In this article, we will discuss, why an Engineering graduate drop or should dump Junior Engineer post over the posts offered under Combined Graduate Level Exams. In the present day competitive environment, Government jobs are prefered because of job security, perks, status in the society, job satisfaction, timely pay revisions, dignity and quality of life, the amount of time spend on family and social life, promotions, etc. Among the government jobs, central government jobs are preferable over the state government jobs because of facilities, social prestige and career growth.
Think about: Who fill these government jobs in central government? Among the government jobs, The Top cadre posts like IAS, IPS, Group A and etc. are filled by UPSC, whereas middle and lower cadre posts like Junior Engineer, Income Tax Inspector, Excise Inspector, Section Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, etc. are notified and recruited by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) fills a large number of vacancies through both Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Exam and Junior Engineer Exam (SSC JE) every year and making them famous exams amongst the aspirants across the nation.
The advantage of SSC CGL over SSC JE
The SSC JE exam will be applied and appeared by Engineering Graduates and Engineering Diploma holders, whereas SSC CGL will see graduates from different disciplines appear for the exam. The major difference between JE and CGL is that a person recruited into JE will be confined to engineering department only while a person recruited through CGL will have a wide array of choices before him. In JE job profile exposure is limited and confined to engineering department only, but in CGL challenges and job satisfaction is high as he will be working on various assignments.
a. By the time of retirement: In CGL- By the time of retirement, one can become the department/section head, cadre equivalent to Group A, while in JE one can become SSE and EE.
b. Field visits and job location: As per the job profile, JE officer has to go for frequent field visits far away from his home, whereas in a CGL job, work is confined mostly to the cities and that too metropolitans, State Capitals, District Head Quarters.
c. SSC CGL comes with Responsibility & Respect: In SSC CGL there is one gazette officer post, i.e. the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) being a gazette officer post. It will also involve in decision-making at the section level. Hence, some CGL officer posts come with both responsibility and respect, whereas no such gazette officer ranks is available in JE posts.
d. Remuneration: Salary for JE is less compared to that of CGL jobs. For comparison, The Grade Pay for JE is Rs. 4200, while that of an Income Tax Inspector/Excise Inspector is 4600.By looking at above aspects one can easily be inclined to join SSC CGL rather than opting for SSC JE despite having an engineering at degree level as SSC CGL gives more challenging opportunities and social respect than SSC JE.
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