Job Profile and Promotion Policy of Sub Inspectors in CBI

The SSC conducts CGL examination under which aspiring candidates could get selected as Sub Inspectors in Central Bureau of Investigation. The bureau deals with varied criminal and crime related cases and provides a growth oriented career to the aspiring candidates with power and respect associated with the job.

Created On: Feb 4, 2016 17:34 IST
Modified On: Sep 22, 2016 15:36 IST
Job Profile and Promotion Policy
Job Profile and Promotion Policy

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits candidates for the Sub Inspector posts in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) through conducting Combine Graduate Level (CGL) examination every year. This is the top post offer through the SSC CGL examination. The post of Sub Inspector includes good salary along with respect in the society. Lakhs of candidates appear for the SSC CGL examination every year and try to get into CBI as Sub Inspectors, but very few could actually manage to get into the department. The job requires mostly field work to be done by the candidates and thus attracts the enthusiastic youth towards it. It has a great scope and career growth in offer for the aspirants.

Recruitment in CBI through SSC CGL:

It is not an easy job to land up in CBI as Sub Inspector as the candidates need to undergo fierce competition and pass the SSC CGL examination with flying colors. Youth of the country gets easily attracted to the challenges and thrill associated with the work. They often feel interested to take up the post due to the respect and power attached with the position. The candidates need to undergo training before joining as SI in CBI department and have immense opportunities to rise up in ranking and level as the time goes. They need to report at the field and have to show enormous courage and intent to fight against crime in the nation. The candidates need to be physically fit and ensure that they fulfill the requirement set by the department before even applying for the SSC CGL examination. After successfully getting through the examination, the candidates would have to take up a 32 week intensive training where they would be taught about the various corruption and anti-corruption laws along with a physical fitness regime, to prove their mettle. The SI in CBI gets paid in the pay band of Rs. 9600- 34800/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600, like other Grade B Officers in government department and ministries.

 Types of Crime CBI investigate today:

CBI is a specialized agency meant for investigation of crime relating to Corruption by Public Servants under the control of the Central Government, serious economic offences and frauds and sensational crime having inter-state/all-India ramifications. CBI does not take up investigation of general and routine nature of crime as the Police forces of the State and Union Territories are meant to investigate such crime.CBI looks after mainly three types of cases and has the following three divisions for investigation of crime:-

 Anti-Corruption Division – This is for investigation of cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against Public officials and the employees of Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporations or Bodies owned or controlled by the Government of India - it is the largest division having presence almost in all the States of India.

Economic Offences Division – It is for investigation of major financial scams and serious economic frauds, including crimes relating to Fake Indian Currency Notes, Bank Frauds and Cyber Crime.

Special Crimes Division – This is for investigation of serious, sensational and organized crime under the Indian Penal Code and other laws on the requests of State Governments or on the orders of the Supreme Court and High Courts.

Pros and Cons of SI post in CBI

There are various advantage and disadvantages associated with the SI post in CBI. The candidates who are willing to join the CBI should understand both of them quite clearly, so that they don’t repent their decision later. The SI post in CBI doesn’t offer you a regular 9 to 5 job in any desk, as it involves rigorous running and untimely duty hours. The work can turn out to be very stressful and can take a toll on the health as well. There could be a lot of travel associated with certain cases. The sub inspectors have to work in quite a few dangerous places and situations, which they need to tackle with their brains. Along with all the challenging aspect of the post, it offers a great career with respect to the young and enthusiastic candidates. It doesn’t include boring office work and interests the youth as it involves regular field work and thrill in the workplace.

Promotion Policy in CBI

The candidates joining as Sub Inspectors in CBI have a very bright prospect of getting promoted to higher posts within the period of 5 years of their service. The candidates after undergoing the first 32 week’s training are eligible to get posted to various cases in the department and upon good performance they can get promoted to Inspector post in less than 5 years’ time. The candidates after 10- 12 years of their service can rise up to the level of Deputy Superintendent and further to Superintendent posts. The candidates at the near end of their career can join as senior superintendents and higher posts in the department and end up heading the department.

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