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

Divisional Accountant CAG Job Profile

SSC CGL: CAG Divisional Accountant Salary, Job Profile, Pay Scale, Career: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits candidates for various posts in government ministries and government. Millions of candidates apply every for the varied positions releases by the SSC CGL. Among all the posts,  Divisional Accountant in CAG is one of the most coveted posts that lakhs of aspirants prepare. This article will provide complete details regarding the CAG divisional accounts officer salary,  Recruitment Exam, Pay Scale and Career Path. 

Many candidates must have doubts and queries regarding the key responsibilities of a divisional accountant, CAG. We will answer the following questions to help the candidates understand the job profile before starting their application process. Please read till the end to get an answer for the below queries.

  • 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?

Let us first explore the job profile of a Divisional Accountant in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Department.

Divisional Accountant CAG Job Profile

A divisional accountant is posted into state government divisions, such as  PWD departments, irrigation offices and other such offices where they are supposed to function as a chief accountant or financial advisor. Divisional accountants CAG takes the responsibility as a financial advisor to the government engineers for multiple projects. They are solely responsible for undertaking major financial decisions. 

The job profile entails checking and passing various bills raised by the division an accountant is assigned to. They have to do accountancy for multiple departments and verify the expenses and transactions incurred on projects. 

The divisional accountant cadre is controlled by the concerned state accountant general office. They are usually not transferred outside of that state cadre except when there’s a mutual situation during the probation period.

Now, let us discuss the recruitment procedure of a Divisional Accountant SSC CGL 2021.

SSC CGL Divisional Accountant CAG Recruitment Procedure 

The recruitment procedure for the Divisional Accountant CAG is listed below. The competition is tough as millions of candidates compete for the job posts. Candidates must check Divisional Accountant CAG eligibility criteria before while applying for the SSC CGL 2021 exam.

Candidates applying for the post of  Divisional Accountant CAG must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university. The recruitment procedure involves SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier III 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 questions from four sections; General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude and English Comprehension. Candidates need to clear the SSC CGL Prelims exam to move to the next level.

SSC CGL Tier 2: Competition gets more challenging at this level. SSC CGL Mains exam is an objective paper of 400 marks with questions from two sections; Quantitative Abilities and English Language and Comprehension. Candidates need to work hard to get higher marks in the prelims section to get selected for the next exam phase.


Read: SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2021 [Detailed] 

SSC CGL Tier 3: Candidates clearing the mains exam are invited for a descriptive exam conducted in a pen and paper format. Candidates have to write either an essay/ application/ letter/ precis in Hindi or English. The maximum score in this section is 100.

Candidates scoring a minimum of cut-off marks will be considered for the merit listing and will be called out for the document verification round. The selected candidates are posted at different locations at the discretion of the selection commission.


Read: SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2021 [Detailed] 

Note:  The staff selection commission calculates a cumulative score of Tier I, Tier II and Tier III exams while creating the merit list. The candidates will be considered for the post of Divisional Assistant in CAG after document verification. Candidates preparing for the upcoming SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2021 must get familiar with the exam syllabus to score well.

Divisional Accountant Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances    

The salary breakdown of a divisional accounts officer salary in comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) is as follows.

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

Apart from the regular fixed pay, the salary of a divisional accountant includes perks, benefits and allowances.

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

According to current pay scales, a divisional accountant gets an in-hand salary of around 38,000/- per month. 

Divisional Accountant CAG Work Environment

A selected candidate serves a probation period of 2 years before they are confirmed as a Divisional Accountant. During this period, they would work in their preferred city for 6 months under some Divisional Accountant or Divisional Accounts Officer and understand the duties and responsibilities.

Once this period is over, a divisional accountant must undergo formal training at the city of their state AG office for 10 months. After that, they would get a posting in some division, mainly in low work pressured and less sensitive division. 

A divisional accountant is required to appear for DAGE (Divisional Accountant Grade Examination). The confirmation of a candidate into the CAG is based on clearing the exam.

Candidates get up to 6 chances to clear the exam, and the confirmation stays on hold until the exam is cleared.

Once a divisional accountant enters the CAG realm, they can expect a considerable amount of workload. They are assigned subordinates to work with on assignments as per requirement and availability. 

Divisional Accountant CAG Career Path and Opportunities 

CAG offers a progressive career path to divisional assistants. The job entails a lot of responsibilities, and they are respected for their work profile.

The first level of promotion will be Divisional Account Officer II, where the Grade Pay increases to Rs. 4600. The second promotion is for the post of Divisional Account Officer I with Grade Pay Rs. 4800. The Career Graph of a Divisional Accountant is as follows.

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

After getting promoted to Senior Divisional Account Officer, the Grade Pay increases to Rs. 5400.

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

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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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