SSC CGL: What is that?
SSC CGL is one of the most popular examinations conducted every year to recruit personnel for various Group B and Group C posts in the government ministries as well as various government organisations such as CBI, NIA etc. One of the most sought posts in SSC CGL is the Examiner in Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), the apex body for Indirect Taxes in India.
Examiner: An Overview
An Examiner in the CBEC is a Group-B post of the Central Government with the following benefits.
- The pay band for this post is Rs. 9300-34800 and grade pay is Rs. 4600.
- This is a very popular post because of its faster promotional aspects. But, Posting is mainly in Coastal Areas.
- It is both a field job as well as an office job.
What does an Examiner do?
The Following tasks are performed by the Examiner: -
- An examiner is responsible for examining the taxes being levied on the goods imported into and exported out of the country.
- There are basically two kinds of duties of an examiner:
- Field duty: - During field postings, an examiner is responsible for checking the goods imported or exported along with deciding the duties to be charged for the goods.
- Office job: -In office duty, an examiner does the normal job of a clerk i.e. typing letters, preparing reports, etc.
Examiner: Minimum Physical Standards
To become an examiner,
- The minimum height for a male candidate has to be 157.5 cms and chest has to be 81 cm, whereas for women candidates, the requirement is 152 cm height and 48 kgs weight.
- It requires passing the physical efficiency test to be recruited as an examiner. The test comprises of the following:
- For male candidates, walking 1600 meters in 15 minutes and cycling 8 kms in 30 minutes whereas
- For Female candidates, walking 1 km in 20 minutes and cycling 3 kms in 20 minutes.
** Physically challenged candidates are exempted from this. However, Color blind candidates are not allowed for this post.
Place of Postings
The postings for the post are in six zones of the country and they are Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Vizag, Cochin and Goa. So, candidates are posted in these zones only.
One of the bright sides of the post is its faster promotion policy compared to other CGLE posts. The promotional avenues are as follows:-
It takes 3 years for an examiner to be eligible for the departmental examination to qualify for becoming an appraiser. However, The Number of vacancies in a zone along with seniority also plays an important role in getting promotions to the next level.
Examiners: Whom to Report?
As per the hierarchy of the CBEC, Examiners are to report to the Appraisers. The controlling authority is basically CBEC under the Ministry of Finance, The Government of India.
Basically, An examiner on field duty has to slog it out for 6 days a week, whereas in office postings, it is 5 days a week. Field postings are hectic and challenging as well. For somebody who likes variety in job as well as career growth, this is the most suitable post among other posts.