It is the post for those people who want to be in Delhi and prepare for UPSC and other bigger and tougher Civil Services Exams. Assistant CSS (Central Secretariat Service) is a Group – B, Non Gazetted post. Salary wise it is just like other such posts like Income Tax Inspector in CBDT, Central Excise Inspector, Preventive Officer or Examiner in CBEC or Assistant in CVC, Railway Ministry or any other ministry. The main feature of this job is reasonable peace of mind and posting in Delhi. You get postings in various ministries in Delhi and you would almost always get postings in Delhi only. Work wise, you have to deal with so many files just like in any other Government office and there is average daily work load which you can handle within 3-4 hours if you are efficient enough. Also, you are just a glorified clerk and there are other people to guide you about work so there is no need to worry about the nature of work.
Chances, facilities and peace to prepare for UPSC in Assistant CSS job
Now, when you are preparing for UPSC or other major exams and you get a good government job paying something around 50,000/- Rs in Delhi with little workload and lot of holidays, you couldn’t ask for more. Like all Central Govt. jobs, you would get Saturday – Sunday off. You would also get all the public holidays declared by Government of India. In this job, you can easily focus on your preparations as you are in Delhi, which is a major hub for Civil Service Exam Preparations. You can even join weekends or evening batches in well known and reputed coaching classes.
Assistant CSS post is also very good promotion wise
Promotion prospects are good in Assistant CSS job. If you pass the departmental exam for promotion, you could get promotion in 6-7 years. Otherwise, You will be promoted in about 10 years. It is better when compared with many other departments like Central Excise Inspector or Preventive officer. With your first promotion from Assistant CSS, you would become S.O. (Section Officer) which is a Group-B Gazetted post with a G.P. of 4800/- Rs. Further promotions in this job are Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary. Time to get those promotions would be around 8-10 years for each promotion, though with time all the things can change.
Where it should be in your preference list
In your preference list Assistant CSS should be in top 10 if you are a male candidate. If you are a female candidate and interested in living Delhi then Assistant CSS should be in top 3 of your preference list. For more information, ask your questions in the comment section.