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SSC Statistical Investigator: Job Profile, Pay Scale & Promotions

Feb 21, 2018 11:27 IST
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SSC Statistical Investigator Profile
SSC Statistical Investigator Profile

Every year SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts annual SSC CGL Examination for recruitment of candidates for different central govt jobs. One of the many profiles on offer through SSC CGL examination is the post of Statistical Investigator (Gr II). Despite being one of the most rewarding and lucrative graduate jobs on offers through SSC exams, not much is known about Statistical Investigator Job Profile, be it the nature of the work, postings, pay scales and promotion policies. To help students make an informed choice about their career, we have compiled all the necessary information about SSC Statistical Investigator Grade II Job below.

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Candidates selected for Statistical Investigator (Gr II) through SSC CGL examination will be designated as Junior Statistical Officers (JSO) in Group ‘B’ (Central Civil Service, Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial). They will be part of the Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) Cadre under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

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Pay Scale

The Junior Statistical Officers or Statistical Investigator (Grade II) appointees will fall under the Pay Band 2 i.e. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200. The starting salary for JSO’s will be around Rs 30,000 per month.

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The post of Statistical Investigator (Grade II) is an all India level post and officers can be posted anywhere in the country. Of the total number of candidates selected for JSO profile, approximately 80% of postings are done through the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO); the rest are appointed to different Ministries/Departments/Organisation within the Union Government.

Nature of Job

At NSSO: The Statistical Investigator Officers posted at NSSO performs two main functions i.e., data collection and data processing.

  • Data Collection: Data Collection profile is primarily an intensive field job. It is generally handled by the FOD (Field Operations Division) of the NSSO and the officers are expected to conduct surveys and data collection drives for different governmental schemes, programmes, socio-economic factors, urban surveys and price indexes.
  • Data Processing: The officers posted in NSSO’s non-FOD positions have desk jobs and they prepare extensive data reports for the different governmental Ministries/Departments/Organisation. The data compiled by them provides general estimates and parameters for the formulation of govt policies, schemes and programmes of the Government of India.

In Ministries: The Statistical Investigator Officers posted in different governmental ministries, departments and organizations have clerical job profile. They are in charge of drafting documents, preparing survey report requirements, data entry, tabulation, editing and compiling of existing data into reports and other similar responsibilities.

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Organizational Structure and Promotions:

The position of JSO is offered under the Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) Cadre and is an entry level position for junior officers. Promotion policy is designed on the basis of seniority and experience. It takes a considerable amount of time, generally around 5 to 8 year; for Statistical Investigators to get promoted to Senior Statistical Officer (Group B - Gazetted) position. The organizational hierarchy and promotion flow are given below in ascending order.

  1. Junior Statistical Officers
  2. Senior Statistical Officer
  3. Assistant Director
  4. Deputy Director
  5. Joint Director
  6. Director
  7. Deputy Director General
  8. Additional Director General
  9. Director General

Promotion Policy of SSC CGL Assistant in CSS

Considering the comparatively low competition and higher chances of success, Candidates looking for SSC Jobs should consider opting for the position of Statistical Investigator (Grade II) if they fulfil the necessary eligibility criteria. Furthermore, the position is offered under the central government jobs and the first promotion gives an opportunity to become a Gazetted, which is an achievement in itself.

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