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SSC CPO Salary 2021: In-hand salary, job profile, benefits

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:33 AM IST


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SSC CPO is a highly competitive exam. Along with the reputed nature of the job, it is the salary and other benefits as well which make the exam very appealing for candidates. On 28th September 2021, SSC has released the list of candidates who have qualified in the SSC CPO PET & PST Exam. Candidates who are going through the examination process or those willing to apply for the examination in the future must know the SSC CPO Salary details along with the job profile. Candidates recruited for each of these posts are offered a handsome amount of salary. There are also various allowances and benefits associated with each of these posts. In this article, we have explained everything about SSC CPO Salary in detail including in-hand salary, allowances, perks, job profile, and more. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs Ebook- Download Now.

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Under the SSC CPO Exam candidates are recruited to the following posts:
  • Delhi Police Sub-Inspector
  • Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

SSC CPO Salary 2021

The post-wise description of various parameters of SSC CPO Salary is as follows:

SSC CPO Salary Structure

The  SSC CPO Salary details for various posts are mentioned in the official notification. The Basic SSC CPO Salary is Rs. 35,400. After the 7th pay commission, there have been improvements in SSC CPO Salary.
Posts Level Group Pay Band Pay Scale-SSC CPO 
Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPF 6 B  2 Rs.35,400 - Rs.1,12,400
Sub Inspector (Executive) (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police 6 C  2 Rs.35,400 - Rs.1,12,400/-
Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CISF 6 C  1 Rs.29,200 - Rs.92,300/-

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The Grade Pay for SSC CPO has the following structure:
Post Grade Pay
Sub Inspector in CAPF Rs.4200
Sub Inspector in Delhi Police Rs.4200
Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF Rs.2800

SSC CPO Sub-Inspector salary differs depending on the location or posting. The details are as follows:
Basic salary/ Allowances City X (urban cities) City Y (cities with a population more than 5 lakhs) City Z (rural areas)
Basic Pay Rs. 35,400 Rs. 35,400 Rs. 35,400
HRA Rs.8496 Rs.5664 Rs.2832
TA Rs.3600 Rs.1800 Rs.1800
Gross Salary Rs. 47496 Rs. 42864 Rs. 40032
Deductions Rs.6265 Rs.6265 Rs.6265
SSC CPO salary (in-hand) Rs. 41321 Rs. 36600 Rs. 33767

SSC CPO Allowances and Benefits

Along with a handsome amount of SSC CPO salary, candidates who are recruited for various posts after clearing the SSC CPO exam are also entitled to receive various allowances and perks which are as follows:
  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Dearness on Travel Allowance
  • NPS
  • CGHS
  • Diet Allowance
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pension

SSC CPO Job Profile

The job profile for candidates who clear SSC CPO Exam differs according to the post they are recruited for. However the underlying responsibility that candidates have to fulfill for all posts is to maintain law and order and security.

SSC CPO Job Profile: Delhi Police Sub-Inspector

  • Maintain law and order
  • Conduct investigations
  • Register FIRs
  • Arrest with or without a warrant

SSC CPO Job Profile: CISF

  • Provide security to various PSU's and other infrastructures
  • Airport security at all commercial airports in India
  • Security on Delhi Metro
  • Protection against fire hazards
  • Special Security Group (SSG) provides security cover to persons nominated by the Home Ministry

SSC CPO Job Profile: Border Security Force

  • Protect Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh border
  • Prevent trans-border crimes
  • Prevent illegal activities on the border
  • Trans-border intelligence
  • Anti-infiltration duties

SSC CPO Job Profile: Central Reserve Police Force

  • Provide security to the industrial units and government infrastructure of the country
  • Includes Industrial sector like thermal power plants, mines, steel plants, PSUs etc
  • CRPF is liable for the control of Naxalites and Riots.

SSC CPO Job Profile – Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

  • Prevent cross border crimes such as smuggling etc
  • The investigation related to anti-national activities across the border
  • Maintain security & brotherhood among people across the border

SSC CPO Job Profile – Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • Protect the border between India & China 
  • Vigil on the northern borders
  • Detection and prevention of border violations
  • Promotion of the sense of security among the local populace.
  • Check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling.
  • Provide security to sensitive installations and threatened VIPs.
  • Restore and preserve order in any area in the event of a disturbance.

SSC CPO Career Growth

There are various opportunities for career growth after clearing SSC CPO Exam. There are hikes in salary and allowances as employees are promoted. 

Promotion in Delhi Police

In Delhi, Police candidates are promoted on the basis of their performance, experience, number of years for which they have served etc. After 15-18 years of service, Sub-Inspectors are promoted to the post of Inspectors. After 12-15 years of service following that, Inspectors are promoted to the post of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Promotion in CAPF

There are departmental examinations that one needs to clear in order to get promotions in CAPF. It is a field job and there are various opportunities that one gets as a part of CAPF. There is also a lot of pride that is attached to the profession. 

Thus SSC CPO is a very good opportunity for candidates to get a job that not only provides them with a good amount of salary but also provides ample number of opportunities for growth. 


Ques. What is the Grade Pay after clearing SSC CPO Exam?

Ans.   The Grade Pay after clearing the SSC CPO Exam depends on the post. Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police and CAPF are paid a Grade Pay of Rs.4,200 while for Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF it is Rs.2,800.

Ques. What is the SSC CPO  Basic Salary after clearing SSC CPO Exam?

Ans.   The basic salary after clearing SSC CPO Exam is Rs.35,400.

Ques. What are the various posts for which SSC CPO Exam is conducted?

Ans.   SSC CPO Exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the following posts:
  • Delhi Police Sub-Inspector
  • Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Ques. What is the salary of ASI in CIPF?

Ans.  The salary of ASI in CIPF lies within the range of Rs.29,200 - Rs.92,300. Along with that, there is Rs.2,800 as Grade Pay.

Ques. Can candidates get promotions after clearing SSC CPO Exam?

Ans.  Yes, there are a number of opportunities for promotions after clearing SSC CPO Exam.
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