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Staff Selection Commission has released SSC CGL 2019-20 official notifications on 22nd October 2019. The eligible candidates can visit the official website www.ssc.nic.in to register themselves for the Staff Selection Commission 2019 TIER I EXAM. Before filling the required online application for the exam, some of the candidates might be thinking which post they should prefer as there are about 28 posts offered in the Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Notification 2019. 

Every year, millions of candidates apply for SSC CGL EXAM and it is observed that the most preferred posts opted by them are the five out of the 28 posts being offered.


The top five posts applied by most of the aspirants are: 

1.   Assistant Audit Officer

2.   Assistant Section job

3.   Income Tax Inspector

4.   Assistant Enforcement post

5.   Sub-Inspector in CBI

The above said posts are connected with the most prestigious government ministries and departments. It is offered to the top rankers. In case you want to grab any of these posts then you have to work hard to obtain a single digit rank in SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination EXAM.

Let us discuss the job profile of one of the topmost post in the list of five best posts i.e. AUDIT OFFICER.

Job Profile of Assistant Officer

Auditor Scale post is a Grade B category post. It is a gazetted post and non-ministerial in nature. Candidate appointed as an Assistant Post will be posted in CAG (Comptroller Auditor General of India) department. The age limit for the post is 30 years. 


After qualifying SSC CGL 2019 and getting recruited for the post of “Auditor Officer”, the selected candidate will be posted under the Indian Audit & Accounts department. Thereafter, the candidate will be given responsibilities for auditing the accounts of central and state governments and other public sector companies. 

Job Profile  

The job of is a desk job. The appointed officer is supposed to perform only desk job and there is no fieldwork required. 

The duties of AAO primarily comprise of financial auditing, performance analysis, and compliance audits.

The other major duties involve issuing some particular instructions to the government departments. Therefore, in future, the govt. departments can make expenditures precisely by working on these proposals. 

The Auditor job is also responsible for bringing the scams/inaccuracies/wrongdoings of officials or politicians or departments in limelight.  

Being a reputed Gazetted Officer, the Assistant scale also plays an important role in the decision making process at the section level. 

AAO Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances

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In SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination recruitment, the Grade Pay offered to an Audit post is considered to be highest among all posts. The salary structure of Assistant Officer is given below: - 

Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-

Grade Pay: Rs. 4,800/-

Initial Pay: Rs. 9,300/-

Total Pay: Rs. 14,100/-

The perks, benefits and allowances enjoyed by Auditor Person are given below: - 

DA on Total Pay above (around 107%)

Transport Allowance (TA)

House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarters)

Petrol Allowance

Mobile Bill (limited)

As per present pay scales, initially Assistant Officer get a salary of around Rs 42,000/-. The salary can differ or vary as per the allocated location they get. These officers are generally posted in Tier-I and Tier-II cities.( For Form Fill Up --> ssc.nic.in )


Promotion of This job.


The promotion in the career of AAO can be depicted in the following flow-chart. 

AAO ——> AO (Audit Officer) ——> Sr. AO (Senior Accounts Officer) ——-> Deputy Director / Deputy AG ——> Director / AG ——–> Principal Director / Pr. AG ———-> Director General.

After getting recruited as Assistant Audit Officer, the candidate is benefited with promotions to superior ranks either by clearing the departmental exams or by timely promotions rewarded by the concerned department. Generally speaking, the candidate gets promotion after 6 to 10 years to service to get promoted to the rank of Audit Officer. It takes around 2 to 4 years to reach to rank of Senior Audit Officer. Depending on the availability of particular posts in the department, the remaining of the promotions can be acquired 

We hope that this article has given you all the desired information for the post of Auditor post, one of the most prestigious and sought post by aspirants.

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