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Government Job as Commercial Tax Officer: Know Eligibility, Selection Process & Salary Structure

Know what the selection process to get a Commercial Tax Officer Government job.  What is the qualification, Eligibility Criteria and other information for the Commercial Tax Officer job.

Apr 23, 2019 17:40 IST
Commercial Tax Officer jobs

The post of Commercial Tax Officer is an administrative post and is common in the Commercial Tax Subordinate Service Department of different State Governments within the country. In general, the recruitment process for Commercial Tax Officer is conducted by the State Public Service Commission (SPSC) of the concerned state. The vacancy for Commercial Tax Officer is floated almost every year by the SPSCs through the state civil services examination. In some states, the selection process for Commercial Tax Officer is conducted on direct recruitment basis. The selection body conducts recruitment process as per the requirements from time to time.

The work functions of a Commercial Tax Officer include, collection of commercial taxes with the help of subordinate personnel, fixing commercial taxes for commercial vehicles in different heads, maintaining revenue records, fixing taxes to be collected from various authorities, filing pay-role, sales and property taxes, etc. within the area of his appointment.

Eligibility Conditions for Commercial Tax Officer

To become a Commercial Tax Officer a candidate needs to have qualified bachelor’s degree in any subject or stream from a recognized university or educational institution. The candidate must have adequate knowledge of the official regional language of the state/region.

Age Limit for Commercial Tax Officer

To become a Commercial Tax Officer a candidate’s age must fall into the range of 21 years to 42 years in the year of examination. However, the upper age limit could be 36 years in some states. The reserved category (SC / ST / OBC / PWD/ ExSM) candidates get relaxation in upper age limit according to the rules laid down by the Government.

Selection Process for Commercial Tax Officer

The selection of candidates for Commercial Tax Officer posts is done on the basis of their performance in the Academic Records, Preliminary Written Exam (Objective Type and Multiple Choice), Main Written Exam (Conventional Type) and Personal Interview (Personality Test). In the Preliminary Written Exam questions are asked from the subjects like – General Studies, Mental Ability, Social and Cultural History of the State, Planning and Economy. While, in the Main Written Exam questions are asked from the subjects like – General Studies, Mental Ability, History of the State, Social and Cultural Development, Indian Constitution, Indian Economy, etc.

Salary Structure of Commercial Tax Officer

The salary on Commercial Tax Officer post may differ from state to state as per the implemented pay structure. In general, the Basic Pay for the post of Commercial Tax Officer is given as per the Pay Band Rs. 28,940 - 78,910/-.  Apart from this, various allowances (DA, HRA, etc.) as applicable in the state. The salary could be as per the equivalent Pay Matrix Level of Seventh Pay Commission in whichever state it has been implemented.

Job Updates for Commercial Tax Officer

The post of Commercial Tax Officer is an administrative post and is common in the Commercial Tax Subordinate Service Department of different State Governments. The recruitment process for Commercial Tax Officer is conducted by the State Public Service Commission (SPSC) of the concerned state almost every year through the state civil services examination or through the direct recruitment basis. The notification for these exams of different states are advertised in weekly Employment News being published by the Publication Division of the Government of India, in various national daily newspapers and various portals and mobile application publishing government job updates.

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