SSC Junior Statistical Officer (JSO): Job Profile, Pay Scale & Promotions

One of the many profiles on offer through SSC CGL examination is the post of Statistical Investigator (Grade II). Candidates selected for Statistical Investigator (Grade II) will be designated as Junior Statistical Officers (JSO) in Group ‘B’. They will be part of the Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) Cadre under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

SSC Statistical Investigator Profile
SSC Statistical Investigator Profile

Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post is one of the lucrative Central Government Jobs that come under the umbrella of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Jobs. Every year SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam offering various Job Posts under different Ministries and Departments.

Despite being one of the most rewarding and lucrative government jobs, candidates are not aware about the job profile of the Statistical Investigator. Here you will get all the information related to Statistical Investigator Grade – II post, be it the nature of the work, postings, pay scales or the promotion policies.  

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Let’s look upon the details of the Statistical Investigator’s Job Profile, Salary Structure and Promotion Policy.


Junios Statistical Officer Profile


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Designation assigned to Statistical Investigator

If you are selected for this post you would become Junior Statistical Officers (JSO) of Group ‘B’ (Central Civil Service, Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) Cadre under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.




Ministry/ Department

Group ‘B’

Junior Statistical Officers (JSO)

Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS)

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Salary Structure of Statistical Investigator Grade – II

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


Grade Pay

Pay Scale


Junior Statistical Officers (JSO)

Rs. 4200

Rs. 9300 - 34800

Dearness Allowance (DA)

Housing Rent Allowance (HRA)

Travelling Allowance (TA)

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Where does Statistical Investigator Officers get posted?

The post of Statistical Investigator (Grade II) is an all India level posts 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.

Work Profile of Statistical Investigator in National Sample Survey Office (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 government policies, schemes and programmes of the Government of India.


Work Profile of Statistical Investigator in Other Ministries or Departments

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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Promotion Policy – Growth Opportunities for Statistical Investigator

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 descending order:

Promotion Policy of Junior Statistical Officer


JSO post requires educational qualification in Mathematics or Statistics and results in less competition when compared to other SSC Jobs. Therefore, those who are eligible for Statistical Investigator Post have higher chances of success in getting selected. Furthermore, this position is offered under the Central Government jobs and the first promotion gives an opportunity to become a Gazetted Officer, which can be a great opportunity for the aspiring candidates.

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Designation assigned to Statistical Investigator

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