SSC CGL is one of the most popular examinations for recruitment in various posts in various departments of government of India. Through this exam, recruitment is carried out for 29 different kind of ministries and departments of the central government. In the examination, along with the merit of the candidate, the post allotment also depends on the preference list given by the candidates at the time of registration for the examination. One of the posts for which this exam is conducted is the post of Compiler in the office of the Registrar General of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs, government of India. In this article, we shall try to find out the details regarding salary, job profile and career path of this post once the candidates are recruited.
Salary of Compiler through SSC CGL
The post of Compiler under the Department of Census in the Ministry of Home Affairs comes under Group C post of the general central service of the Government of India. According to the old classification, this post is a post with a grade pay of Rs 2400 and the attached pay band for the post is Rs 5200-20200. This makes the total salary of the post in a class X city in the country around Rs 36000 after revision and in a class Z city (that is the minimum), this is around Rs 32000. The salary varies because of difference in the HRA component for various cities. However, you will be posted mainly in New Delhi for this job and that is a class X city.
Job Profile of Compiler through SSC CGL
A compiler is a desk job where you are mainly allotted clerical duties of the concerned departments in the office of the Registrar General of India which works under the supervision of the Ministry of Home Affairs. As a compiler, your duty will be to collect data, analyze them and bring out the required information from the set of data provided to you. You will also be responsible for collating data from various sources and also coordinating with other departments regarding collection of data. Moreover, you will be asked to assist in the job of compiling data for the census that is carried out in India in every 10 years. Apart from that, you may be attached to an officer in the department as personal assistant as stenographers are not adequate in number in the government these days. So, you will be doing all the statistical work and if you are interested in data and numbers, this job will keep you happy and content as well.
Career path of Compiler through SSC CGL
As this is a specified job, the chances of promotion are very less because of very less number of vacancies and the long list of senior staff in your department. However, after joining and getting confirmed in the department, you may get your first promotion in 7-8 years depending upon the total number of vacancies and the seniority factor in your particular zone. Less number candidates are in fray for promotion and that is why, you may end up as the director of a particular department in the Office of Registrar General of India when you retire.
The job of compiler is not a general one and that is why, you must belong to the background of mathematics or statistics to apply for this post. Not only that, you need to appear in an additional paper as well and the cut off also goes higher for this post because of very less number of vacancies for this post. However, this is a perfect desk job for female candidates and for others, it gives you ample time to study for other government jobs if you are preparing for them. If you are qualified to apply for this post, give it a try since you have higher chances of getting selected than in other posts through SSC CGL.
All the best!!