Central Excise Inspector is one of the very popular Group – B SSC CGL posts. Central Excise Inspector works in CBEC(Central Board of Excise and Customs) like two other SSC CGL posts Examiner and Preventive Officer. But, unlike Examiner and Preventive Officer who are posted in only coastal cities, a Central Excise Inspector can be posted anywhere in India. Central Excise department is spread throughout the country like Income Tax department and have offices in many A,B and C class cities. In this job, you have a good chances to get a home posting. It has been a choice of many candidates for years. Let’s know more about it in detail. Read on.
Salary of Central Excise Inspector
Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Central Excise Inspector would be 44,900 Rs. DA (Dearness Allowance) would be 0% from 1/1/2016 but it would be revised from July-2016 and so on. (Latest : 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 TA/DA and other expenses reimbursed in this post while on official tour. Keep watching this space to know more about Salary and other benefits of Central Excise Inspector in 7th pay commission.
Work profile of Central Excise Inspector
As a Central Excise Inspector, you would get postings of various type and in various offices. You will get postings in ranges, divisions, headquarters, custom houses, ports and at some other places. Like any other SSC CGL executive posts, you would get either field or office/ desk posting. If you are posted in office, just like other SSC jobs, you will do a lot of file and paperwork. You will also make many reports and presentations in the desk posting. In field posting, your work would involve many tasks. You would monitor and seal goods, which are to be exported, with excise dept. seal. You would also keep watch on manufacturers and verify their units and registers whenever required and you are ordered to do so. When somebody applies for new registration, You would assist in verification process before giving the final registration. You would also assist the search or raid teams whenever you are posted in Preventive wing or specially ordered for that. You will also get postings in Service Tax department as it is also under Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). You will also get to work in Customs in some states like Gujarat, Rajasthan where separate customs department doesn’t exist and officers from Central Excise are posted to Customs on deputation basis. While posted in customs, you will work like Preventive Officer and do all the customs executive work like a regular Customs or Preventive Officer.
Promotion opportunities for Central Excise Inspector
Promotion wise Central Excise Inspector post is not that great. That is the reason why even after being a very good post, it is less preferred in comparison with Examiner, Preventive Officer or Income Tax Inspector post. A Central Excise Inspector gets his first promotion in around 10-12 years and it differs from zone to zone. You will have to pass the confirmation test in the first two years to get confirmed. You will be eligible for the first promotion after qualifying period of 8 years. With first promotion, you would become Superintendent. You would become Group – B (Gazetted) officer in the Grade Pay of Rs.4800. The second promotion in this post is of Assistant Commissioner which is a Group – A, IRS level post. But this promotion happens for a very few Superintendents and many of them retires without getting that second promotion. While Examiner, ITI or P.O. would get 5-6 promotions in their career, Central Excise Inspector gets one and if lucky two.
Where to put Central Excise Inspector in your preference list if you are a male candidate?
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Where to put Central Excise Inspector in your preference list if you are a female candidate?
This is one executive post which is good or at least okay for a female candidate. If you want to go for a post in which you get to work in the field also, you should keep it higher in your SSC CGL preference list. In other situations also, it should be in the top 10 of your preference list.
Conclusion of Central Excise Inspector job profile
This is a very good post of SSC CGL. You should go for it if you are selected. There are very good chances for home posting but there are some limitations regarding promotions. Consider all these things before taking the final decision about your preference list.
Best wishes for the bright future.