SSC CGL: Sub Inspector in NIA National Investigation Agency Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career

Sub Inspector in NIA National Investigation Agency Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career

SSC CGL Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency (NIA) Job Profile: The Staff Selection Commission announced over 30 Group B and C Category Posts with multiple job vacancies for SSC CGL 2016. We hope SSC aspirants have submitted their application online. While filling post preferences, there are a number of job profiles you wish to know about. In this article, we will be talking about Sub Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency) Job Profile, Recruitment Exam, Salary and Career Path.

A number of candidates must have multiple doubts and queries regarding the key responsibilities of a Sub Inspector in NIA National Investigation Agency. Do you have any of the following doubts.

If yes, let us go step by step and understand what a Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency actually do.


Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency Job Profile

The Work Profile of a candidate who gets recruited by NIA for the post of a Sub Inspector will be quite versatile and unique.

SI in National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be performing the job role of an intelligence officer and that of law enforcement officer at times. You will be responsible to do some clerical court work since NIA has a separate set of judicial courts, execute summons and warrants, examine witnesses, keep their custody, collect and analyze intelligence and ground verification of previous intelligence and be a part of raiding/spot investigation team. At special occasions when assigned a terror-related case, an NIA official is deemed authority equivalent to the SHO of police of that area, which is a biggie.

Your profile with NIA will majorly deal with terrorists and international mafias groups as well as drug syndicates. These will be unlike the standard thugs and goons as they operate at a different level. So, you will be quite powerless in front of them. Hence, it is labelled as one of the riskiest jobs among all SSC CGL Posts.

Are you still pumped up for this job post anyhow? Understand the SI NIA Recruitment Process from the section below.


SSC CGL Sub Inspector in NIA Recruitment Procedure 

You need to have a complete graduation degree from a recognized college or university if you wish to apply for the post of Sub Inspector in NIA National Investigation Agency. The recruitment procedure for the post of Sub Inspector in NIA involves SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 Examination, followed by document verification of the shortlisted candidates.

SSC CGL Tier 1: The SSC CGL Prelims will be an objective paper of 200 marks with 4 equal sections, which are, Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude and English Comprehension. You need to qualify in this exam in order to move to the next level.

SSC CGL Tier 2: Competition will get intense at this level. You will attempt 2 Papers and they will be based on Arithmetical Ability and English Language. You can read about it in detail from the link provided below.


Read: SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2016 [Detailed] 

A cumulative score achieved in Tier I and Tier II SSC CGL Exams will be considered while creating the merit list. The candidates will be considered for the post of Sub Inspector in NIA after document verification. If you are preparing for the upcoming SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2016, get familiar with exam syllabus.


Read: SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016 [Detailed] 

We hope candidates are now well aware of the recruitment procedure. Let us revert our attention towards the career of a Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Sub Inspector in NIA Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances    

The salary breakdown of a Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency (NIA) is as follows.

  • Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 4,200/-
  • Initial Pay: Rs. 9,300/-
  • Total Pay: Rs. 13,500/-

Apart from the regular fixed pay, a Sub Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics also enjoys a bunch of perks, benefits and allowances.

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107%)
  2. Transport Allowance (TA)
  3. House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarters)
  4. Mobile Bill

Effective In hand salary (Considering 13 month salary):

  • Class X cities= Rs. 43,166
  • Class Y cities= Rs. 39,492
  • Class Z cities= Rs. 37,664


Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency Work Environment


The Headquarters of National Investigation Agency is located in Delhi but you posting can be anywhere depending on the requirement of the agency.

For all that you know of, You can be sent to any corner of the country where there is a suspected terrorist activity that took place

You would be required to camp and investigate in the most interior and remote places. Also, you would be required to gather intelligence about any bomb blast site. Thus you cannot flaunt your card around, you have to work discretely without any power or authority. NIA has 5 branch offices in Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kochi, Lucknow and Mumbai with Head Quarters at Delhi.

Since we have already notified you all on the complexities of the job profile, you really need to consider all angles before applying to this job post.


Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency Career Path and Opportunities


The promotion cycle in the National Investigation Agency completely depends on the number of vacancies at the senior post and waiting list.

But, if we are talking about the common rule of promotion cycle in NIA, it can be along this line.

  1. Sub Inspector in NIA
  2. Inspector in NIA
  3. Superintendent

On papers, a Sub Inspector in NIA should be promoted to an Inspector rank after 5 years of service. Very similar to Delhi Police SI promotion stagnation, the senior posts are mostly occupied by IPS officers on deputation, so rising very high up is not possible for a Sub Inspector.

After 2-3 promotions, there will be a superposed stagnation of ranks. But with dedication and hardwork, one can advance to the level of SP after years of service.

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