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Staff Selection Commission is an organization under Government of India. SSC has its headquarters situated in New Delhi. Central Police Organisation (CPO) is one of the sectors which is included in the Staff Selection commission. SSC recruits hundreds of candidates towards the Central Police services through common written examination. SSC CPO is the perfect platform for aspirants who are interested to build their career in the defense sector. In this Article we will discuss why SSC CPO is the most sought among the various prestigious departments of the government of India. We will discuss about the job profile, salary structure and vacancies of the Sub Inspector and Assistant sub inspector posts of the SSC CPO.
SSC CPO SI Job Profile 2021
The three main category of posts under SSC CPO are as follows.
- Sub-Inspector (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
- Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police
- ASI (Assistant Sub Inspector) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Force).
The Sub Categories of CAPF:
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) is categorized to uniform nomenclature of seven security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are:
- Border Security Force (BSF),
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
- Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP),
- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB),
- Assam Rifles (AR), and
- National Security Guard (NSG)
SSC CPO SI Salary Structure 2021
The Basic Salary Structure of the three main categories of SSC CPO along with the level, group & pay scale is as given below:
|Posts||Level||Group||Pay Band||Pay scale|
|Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF||6||B (Non- Gazetted)||Pay Band 2||Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-|
|Sub Inspector (Executive)
(Male/ Female) in Delhi Police
|6||C (Non-Gazetted)||Pay Band 2||Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-|
(Executive) in CISF
|5||C (Non- Gazetted)||Pay Band 1||Rs.29,200-92,300|
SSC CPO SI Allowances
SSC CPO employees are entitled to various other allowances apart from their salary. The House Rent Allowance and Travelling Allowance vary for the Sub Inspectors depending on the job location. Based on the HRA classification adopted by the Indian Government the allowance varies for all cities. Three categories are included under this classification – X, Y, and Z cities. Cities are classified into Class X, Y and Z based on factors like population, cost of living and urbanization.
- Class X Cities – 8 Cities only- (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune)
- Class Y Cities – Around 100 Towns (With a Population above 5 Lakhs)
- Z Class Cities – Rural Areas
The distribution of allowances for SI posts based on cities are as follows.
|Types of cities||HRA||Travelling Allowance||Gross Salary||Salary in Hand|
SSC CPO SI and ASI Job profile and Career Growth
Let us now look in to the roles and responsibilities and career ladder for each posts under SSC CPO
1. Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police
The Delhi Police (DP) is the Law enforcement agency for the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). The head of the Delhi Police Department is designated as Home Minister of Delhi. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India and not the Government of Delhi. In 2017, the Delhi Police had 6 Ranges, 13 Police Districts, 62 Sub-Divisions with 184 Police Stations and 5 Specialised Crime Units declared as Police Stations namely, Economic Offenses Wing, Crime Branch, Special Cell, Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) and Vigilance).
Roles and Responsibilities of SI in Delhi Police
Sub-Inspector is one of the most powerful positions in the police department. A (SI) is primarily responsible for maintaining law and order in the city. He/she has all the powers from the Criminal Procedure Code of India.
As a sub-inspector, you have the following rights-
- Search of an individual premises/vehicle.
- Registering an FIR against an individual.
- Investigate all cases under the Indian Penal Code, as well as any special laws sanctioned by the Parliament, or laws of the state.
- Use of force to disperse mobs to restore law and order.
Career growth of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police
The scope of promotion and career growth is promising in the Police Department.
The candidate’s promotion solely depends on his performance, record of accomplishment, and conduct during the service period.
The career ladder is as follows:
Sub-Inspector–> Inspector–> Assistant Commissioner of Police–> Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police–> Deputy Commissioner of Police–> Additional Commissioner of Police –> Joint Commissioner of Police–> Special Commissioner of Police–> Commissioner of Police
- The First promotion: From an SI to the rank of an Inspector takes about 15 years, provided an impeccable service record.
- The Second promotion: From Inspector to the rank of an ACP takes about 12 years.
Note: One can also be eligible for promotions out-of-turn due to their extraordinary performance or for showing immense courage in the toughest situations, such as busting a racket or encountering terrorists.
2. Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF Departments
The job profile of Sub-Inspectors (GD) is quite adventurous as you would be posted to different places in India and will have a challenging working environment.
Given below are the roles and responsibilities of the various sectors under CAPF.
|CAPF Category||Roles and Responsibilities|
|Border Security Force:||
|Central Reserve Police Force.||
|Central Industrial Security Force:||
|Indo-Tibetan Border Police||
|Sashastra Seema Bal||
Career ladder of Sub-Inspector in CAPF.
Sub-Inspector–> Inspector–> Assistant Commandant–> Deputy Commandant–> Second in Command–> Commandant–> Deputy Inspector General–> Inspector General–> Additional Director General–> Special Director General
3. Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)
The Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF are the backbone of the force because they are the main mediators between the team in the field and the control room. Their prime job is to run the force smoothly without any hassle.
Given below are the roles and responsibilities of ASI in CISF
|Airport Security||To provide the last mile security to the airports that connect various parts of our country.|
|Industrial Security||To provide security services to the public sector industrial locations around the country.|
|Search Operation||To search suspects with order from higher authority or with supervision|
|Power of seizure||To seize anything that is illegally in possession of the suspected persons.|
|Clerical duties||To maintain files of various operations, administrative matters etc.|
Career Growth of ASI in CISF.
Assistant Sub-Inspector–> Sub-Inspector–> Inspector –>Assistant Commissioner of Police–> Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police–> Deputy Commissioner of Police–> Additional Commissioner of Police–> Joint Commissioner of Police–> Special Commissioner of Police–> Commissioner of Police
Vacancies of SSC CPO SI Posts
SSC official has released the tentative number of vacancies for 2020 recruitment for Sub inspector posts. The number of vacancies are 1564(tentative) for the SI under armed force and Delhi police.
|Sub Inspector Executive in Delhi Police (Male)||41||10||10||13||17||91||Nil|
|Sub Inspector Executive in Delhi Police (Female)||35||08||17||12||06||78|
Hope you are clear about the various aspects and features of SI posts of SSC CPO. So select appropriately your area of interest and begin your journey by applying online for the SSC CPO upcoming examinations.