SSC CGL TAX Assistant: Salary Job profile and Promotions

SSC CGL TAX Assistant: Salary Job profile and Promotions

Many students want to know about SSC CGL Tax Assistant, job profile, salary, and promotions. The job profile looks complicated and causes a series of doubts. The job profile describes the responsibilities and tasks that a Tax assistant working in CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)or CBDT( Central Board of Direct Taxes) has to perform.

In this article, we will explain the job profile, salary, and promotions of SSC CGL Tax Assistant in detail. Everyone wants to reach the highest level, but it does not happen. One always starts from the base and gradually makes it to the top.

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What is SSC CGL Tax Assistant

SSC CGL Job Profile



SSC CGL Inspector Of Posts: Salary

SSC CGL Inspector of Posts: Promotion and Career Growth

What is SSC CGL Tax Assistant?

The post of Tax Assistant in CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) and CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) is of clerk grade.

This post is equivalent to Upper Divisional Clerk. That is, it is a ministerial post and not an executive post that comes under Group C.

Criteria for becoming SSC CGL Tax Assistant

Candidate has to clear the CGL exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

As per the new Exam Pattern of SSC CGL, there are two Tiers in this examination – Tier-I and Tier-II. After qualifying for Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, the candidates get selected based on their marks and cut-off.

SSC CGL Job Profile

CBCT and CBI have a slight difference in the job profile.

In CBCT, the Tax Assistant has to work on the executive side, such as checking income tax returns, managing the work related to the PAN, calculating the tax liability of companies and individuals, maintaining the tax demand lists, etc.

Clerical Grade Tax Assistant work is equal in both the field – CBDT and CBI. The only difference is that in CBI, the Tax Assistant has no work on the executive side. A tax Assistant works in three sections-

  • Administration Section
  • Establishment Section
  • Accounts Section

Given below are the responsibilities of a Tax Assistant –

  • Managing /making bills of all the employees (of the office) and calculating their income tax.
  • Settlement of the claims made by the employees like traveling allowance claims, Medical claims, LTC claims, etc.
  • Submission of their application leaves before the competent authority for acceptance.
  • Conduct the work-related administration in the office, like the maintenance of the office, purchasing the essential good, and distributing it among the employees.
  • To manage the establishment, like transfer/ posting work of employees, forward any representation received from them.
  • Preparing the monthly and Quarterly Reports.

Differences in the Job profile of Tax Assistant in CBIC and CBDT

Job Profile of Tax Assistant in CBIC.

  • The work of a Tax Assistant in the CBIC is clerical.
  • Their task is dispatching and preparing the reports.
  • They work under a Superintendent or Appraiser, but in some places, he also works under Examiner, PO, and Excise Inspector.

Job Profile of Tax Assistant in CBDT.

  • The main task is related to the assessment of the income tax of a company, firm, individual, partnership, etc.
  • You may also have to do clerical work related to diary and dispatch, noting, drafting, etc.
  • They can be asked to accompany the raid team.

CGL Inspector

The next one is the SSC CGL inspector, which comes under the Ministry of Communications, Government of India. The department of posts is the largest postal network in the world that provides mail, parcel, banking, insurance, money transfer, and retail services with momentum and reliability. It plays a crucial role in the social and economic development of the country. SSC CGL Inspector of Posts is a Group ‘B’ non-gazette post known as Postal Inspector.

SSC CGL Inspector Of Posts: Salary

It ranges from INR 44,900 to INR 1, 42,400 depending upon the location of posts.

An approximate Postal Inspector’s In-Hand Monthly salary is as follows:

PositionBasic PayIn-Hand Monthly Salary
SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer -IBINR 44,900        INR 65,218 – 75,658

SSC CGL Inspector of Posts: Promotion and Career Growth

The promotion of SSC CGL Inspector is only possible if they have worked for at least five years in any specific division. We have given a list of promotions based on the years of service.

Promotion No.Service PeriodNew Designation
15 YearsAssistant Superintendent
24-5 YearsPostal Superintendent
38-9 YearsSenior Superintendent
44-5 YearsDirector of Postal Services


SSC conducts the SSC CGL exam to recruit candidates for various posts, organizations, and departments under the government of India. The national level exam opens doors for the recruitment of Group B and Group C posts in government departments.

Given below is the list of different posts –


SSC CGL PostDepartment/Ministry           Classification of Post
Assistant Audit Officer                      Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup “B” Gazette (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts Officer                      Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup “B” Gazette (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQGroup B
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/ OrganizationsGroup B
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup C
Inspector ( Central Excise)CBICGroup B
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup B
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup B
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup B
Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Programmed ImplementationGroup B
Statistical Investigator Grade-IIRegistrar General of IndiaGroup  B
AuditorOffices under C&AG, CGDAGroup C
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ DepartmentsGroup C
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup C
Tax AssistantCBDT/ CBICGroup C
Upper Division Clerks            Government DepartmentsGroup C

SSC CGL Post-wise Salary

The employees enjoy decent salaries as per the 7th Pay Commission.

The table given below describes the pay of different SSC CGL posts:

SSC CGL Posts – Salary

Pay Level -8 (INR 47600 to 151100)
Assistant Audit OfficerAssistant Accounts Officer
Pay Level-7 (INR 44900 to 142400)
Assistant Section OfficerAssistantInspector of Income TaxInspector, (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)Inspector (Examiner)Assistant Enforcement OfficerSub Inspector
Inspector Posts   
Pay Level-6 (INR 35400 to 112400)
Assistant/ SuperintendentDivisional AccountantSub Inspector(NIA)Junior Statistical Officer
Statistical Investigator Grade-II   
Pay Level-5 (INR 29200 to 92300)
AuditorAccountantAccountant/ Junior Accountant 
Pay Level-4 (INR 25500 to 81100)
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksTax AssistantSub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)Upper Division Clerks

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