SSC CGL: Divisional Accountant CAG Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career

Divisional Accountant CAG Job Profile

SSC CGL Divisional Accountant CAG 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 Divisional Accountant CAG Job Profile, Recruitment Exam, Salary and Career Path.

A number of candidates must have multiple doubts and queries regarding the key responsibilities of a Divisional Accountant CAG. Do you have any of the following doubts.

  • What are the necessary Education Qualifications required for applying for the post of Divisional Accountant CAG?

  • How to get recruited for the post of Divisional Accountant CAG?

  • What is the Job Description of a Divisional Accountant CAG?

  • What is the Salary of a Divisional Accountant CAG?

  • What is the career path of a Divisional Accountant CAG?

If yes, let us go step by step and understand what a Divisional Accountant actually do.


Divisional Accountant CAG Job Profile

Divisional Accountant is one of the few posts offered into SSC CGL which are low profile and yet reasonably powerful and respected. As a divisional accountant, you would be posted into state government PWD offices, irrigation offices and other such offices where you are supposed to act as a chief accountant or financial advisor to that office. It is a post where you get some power and authority from the day one of your posting. Let’s know more about Divisional Accountant CAG post.

As a divisional accountant, you would work in some state government development office. You may be working in PWD office, irrigation office, public health office or any other state government office. These offices are also called divisions. Your work would be checking and passing various bills raised by the division you are working in. You would report directly to the executive engineer but only when it is related to the normal work.

He/She is not your direct boss as you are a central government officer working in a state government division. The divisional accountant cadre is controlled by concerned state accountant general office and you can’t be transferred outside of that state cadre except when there’s a mutual situation and you are still under probation.

Now, let us discuss about the recruitment procedure of a Divisional Accountant through SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016.


SSC CGL Divisional Accountant CAG Recruitment Procedure 

You need to have a complete graduation degree from a recognized college or univeristy if you wish to apply for the post of Divisional Accountant in CAG. The recruitment procedure for the post of Divisional Accountant in Comptroller and Auditor General of India 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 Divisional Accountant CAG 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 Divisional Accountant in CAG.

Divisional Accountant CAG Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances    

The salary breakdown of a Divisional Accountant in Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) is as follows.

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

Apart from the regular fixed pay, a Divisional Accountant 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)

According to current pay scales, you would get a salary of around 30,000/- per month initially. Even with a decent 30-35% increase, salary in divisional accountant post would cross 40,000 pm for sure in a 7th pay scale.


Divisional Accountant CAG Work Environment

You will be serving a probation period of 2 years before you are confirmed as a Divisional Accountant. During this period, you would work in your preferred city for 6 months under some Divisional Accountant or Divisional Accounts Officer and understand your duties and responsibilities.

Once this period is over, you would undergo a formal training at the city of your state AG office for 10 months. After that, you would get a posting in some division, mostly in some low work pressured and less sensitive division. Also, after the training, you are supposed to sit into DAGE (Divisional Accountant Grade Examination). You are confirmed after clearing this exam.

If you don’t clear this exam in the first attemt, you get more chances (up to 6) to clear the exam but you are not confirmed in the divisional accountant job untill you clear this exam.

Once you enter the CAG realm, you can expect a considerable amount of workload. But you will be assigned subordinates to work with you on assignments as per requirement and availability. So, it is manageable.


Divisional Accountant CAG Career Path and Opportunities 

The level of promotion at CAG for a Divisional Accountant is good and lets not forget the post in itself demands a lot of respect in society.

Your first level of promotion will be Divisional Account Officer II, where your Grade Pay becomes Rs. 4600. Your second promotion makes you Divisional Account Officer I with Grade Pay Rs. 4800. The Career Graph of a Divisional Accountant is as follows.

  1. Divisional Account Officer – II
  2. Divisional Account Officer – I
  3. Senior Divisional Account Officer

After that the final promotion of Senior Divisional Account Officer, your Grade Pay is Rs. 5400.

Apart from these regular promotions, you can also appear for SAS (Subordinate Account Service) exam after completion of 2 years of service as a divisional accountant. After clearing the SAS exam, you can become AAO (Assistant Audit Officer) in CAG which is a group-B gazetted Post. Hence, you have multiple career options.

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    • No not required as of now. But later in your probation period you are compelled to learn it because you need to clear DAGE exam to get confirmed in the post of DAO.

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