SSC CGL: Tax Assistant CBEC Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career

SSC CGL Tax Assistant CBEC Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career

SSC CGL Tax Assistant CBEC Job Profile: The SSC CGL 2021 Tier I Exam Date has been released by the commission. The exam will be held from 13 August 2021 to 24 August 2021. The admit card for the exam will be published soon on the SSC Official website-

The Staff Selection Commission is the prime body for recruiting candidates in various ministries and government departments. Every year, the commission announces varied positions to be filled by the SSC CGL exam. Lakhs of applicants appear for the exam to fulfil their dream of working in reputed departments. Amongst all the posts under SSC CGL, Tax Assistant CBEC is one of the most coveted posts that lakhs of aspirants prepare for. This article will provide complete details regarding the Tax Assistant CBEC Job Profile,  Eligibility, Recruitment Process, Salary and Career Path. 

Many candidates must have doubts and queries regarding the key responsibilities of a Tax Assistant in the Central Board of Excise & Customs. Therefore, we will answer the following questions to help the candidates understand the job profile before starting their application process.

  • What are the necessary Education Qualifications required for applying for the post of Tax Assistant CBEC?

  • How to get recruited for the post of Tax Assistant CBEC?

  • What is the Tax Assistant CBEC Job Profile?

  • What is the Tax Assistant CBEC Salary?

  • What is the Career Path of a Tax Assistant in CBEC?

Let us go step by step and understand what a Tax Assistant working in the Central Board of Excise and Customs does.

Tax Assistant CBEC Job Profile

In the Central Board of Excise and Customs, a Tax Assistant can have three types of postings.

  1. Excise
  2. Service Tax
  3. Customs

The work of a Tax Assistant will comprise mainly of clerical work. The primary task assigned to a Tax Assistant in CBEC is to dispatch and prepare reports for the department they are assigned to, which can be Excise, Service Tax and Customs.

The post of Tax Assistant has limited power as they work under a Superintendent or Appraiser. But, a Tax Assistant also works under an Examiner, Probationary Officer and Excise Inspector as per the departmental requirements.

Tax Assistant CBEC Eligibility

Candidates preparing for the Tax Assistant CBEC post must check the below eligibility criteria to understand if they are eligible for the SSC CGL Tax Assistant CBEC Post. Please note that the commission can cancel the candidature if the below requirements are not fulfilled by the applicant.

Tax Assistant CBEC  Eligibility Criteria Details
Age Limit The commission has set up the Tax Assistant age limit to be between 18-27 years.
Educational Qualification
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
  • Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible for application, provided they can produce the final certificate at the time of document verification.
Nationality/ Citizenship  The applicant must be:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962, intending to settle in India permanently, or
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from either/or Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Zambia, Malawi, and Zaire to permanently settle in India.

Tax Assistant CBEC Recruitment Process

Candidates applying for the post of Tax Assistant CBEC must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university. The recruitment procedure for the position of Tax Assistant CBEC 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 Tier I exam to move to the next level.

SSC CGL Tier 2: Competition will get intense at this level. SSC CGL Tier-II 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.

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 CBEC.

Note:  The selection committee considers 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 Tax Assistant in CBEC after document verification. Candidates preparing for the upcoming SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2021 must get familiar with the exam syllabus to score well.

We hope candidates are now well aware of the recruitment procedure. Let us move our attention towards the career of a Tax Assistant in CBEC.

Tax Assistant Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances    

The salary breakdown of a Tax Assistant working in Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is as follows.

Tax Assistant Pay Scale Rs. 5,200- INR 20,200
Tax Assistant Initial Pay Rs. 5,200
Tax Assistant Grade Pay Rs. 2,400
Tax Assistant Total Pay Rs. 7,600
Tax Assistant Monthly Salary Rs. 36,000

Apart from the regular fixed pay, a Tax Assistant in CBEC also enjoys a bunch of perks, benefits and allowances.

  1. Dearness Allowance- DA 
  2. Transport Allowance- TA
  3. House Rent Allowance- HRA
  4. Mobile Bill

According to the current pay scale, a Tax Assistant Salary varies from Rs. 30,587 to Rs. 36,742 based on the city of posting.

Tax Assistant CBEC Work Environment

The work environment depends mainly on the department a Tax Assistant is assigned to; Excise, Service Tax, and Customs. As discussed, Tax Assistants have to create reports and perform clerical duties to assist the commissioners and other staff in executing the tasks. There is a lot of paperwork involved, and Tax Assistant CBEC has to juggle between different projects. Despite all the work pressure, the work-life balance is good, and they work in general shits. Rarely they are required to extend after office hours.

Tax Assistant CBEC can be transferred to other departments based on the vacancies in the zone, probation period, administrative responsibilities, and department needs. The first transfer is called inter-change and the second one is Annual General Transfer. However, transfers are not much frequent. 

Tax Assistant CBEC Career Progression

Candidates selected for the post of Tax Assistant in CBEC must undergo training before being posted to various departments. The work environment in CBEC is supportive and offers ample opportunities of growth to a tax assistant. The department recognises employees’ efforts and hard work and provides growth opportunities based on the years of service and work input.

The first promotion will take at least 8-10 years, after which a Tax Assistant is promoted to the level of Senior Tax Assistant, or commonly referred to as Executive Assistant. The following promotion is for the Excise Inspector, Group- B Gazetted Post. It takes 3-4 years to reach this level. The career progression of Tax Assistant CBEC is as follows:

  1. Tax Assistant
  2. Senior Tax Assistant
  3. Excise Inspector/ Examiner
  4. Assistant Commissioner
  5. Deputy Commissioner
  6. Joint Commissioner
  7. Additional Commissioner of Income Tax

Further promotions depend on the performance of a candidate and the vacancy in the department.

We hope this article has cleared all the queries regarding the Tax Assistant CBEC profile. The SSC CGL 2021 Exam is around the corner. Thus, candidates must start burning the might oil to ensure higher marks in the exam. Post the queries and questions in the comments section below, and we will get back to you.

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