit the home page and apply Click on the "Apply" bar mentioned on the right corner.
  • Now you will be redirected to a new page where you will find options like CGL, CHSL, JE, etc. Click on CHSL.
  • Now find the option "Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination" Apply option.
  • Fill up the SSC CHSL application form and upload the required documents.
  • Submit the form by paying the SSC CHSL application fee.
  • After a successful payment, take a screenshot of the confirmation page for further reference.

Signing Off:

This article has summed up all the aspects of the SSC CHSL 2024 Salary, allowances, and benefits. Candidates who wish to know more about the SSC CHSL exam 2024 can send their queries to [email protected]. We will try our best to resolve your query.

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