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    What is the Staff Selection Commission and what are its role and functions?


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    Sometimes, advertisements appear in the newspapers for recruitment of various posts in the Government sector by the Staff Selection Commission. What is the Staff Selection Commission and what are its role and functions? Do the Staff Selection Commission conduct some competitive examinations also?
  • #137964
    Staff Selection Commission or SSC as it is widely known as, is an organisation that is involved in conducting examinations and interviews for the appointment of staff in different ministries under the Government of India and various subordinate offices under the Government.

    The Staff Selection Commission is headquartered in New Delhi. It has regional offices in Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai and Bangalore.

    The functions of SSC

    1. To make appointments to all group B and non specialised group C posts.

    2. To conduct examinations and/or interviews for the positions that fall under its purview.

    3. The specific responsibilities include appointment of LDCs ( Lower Divisional Clerks) in various ministries, Grade C and D Stenographers in Foreign service or Railway Board.

    4. Assistants in different ministries are appointed by the SSC

    5. The commission also conducts Typewriting tests in English and Hindi ( I am not sure the practice is still followed)

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  • #137967
    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the recruitment agency for the Central Government responsible for filling up of the vacancies at lower-level and middle-level (non-Gazetted) in Central Government Ministries and Sub-ordinate/Attached Offices (excluding Regional Railways). It also conducts departmental examinations for lower-level Ministerial posts and stenography/typing/computer proficiency tests. The headquarter of SSC is located at New Delhi and the regional headquarters are at Allahabad (NR), Kolkata (ER), Guahati (NER), Mumbai (WR), Chennai (SR) and Bengaluru (Karnataka-Kerala Region).

    Although the conduct of examinations depend upon the vacancies available, it is seen that the major examinations of SSC like Combined Matric Level Examination and Combined Graduate Level Examination are held every year.

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  • #137972
    Staff - selection Commissin, popularly known as SSC is an independent body involved in conducting examinations and interviews for the various staffs under different ministries in the Central - government.
    The head quarter is lying in New- Delhi and the regional offices are located in Bengaluru. Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guahati and Chennai.
    The main functions of SSC are as follow-
    1) To conduct examinations of various categories of staffs in different departments of central -government.
    2) Recuitments of Assistants in different section of ministries.
    3) To conduct Stenography - examination and also to conduct Type - writing tests.
    4) Recruitment of LDC in different sections in the central - government.

  • #138027
    Staff selection is a central government organisation. They recruit job seekers for the various department and ministries of government of India.

    Role of SSC:
    Specifically, to hold Open Competitive Examinations for selection to the posts of:
    1. lower Division clerk in different ministry
    2. Grade c and grade d stenographers
    3. Assistants in the different Ministries/Departments
    4. Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants under the Office of Comptroller
    or there are many role for the SSC.
    The commission conduct time to time English and Hindi typing test.

    They conduct two exam
    1. SSC CGL
    2. SSC CHSL (10+2)
    According to the latest news released by staff selection commission is that, SSC CHSL paper pattern is changed. now exam will be hold in two phase.

  • #141491
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    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices.
    This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training which consists of a Chairman, two members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.
    In the 47th report (1967-68) of the Estimates Committee in the Parliament, it recommended the setting up of a Service Selection Commission for conducting examinations to recruit lower categories of posts.
    On 4th November 1975, Government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission.
    On 26th September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
    The functions of Staff Selection Commission were redefined by the Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 21st May 1999.
    The new constitution and functions of Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1st June 1999.
    SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting non-gazetted officers to various government jobs.
    Staff Selection Commission is headquartered at New Delhi.
    It has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore.
    It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh.
    Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.

    Functions of SSC:
    1. To make recruitment to all Group "B" posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10,500 or below and (ii) all non-technical Group "C" posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission.
    2. To conduct examinations and/or interviews, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview. The examinations would be held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home State/Region.
    3. In particular, to held Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment to the posts of:
    (i) Lower Division Clerks in the various Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India including those participating in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service /Indian Foreign Service (B), Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service and the Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service;
    (ii) Grade "C" and Grade 'D" Stenographers of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent Grades of Indian Foreign Service (B) Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Head quarters Stenographers Service and to the posts of Stenographers in other Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India not participating in the aforesaid Services;
    (iii) Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India including those participating in the Central Secretariat Service/ IFS (B)/ Railway Board Secretariat Service/Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service;
    (iv) Inspectors of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central Excise, Inspectors of Income-Tax in different charges of the Commissioners of Income-Tax, Preventive Officers and Examiners in different Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers in Directorate of Enforcement;
    (v) Sub-Inspectors in , Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations;
    (vi) Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants under the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments and Upper Division Clerks in Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India.
    (vii) Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD, a Group 'C' Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial, General Central Services (Technical) post.
    (viii) Statistical Investigators, Grade IV of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSC), a Group 'C' non-gazetted, non-ministerial post in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
    (ix) Tax Assistant ( a Group C non – Gazetted Ministerial post in various Commissionerates of Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs )
    (x) Section Officer ( Commercial Audit), a Group "B" Non-gazetted post in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department
    (xi) Section Officer (Audit) , a Group B Non-Gazetted post in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
    4.. The Commission also holds Departmental Examination for promotion from:
    (i) Group "D" to Lower Division Clerk Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service and equivalent grades in Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service/Armed Force Hqrs. Clerical Service;
    (ii) Lower Divisional Clerks to Upper Divisional Clerks Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service and equivalent Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service/Armed Forces Hqrs. Clerical Service;
    (iii) Stenographers Grade "D" to Stenographers Grade "C" of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent grades in Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Hqrs. Stenographers Service.
    5. The Commission conducts periodical Typewriting Tests in English and Hindi.
    6. The Commission prepares schemes for recruitment to all Group "B" posts which are in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with a grade pay of Rs 42000 or below and Group "C" non-technical posts in the Ministries/Departmental of the Govt. of India including its Attached and Subordinate Offices in consultation with the Departments concerned.
    7. The Commission conducts examinations/selections for recruitment to all Group "B" posts which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10, 500 or below and all Group "C" non-technical posts in the Ministries/Departments of the Govt. from time to time.
    8. The Commission performs such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Govt. from time to time.

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    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices.
    This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training which consists of a Chairman, two members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.
    In the 47th report (1967-68) of the Estimates Committee in the Parliament, it recommended the setting up of a Service Selection Commission for conducting examinations to recruit lower categories of posts.
    On 4th November 1975, Government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission.
    On 26th September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
    The functions of Staff Selection Commission were redefined by the Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 21st May 1999.
    The new constitution and functions of Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1st June 1999.
    SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting non-gazetted officers to various government jobs.
    Staff Selection Commission is headquartered at New Delhi.
    It has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore.
    It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh.
    Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.

    Functions of SSC:
    1. To make recruitment to all Group "B" posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10,500 or below and (ii) all non-technical Group "C" posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission.
    2. To conduct examinations and/or interviews, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview. The examinations would be held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home State/Region.
    3. In particular, to held Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment to the posts of:
    (i) Lower Division Clerks in the various Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India including those participating in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service /Indian Foreign Service (B), Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service and the Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service;
    (ii) Grade "C" and Grade 'D" Stenographers of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent Grades of Indian Foreign Service (B) Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Head quarters Stenographers Service and to the posts of Stenographers in other Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India not participating in the aforesaid Services;
    (iii) Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India including those participating in the Central Secretariat Service/ IFS (B)/ Railway Board Secretariat Service/Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service;
    (iv) Inspectors of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central Excise, Inspectors of Income-Tax in different charges of the Commissioners of Income-Tax, Preventive Officers and Examiners in different Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers in Directorate of Enforcement;
    (v) Sub-Inspectors in , Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations;
    (vi) Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants under the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments and Upper Division Clerks in Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India.
    (vii) Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD, a Group 'C' Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial, General Central Services (Technical) post.
    (viii) Statistical Investigators, Grade IV of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSC), a Group 'C' non-gazetted, non-ministerial post in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
    (ix) Tax Assistant ( a Group C non – Gazetted Ministerial post in various Commissionerates of Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs )
    (x) Section Officer ( Commercial Audit), a Group "B" Non-gazetted post in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department
    (xi) Section Officer (Audit) , a Group B Non-Gazetted post in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
    4.. The Commission also holds Departmental Examination for promotion from:
    (i) Group "D" to Lower Division Clerk Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service and equivalent grades in Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service/Armed Force Hqrs. Clerical Service;
    (ii) Lower Divisional Clerks to Upper Divisional Clerks Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service and equivalent Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service/Armed Forces Hqrs. Clerical Service;
    (iii) Stenographers Grade "D" to Stenographers Grade "C" of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent grades in Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Hqrs. Stenographers Service.
    5. The Commission conducts periodical Typewriting Tests in English and Hindi.
    6. The Commission prepares schemes for recruitment to all Group "B" posts which are in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with a grade pay of Rs 42000 or below and Group "C" non-technical posts in the Ministries/Departmental of the Govt. of India including its Attached and Subordinate Offices in consultation with the Departments concerned.
    7. The Commission conducts examinations/selections for recruitment to all Group "B" posts which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10, 500 or below and all Group "C" non-technical posts in the Ministries/Departments of the Govt. from time to time.
    8. The Commission performs such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Govt. from time to time.


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