SSC CHSL Salary: Staff Selection Commission offers lucrative salary packages to its employees shortlisted for different posts like Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO) & Postal assistant through SSC CHSL Exam. According to the revised 7th pay commission, the starting salary in SSC CHSL officers starts from Rs. 19,900/-. After the 7th Pay Commission, there is a hike to 22-24 % in the SSC CHSL salary structure. Along with the basic pay scale, SSC also provides transport, house rent, dearness, and other special allowance. In this article, we have discussed the post-wise SSC CHSL Salary, if you are planning for SSC CHSL recruitment, go through the complete article.

SSC CHSL Salary Structure 2023

The initial basic pay for LDC / JSA is Rs. 19,000 and for DEO / PA / SA is Rs. 25500. Check in-hand SSC CHSL salary for the posts as mentioned in the below table.

SSC CHSL Salary- LDC/JSA
Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale Rs. 5200 – 20200 Rs. 5200 – 20200 Rs. 5200 – 20200
Grade Pay Rs. 1900 Rs. 1900 Rs. 1900
Basic pay Rs. 19,900 Rs. 19,900 Rs. 19,900
HRA (depending on the city) 24%= Rs. 4776 16%= Rs. 3184 8%= Rs. 1592
DA (Current- 17%) Rs. 3383 Rs. 3383 Rs. 3383
Travel Allowance Rs. 3600 Rs. 1800 Rs. 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) Rs. 31659 Rs. 28267 Rs. 26675
Deductions (Approx) Rs. 2500 Rs. 2500 Rs. 2500
Approx In-Hand Salary Rs. 29,159 Rs. 25,767 Rs. 24,175
SSC CHSL Salary- DEO / PA / SA
Criteria City X City Y City Z
Payscale Rs. 5,200 – 20,200 Rs. 5,200 – 20,200 Rs. 5,200 – 20,200
Grade Pay Rs. 2400 Rs. 2400 Rs. 2400
Basic pay Rs. 25,500 Rs. 25,500 Rs. 25,500
HRA (depending on the city) 24%= Rs. 6,120 16%= Rs. 4,080 8%= Rs. 2,040
DA (Current- 17%) Rs. 4,335 Rs. 4,335 Rs. 4,335
Travel Allowance Rs. 3600 Rs. 1800 Rs. 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) Rs. 39,555 Rs. 35, 715 Rs. 33,675
Deductions (Approx) Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000
Approx In-Hand Salary Rs. 36,555 Rs. 32,715 Rs. 30,675

X= cities with a population of more than 50 lakhs

Y= Population within 5 to 50 lakhs

Z= Population less than 5 lakhs

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SSC CHSL Salary- Postwise

Through SSC CHSL Exam, eligible candidates are selected for various posts including Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO). In the below table, check the post-wise SSC CHSL Salary Structure as notified by Staff Selection Commission.

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

SSC CHSL Salary Deductions

SSC CHSL Salary Deductions- LDC/JSA
Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA) 2328 2328 2328
100 30 30 30
CGHS 250 250 250
Total Deductions 2608 2608 2608
Net Salary (Approx) 29,051 25,659 24,067
SSC CHSL Salary Deductions- DEO / PA / SA
Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA) 2984 2984 2984
100 30 30 30
CGHS 250 250 250
Total Deductions 3264 3264 3264
Net Salary 36,291 32,451 30,411

SSC CHSL Salary- Perks & Allowances

Staff Selection Commission also provides the allowances for the post of LDC/ JSA/ PA/ SA/ DEO.

  1. Transport Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. Dearness Allowance
  4. Other Special Allowance

House Rent Allowance

HRA stands for House Rent Allowance. This is a reimbursement provided to the employees as stay ease which varies from city to city.

Category of Cities HRA before 7th Pay Commission HRA after 7th Pay Commission
X 30% 24%
Y 20% 16%
Z 10% 8%

Transport Allowance (TA)

The transport allowance is given to cater to the daily travelling needs of the employee. The Employees posted in the cities will get Rs.3600 as TA whereas the Employees posted at all other places will get Rs.1800 as TA.

Dearness Allowance (DA)

The DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance and as per SSC CHSL Salary, Dearness Allowance is currently 17% of basic Pay under the 7th Pay Commission. In October 2019, The union cabinet had increased the Dearness Allowances to 17% of the basic pay.

Leave Travel Concession (LTC)

The leave travel concession is the allowance that the Central Government employees receive for travel to their hometown or other parts of the country.

Other Allowances

Apart from the mentioned benefits, there is job stability, security, and a peaceful environment to work as an SSC CHSL employee.

SSC CHSL Salary- Job Profile

1. Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): The work responsibilities of LDC and JSA includes office tasks like maintaining data, files, and documents of the office in a systematic manner. LDCs are first-level clerks in government organizations.

2. Data Entry Operator- DEO needs to handle office computers. So, applicants are required to have sufficient knowledge of computers. Candidates should also have good typing speed. Typing is one of the most responsibilities of a DEO post.

3. Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)- PA/SA responsibilities include disposal of mails and maintaining the data, customer support, handling customer queries and providing them with a feasible solution etc.

SSC CHSL Salary- Promotions

Staff Selection Commission also provides promotions from time to time. The promotion policy is different for Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Sorting Assistants (SA) / Postal Assistants (PA) and Court Clerk.

Post Name Promotion
Lower Division Clerk Upper Division Clerk, Division Clerk and Section Officer.
Data Entry Operator Data Entry Operator Grade B, Grade C and Grade F (system analyst)
ON/ON Supervisor (LSG), Senior Supervisor and Chief Supervisor (HSS) [After Postmaster Grade I examination]

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