filter your search allcollegesexamnews



SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer (ASO): Job Profile, Pay Scale, Career Path

Last Updated - May 30, 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer (ASO) vacancies has been realised by SSC in multiple departments along with various other vacancies. The official notification for SSC CGL was out on May 15, 2017. SSC CGL ASO post is categorised under Group B and the grade pay is also much higher than many more posts available.

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer Vacancy

SSC CGL 2017 ASO have over more than 500+ vacancies being diversed under various Departments of the Ministry. Earlier these posts came under the heading Assistants but the post has been amended with the name Assistant Section Officer.

Table Bifurcating Assistant Section Officer Vacancy

Name of PostMinistries/Deptt/ Offices/ CadreGrade Pay(GP)URSCSTOBCTotal
Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service46002046131111407
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence Bureau46002056435
Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of Railway46001442929
Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs460074221636148
Assistant Section OfficerAFHQ4600281012555
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations4600912517

Read official SSC CGL 2017 Notification

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer Cut Off

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer cut-off are expected to be higher as analysed from the previous year’s cut-off, because the grade pay is as higher as 4600, as compared to the various posts in SSC CGL. Check SSC CGL 2017 Expected Cut off

Factors, that examination authority consider to eliminate the candidates and decide cut-off is:

  • No. of students present
  • No. of correctly marked answers
  • No. of wrong answers marked
  • Difficulty level of exam
  • No. of vacancy
  • Previous year’s cut-off
  • Previous year’s recruitment statistics
Department/PostsCategoryVacancyCut Off Marks
Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)UR299498.5
Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)OBC169472
Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)SC80434
Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service (CSS)ST49402.75

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer Job Profile

Central Secretariat Service is considered to be the backbone of the Central Govt. Bureaucracy and administrative work. It is one of the best “Assistant” post offered in SSC CGL Exam.

Job Profile Role Of An ASO:

  • Routine noting, drafting, writing letter and submission of cases
  • Required to locate and collect other files or papers, information, data and material, if any, referred to in the receipt, or having a bearing on the issues raised therein.
  • Identify and examine the issues involved in the court case and record a note.
  • Assisting in the formulation and monitoring implementation of policies concerning subjects.

Monitoring & review of the implementation of policies/schemes. The assistant section officer Officers as a part of permanent bureaucratic setup are expected to perform on all counts i.e.:

  • Prompt action
  • Checks on delays
  • Linking of all relevant material including rules,
  • precedents etc. &
  • Put up alternative solutions along with possible consequences and conclusions.
  • Facilitate maintaining the vital link between Parliament and the Central Secretariat, especially when it comes to handling of Parliament Questions, Assurances & Government Bills.
  • Work relating to cadre management of various organized services
  • Work relating to financial management and preparation of the budget of various Departments of the Central Government.

Litigation work of the Central Government (preparing reply for court cases)

Thus, apart from better skills in noting, drafting and interpretation of rules and regulations by members of CSS, the CSS members ensures continuity in the policies of the Government of India.

SSC CGL 2017 ASssistant Section Officer Pay Scale

ASO Pay scale comes under 4600 grade pay, after the 7th Pay Commission. On the basis of which the Salary will be as following:

Basic + AllowancesX CategoryY CategoryZ Category
DA on TA000
Gross Salary592765388450292
Salary in Hand519614656942977

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer Transfer Options

SSC CGL 2017 ASO aspirants would be beneficial. Because this job post does not require transfer. Main headquarter is itself in delhi. So the aspirants don’t have to worry much regarding migration unlike the issue they might face in the other posts and Organisation. Department of this posts are located throughout the country. So, if the aspirant is already a migrant then they might appeal to get transferred to their native place or near-by if the department is established in those cities .

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Section Officer Opportunities

Assistant Section officer – 6677

the promotion of Assistant section officer to section officer (4800) takes 5 years and there is a departmental exam for that conducted by UPSC.

Section Officer – 3200+

Section officer (4800) get promoted to Section officer (5400) after 4 years of further service.

Under Secretary – 1800+

Section Officer (5400) to Under Secretary Promotions are also fast due to large strength of Under Secretary Cadre and no direct recruitment in this cadre. So it takes minimum 4 years and maximum 6 years for SO (5400) to become US (6600)

Deputy Secretary/Director- 750+

Pay Band 2 (9300-34800) & Grade Pay 5400 –> Pay Band 3 (15600-39100) & Grade Pay 5400



No Comments To Show


Related News & Articles

2017-09-13 11:19:33SSC-CGL 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Answer Key, Ques ..

SSC CGL Answer Key 2017 – The answer key of SSC CG ...

2017-08-11 15:44:13SSC-CGL 2017

SSC CGL 2016 Result Declared

SSC CGL 2016 results were declared on the officia ...

2017-08-21 13:12:35SSC-CGL 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Dress Code and E ..

SSC CGL Dress Code and Prohibited items. Kindly se ...

2017-06-30 16:35:41SSC-CGL 2017

Semantic Classification in SS ..

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level ...