Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) is a kind of special post for SSC CGL 2016 aspirants. For the first time in these many years, SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has declared a vacancy for the gazetted group B post and that post is Assistant Audit Officer (AAO). Until now, you can get this post after clearing SAS (Subordinate Accounts/Audit Service) exam only. Candidates from CAG,CGDA and CAG can appear for this exam after completion of two years of service. With this post offered in SSC CGL 2016, you can now get this post directly after clearing two stages of SSC CGL Exam. Naturally, the post has become instantly popular because of its’ higher salary than all other SSC CGL posts and because of it being only gazetted post offered through SSC CGL Exam. Also note that this post is being offered subject to the final approval from Government Of India. Now, just like all the other posts, let’s discuss some basic things about this post.
Salary of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) would be 47,600 Rs in 7th pay commission. DA (Dearness Allowance) would be 0% from 1/1/2016 but it would be revised from July-2016 and so on (It’s 2% from July – 2016). Apart form DA you’d also get HRA ( Housing Rent Allowance ) and TA ( Travelling Allowance ) which are different for various class of cities. You would also get Travelling and Daily Allowance in this post while on tour. Keep watching this space to know more about Salary and other benefits of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in 7th pay commission.
Work profile of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
Your work would be to assist Audit Officer (AO) or Sr. Audit Officer in performing audit of various government offices and government owned corporations. Sometimes, you may get a field posting in which you would go to various places to conduct audits. There would be an audit team with which you would go. Some travelling would be there in the field posting as you have to visit the office or unit which you are auditing. Travelling is inevitable in this post or department. Even as an Auditor, you are required to travel for audit purpose. If you are given a desk posting then your work would be just like a clerk. You would do routine work related to office as directed by senior officers. You would posted in field as well as desk in rotation so you would get experience of both. Work load wise, this post is having average work load. Apart from travelling time, you would be able to complete your routine work in less than 3-4 hours daily. Though all such things depend on the office you are posted in and workload of particular posting. Do know more about work profile and take your decision accordingly.
Promotion of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
You’ll have to clear SAS exam to get confirmed as an AAO. Only after that, you’ll get any promotion. Your first promotion from this post would be of Audit Officer (A.O.). This promotion usually takes 8-10 years but I don’t know anything about how directly recruited AAO will get promotions. If they are promoted like promotee AAOs then you should also get first promotion in around 8-10 years. It also depends on many other factors like when you pass promotion exams, vacancies for higher posts and promotion policy of the department, IAAD in this case. Next promotion from A.O. would be of Sr. Audit Officer (Sr.A.O.), Assistant Accountant General (AAG), Deputy Accountant General (DAG). It takes a long time in getting promotion of AAG or DAG. The next promotion after DAG is of AG (Accountant General). I believe very few AAOs would reach till AG post but this is something only future would make clear. Promotion wise you can rate this post as above average.
Where to put Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) post in your SSC CGL preference list if you are a female candidate
It should be in your top 5. You should ideally put it after Income Tax Inspector (If you like executive post), Assistant in CSS (If you want to work in Delhi only) or Examiner (If you want to work in Customs Dept.). Consider the travelling aspect of this post before making preference list. It’s a good post with a gazetted status and highest grade pay among all SSC CGL posts but on the other hand posts like ITI gives much better promotion chances and career prospects. Take your decision after considering all the factors affecting you as only you can know what is the best for you.
Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) post in preference list of a male candidate
In the top 5 of your preference list. You may put it after ITI, Examiner and Assistant in CSS (If you want to work in Delhi and prepare for UPSC) as you feel right for you. You would directly become gazetted officer with 4800 Rs. grade pay if you are selected for this post. On the other hand, you would get more promotions in ITI or get more powers as an Examiner so know all the factors before you take final decision. This is a good post and you should put it higher in your preference list no matter what.
That’s all for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) post info
This is some basic info we have gathered about Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) post. You should try to get more first hand information before deciding your final preference list. You can also share your knowledge about this job in the comments section. It can really help other aspirants in making their final preference list.
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