Assistant Enforcement Officer Job Profile

In this article series, we are analysing various posts offered into SSC CGL exam and providing profile/ details of every post. In this article, we would discuss about Assistant Enforcement Officer job profile.

Assistant Enforcement Officer is one more nice job offered through SSC CGL right now. It’s a Group – B post in Enforcement Directorate famously known as ED. Enforcement Directorate mainly enforce two key acts to fight economic crimes in India namely Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999(FEMA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002(PMLA). Enforcement Directorate controls and checks money laundering activities in India. As an Assistant Enforcement Officer, you would join ED as a group B officer. Let’s know more about Assistant Enforcement Officer Job Profile.


Salary of Assistant Enforcement Officer

Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Assistant Enforcement Officer would be 44,900 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. 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 TA/DA in this post while on tour. Keep watching this space to know more about Salary and other benefits of Assistant Enforcement Officer in 7th pay commission.

SSC CGL Posts salary in 7th Pay Commission


Work profile of Assistant Enforcement Officer

Just like Central Excise Inspector,Preventive Officer,Examiner or Income Tax Inspector, you would work as an executive officer with Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance of India. Your work would involve both desk and field tasks. While in the desk/office posting, you would deal with files an other clerical work like making reports and brochures/presentations. While in the field posting, you would work towards nabbing the economic crimes. You would also join the raid company when it goes somewhere for a raid. You may also have to go for the recce to gather intelligence about money laundering or other crime of economic nature. Generally, the work of an Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) is considered safe but when on such secret work of finding possible economic crimes and going after big illegal money, one has to be extra careful to not to fell into wrong hands. Normally, you should be able to complete your work in the office time but when on raid or search, you may have to work for longer and uncertain durations. Also, there is always a shortage of staff in Enforcement Directorate and so you may have to work longer hours sometime. In all, it can be a bit hectic job and somewhat more demanding then Central Excise Inspector, Income Tax Inspector and other executive posts offered through SSC CGL. Most of the offices of Enforcement Directorate are situated into big cities so if you are interested into a big city job, you should consider Assistant Enforcement Officer as one of your options. Below is the list of ED offices where you can get postings.

Offices of Enforcement Directorate

Head Quarter : New Delhi

Regional offices : Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Delhi

Regional offices are headed by Special Directors of Enforcement.

Zonal Offices : Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Srinagar

Zonal offices are headed by Joint Directors of Enforcement.

Sub-Zonal Offices : Bhubaneshwar, Kozhikode, Indore, Madurai, Nagpur, Allahabad, Raipur, Dehradun, Ranchi, Surat, Shimla

Sub – Zonal offices are headed by Deputy Directors of Enforcement.


Promotion of Assistant Enforcement Officer

Promotion wise, this post is one of the best posts among all SSC CGL posts as you would most probably get your first promotion of Enforcement Officer (EO) in around 4-6 years. Enforcement Officer is a Group – B Gazetted post with the Grade Pay of 4800/- Rs. The second promotion is to The Assistant Director of Enforcement Directorate (A.D., ED), which generally takes time of around 4-5 years. After that, promotions are faster. Next promotions from this post would be, Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate, Joint Director, Additional Director and Special Director in Enforcement Directorate. If you join at the AEO level, you would reach till Additional Director or Special Director level which depends on your age when you join.


Where to put Assistant Enforcement Officer post in your SSC CGL preference list if you are a female candidate

It depends a lot on your personality as this is a one hectic job with a lot of field work. There are possibilities of uncertain longer hours which can disturb your family commitments so decide after considering all the factors. Though, this being a good interview post, it should be in Top-10 of your SSC CGL preference list but I recommend that you keep it after ITI, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant CSS or other Assistant posts.


Assistant Enforcement Officer in preference list of a male candidate

If you are a male candidate, it should be on no.5,6,7 according to your personality and liking. If you are a peace loving guy who want a white collar job near to home along with social status and interaction, you should keep it down in your preference list. But, if you want a job with more adventurous and more lucrative nature, this post is the one you can go for. Also note that there is a chance of faster promotions but there is also a heavy work load.


Conclusion of Assistant Enforcement Officer post profile

We have tried to give you a general idea in this Assistant Enforcement Officer job profile yet you should try to get more first hand information before opting for this job. Best luck for the bright future. Click on the below link to visit official site of Enforcement Directorate.

Official site of Enforcement Directorate

6 thoughts on “Assistant Enforcement Officer Job Profile

    • No uniform as long as I know. In Excise also, it,s not compulsory and people wear it occasionally.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • If there’s an office of ED in the city then there is a chance otherwise not.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

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