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 Income Tax Inspector post profile.
Income Tax Inspector is perhaps the most popular job of SSC CGL right now. Wonderful social status, timely promotions and good professional satisfaction are the important features of this post. It’s a Group – C interview post in Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT ) which works for collection of direct taxes in our country. Direct taxes mean Income Tax, Corporate Tax etc. It is a fine organisation with a good human resource policies which would be beneficial to you also, if you are selected to work in it. Let’s know more about Income Tax Inspector Job Profile.
Salary of Income tax Inspector
Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Income tax Inspector 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. You’d also get some petrol and mobile allowance (Dept SIM card) in this post. Keep watching this space to know more about Salary and other benefits of Income tax Inspector in 7th pay commission.
Work profile of Income Tax Inspector
Income Tax Inspector is generally posted in either assessment section or non – assessment section. On the assessment post, you would assess the Income Tax to be charged on people and companies. You would also handle Refund claims, TDS and other such works. 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 tax evasion or other crime related to Income Tax. Generally, the work of an ITI is considered safe but when on such secret work of finding possible crimes, 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.
Promotion of Income tax Inspector
Promotion wise also, this post is the best among all SSC CGL posts as you would most probably get your first promotion of Income Tax Officer ( ITO ) in around 4-6 years. ITO is a Group – B Gazetted post with the Grade Pay of 4800/- Rs. The second promotion is to The Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (A.C., I.T.), which generally takes time of around 10-12 years. After that, promotions are faster. Next promotions from this post would be, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (D.C.I.T.), Joint Commissioner of Income Tax ( J.C.I.T.), Additional Commissioner of Income Tax ( A.D.C.I.T.) and so on. Mostly, people who join at the Inspector level would reach till ADC level though if you join at the very young age, there are slim chances of your becoming Commissioner Of Income Tax, which is the next post after A.D.C. I.T.
Where to put Income tax Inspector post in your SSC CGL preference list if you are a female candidate
It should be no.1 in your preference list, if you are a female candidate as there are good chances that you get to work at desk or in the safe atmosphere. You can also get a home posting in this job as Income tax department offices are spread throughout the country.
Income tax Inspector in preference list of a male candidate
If you are a male candidate, it should be in top 3 according to your personality. If you are a peace loving guy who want a white collar job near to home along with social status and interaction, this post can be no.1 in your list.But, if you want a job with more adventurous and more lucrative nature, Examiner of Customs may be your first choice.
Conclusion of Income Tax Inspector post profile
We have tried to give you a general idea in this Income Tax Inspector post profile yet you should try to get more first hand information before opting for this job. Best luck for the bright future.