Candidates who successfully clear the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level examination are eligible for salary packages as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The SSC CHSL salary offered to recruits ranges from Rs.19,000 to Rs.25,000 per month. In addition to the basic salary, selected candidates are entitled to various allowances including housing, travel, and dearness allowances, along with other perks.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CHSL Recruitment to hire candidates for positions such as Junior Secretariat Assistant, Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), and Postal Assistant (PA). These positions offer competitive SSC CHSL salary packages as per government regulations.

SSC CHSL Salary 2024: Post Wise Pay Scale

The SSC CHSL recruitment for 2023 will encompass various positions, each with its distinct pay scale:

  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’
  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)

The pay structure varies according to the position:

SSC CHSL Posts Pay Scales 
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) Rs. 32,095
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA Rs. 32,095
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) Rs. 40,193
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Pay Level 5 Rs. 45,543
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Pay Level 4 Rs. 40, 193
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Grade A Rs. 40, 193

SSC CHSL Salary 2024: Grade Pay

The following table outlines the post-wise details of the Grade Pay for SSC CHSL Salary:

SSC CHSL Grade Pay- 
Post Grade Pay
DEO/PA/SA Rs. 2400
LDC/JSA Rs. 1900

SSC CHSL Salary Structure 2024

The starting salary for SSC CHSL Recruitment positions like Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Junior Secretariat Assistant begins at Rs. 19,000, whereas for Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistant (PA), and Sorting Assistant (SA), it commences at Rs. 25,500. For a comprehensive breakdown of the in-hand remuneration for each of these roles,

please consult the table provided below:

SSC CHSL Salary- LDC/JSA
Criteria cities with a population of more than 50 lakhs Population within 5 to 50 lakhs Population less than 5 lakhs
Payscale Rs. 5200 – 20200 Rs. 5200 – 20200 Rs. 5200 – 20200
Grade Pay Rs. 1900 Rs. 1900 Rs. 1900
Basic pay Rs. 19,900 Rs. 19,900 Rs. 19,900
HRA (depending on the city) 24%= Rs. 4776 16%= Rs. 3184 8%= Rs. 1592
DA (Current- 17%) Rs. 3383 Rs. 3383 Rs. 3383
Travel Allowance Rs. 3600 Rs. 1800 Rs. 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) Rs. 31659 Rs. 28267 Rs. 26675
Deductions (Approx) Rs. 2500 Rs. 2500 Rs. 2500
Approx In-Hand Salary Rs. 29,159 Rs. 25,767 Rs. 24,175
SSC CHSL Salary- DEO / PA / SA
Criteria cities with a population of more than 50 lakhs Population within 5 to 50 lakhs Population less than 5 lakhs
Payscale Rs. 5,200 – 20,200 Rs. 5,200 – 20,200 Rs. 5,200 – 20,200
Grade Pay Rs. 2400 Rs. 2400 Rs. 2400
Basic pay Rs. 25,500 Rs. 25,500 Rs. 25,500
HRA (depending on the city) 24%= Rs. 6,120 16%= Rs. 4,080 8%= Rs. 2,040
DA (Current- 17%) Rs. 4,335 Rs. 4,335 Rs. 4,335
Travel Allowance Rs. 3600 Rs. 1800 Rs. 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx) Rs. 39,555 Rs. 35, 715 Rs. 33,675
Deductions (Approx) Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000
Approx In-Hand Salary Rs. 36,555 Rs. 32,715 Rs. 30,675

SSC CHSL Monthly Salary for Each Post

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CHSL Recruitment to find eligible candidates for various roles, including Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO). To comprehend the SSC CHSL salary per month structure for each post, as disclosed by the Staff Selection Commission, please refer to the table provided below.

SSC CHSL Posts SSC CHSL Pay Scales 
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-
Postal Assistant (PA) Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-
Sorting Assistant (SA) Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-4 Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-5 Rs. 29,200 – 92,300/-
DEO (Grade A) Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-

SSC CHSL 2024 Post-Wise Salary Deduction

Central government jobs, including SSC CHSL Recruitment positions, entail various deductions from the gross salary. These deductions aim to provide additional financial benefits to recruits after the completion of their job tenure. Detailed information regarding all deductions applicable to each post is provided below.

  • National Pension System (NPS): This is a voluntary retirement savings program designed to empower contributors to systematically save throughout their working lives, enabling them to make informed decisions for their future financial security.
  • Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS): This scheme aims to provide Central Government employees with two benefits: a lump sum payout to supplement their retirement savings and an insurance cover to support their families in the event of death during service. The scheme operates on a completely contributory and self-financed basis, ensuring reasonable costs for participants.
  • Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS): This unique health insurance program caters to government servants, offering medical services through Wellness Centers (formerly known as CGHS Dispensaries) and polyclinics. It covers various systems of medicine including Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathic, ensuring comprehensive healthcare services for beneficiaries.

Total post-wise salary deductions are given in the table below:

Salary Deductions- LDC/JSA

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA) 2328 2328 2328
CGEGIS 30 30 30
CGHS 250 250 250
Total Deductions 2608 2608 2608
Net Salary (In-Hand) 29,385 27,075 25,275

SSC CHSL Salary Deductions- DEO / PA / SA

Salary Details City X City Y City Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA) 2984 2984 2984
CGEGIS 30 30 30
CGHS 250 250 250
Total Deductions 3264 3264 3264
Net Salary (In-Hand) 36,291 32,451 30,411

SSC CHSL Salary - Perks and Allowances

The SSC CHSL 2024 exam aims to recruit candidates for positions such as Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO). It's important to note that the pay scale and salary structure vary for each post. The SSC CHSL notification 2024 provides details regarding the pay scale and pay level for each of the posts to be filled under the Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level (CHSL) Examination 2024.

Dearness Allowance (DA) for SSC CHSL Posts

Dearness Allowance (DA) is provided to central government employees to offset the impact of inflation on their cost of living. It is determined based on the average value of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The calculation of DA is derived from the following formula:

Dearness Allowance payable with effect from 7th CPC Basic Pay = [(Avg of CPI-IW for the past 12 months – Average of CPI-IW recorded in 2015) * 100] / (Average of CPI-IW recorded in 2015)

Recently, the Government of India decided to increase the DA to 38%, resulting in an augmentation of SSC CHSL Salary. As central government jobs, candidates joining these positions typically enjoy a five-day workweek in most cases.

SSC CHSL Salary - House Rent Allowance (HRA)

House Rent Allowance (HRA) is an allowance provided to employees to cover housing expenses. The amount of HRA granted is determined by the geographical location of the employee's posting. Cities in India are classified into X, Y, and Z categories based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The classification criteria are as follows:

City Category After 7th Pay Commission Before 7th Pay Commission
24% 30%
Y 16% 20%
Z 8% 10%
  • X Class Cities: Cities with a population exceeding 50 lakhs
  • Y Class Cities: Cities with a population ranging from 5 to 50 lakhs
  • Z Class Cities: Cities with a population less than 5 lakhs

Following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, HRA was reduced for each category of cities compared to the previous rates.

Travelling Allowance (TA) for SSC CHSL Posts

Traveling Allowance (TA) is an allowance provided for travel within the city of posting, and it varies depending on the location of the posting. TA is calculated according to the following chart:

  • X Cities: Rs. 3,600
  • Y Cities: Rs. 1,800
  • Z Cities: Rs. 1,800

SSC CHSL Salary - Leave Travel Concession (LTC)

Candidates selected for SSC CHSL positions are entitled to Leave Travel Concession (LTC) once every three years. This benefit allows reimbursement of train ticket expenses for travel to any destination within India. Additionally, the SSC CHSL salary undergoes revision every ten years following the recommendations of a pay commission tasked with suggesting the salary structure for Central Government Employees.

Medical Coverage

The government will bear all medical expenses related to the treatment of its employees and their dependents.

Special Security Allowance (SSA)

Employees working for special organizations like the CBI, IB, or security agencies will receive an additional 20% of their basic pay as a Special Security Allowance (SSA) in their gross pay.

Pension Benefits

Pension is one of the most attractive benefits provided by government positions. It ensures that the entire amount deducted as National Pension System (NPS) contributions from the basic salary each month during the service tenure will be provided as pension after retirement.

FAQ

Salary Details:
  • LDC/JSA: Rs. 19,900
  • DEO/PA/SA: Rs. 25,500

For a detailed salary breakdown, refer to the article.

Grade Pay Details:
  • LDC/JSA: Rs. 1900
  • DEO/PA/SA: Rs. 2400 

Indeed, the SSC CHSL salary has been augmented by the exam conducting authority in the recent year. 
  • Title of the examination
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  • Breakdown of vacancies by category and post
  • Grade pay information
  • Total number of vacancies available

The highest salary for SSC CHSL, which ranges between Rs. 25,500 to Rs. 81,100, corresponds to Level-5 (Rs. 29,200 to Rs. 92,300) for the Data Entry Operator (DEO) position.

The starting salary for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) in SSC CHSL ranges between Rs. 19,900 to Rs. 63,200.

The SSC CHSL salary for Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A' ranges between Rs. 25,500 and Rs. 81,100.

You can find detailed information about SSC CHSL salary on the official website within the notification section.

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