Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post details

Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post details

Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) is a group B post offered through SSC CGL exam. This is a group B non gazetted executive post in CBN.

In this post, you would join Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) department of Government of India as an Inspector.

Let’s know some basic facts about Central Bureau of Narcotics agency before knowing about Inspector post in Central Bureau of Narcotics

Some basic info about Central Bureau of Narcotics agency

Central Bureau of Narcotics is a federal law enforcement and civilian agency of Government of India which mainly works towards stopping opium production and trade. It also issues licenses for production of legal synthetic drugs.

The tasks it undertakes also includes :

1. Supervision over licit cultivation of opium poppy In India spread across 22 Districts 102 Tehsils/ Parganas in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

2. Preventive and enforcement functions especially in the three poppy growing States.

3. Investigation of cases under the NDPS Act, 1985 and filing of complaint in the Court.

4. Action for tracing and freezing of illegally acquired property as per the provisions of Chapter V-A of the NDPS Act, 1985.

5. Issuance of Export Authorizations/ Import Certificate for export/import of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

6. Issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for import/export of selected number of Precursor Chemicals.

7. Various other works related to NDPS Act, 1985 and opium farming and trade regulations other than mentioned above.

Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) is affiliated with India’s Department of Revenue. It is regulated by Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). The headquarters of Central Bureau of Narcotics is situated at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.


Now, let’s know more about Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post in a step by step manner.

Salary of Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics

Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics 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 Inspector post in Central Bureau of Narcotics in 7th pay commission.

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Work profile of Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics

If selected for this post, you would mostly be posted into any of the three opium growing states of India namely Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. As an Inspector your work would be to complete various tasks given to you by the department. Work would be related to regularising licensed cropping and stopping illegal production of opium. There are various sections in CBN and you may be posted into any of them. You may be directly involved into monitoring of poppy cultivation aspects such as licensing of cultivators, measurement of poppy fields and collection of opium. You may also be posted into Preventive & Intelligence Cell (P&I Cell) of CBN. This cell works for enforcing the provisions of the NDPS Act relating to search, seize and such other preventive works as instructed.

There are three unit offices of CBN in the three states mentioned above. There are several divisions under this unit offices which are headed by a District Opium Officer (Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officer). Under each division office there are ranges which are headed by a Sub-Inspector (SI) officer, who measures and monitors the poppy cultivation area in his range. As an Inspector, sometimes your work would also involve supervising the Sub Inspectors. That posting is known as an Inspector (Cultivation).

Do know more about the work profile of Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics and tell us in the comments section if you find something useful for every candidate.

Also note that this post is not identified suitable for PH candidates according to official notification.


Promotion of Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics

The first promotion from Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics is of Superintendent of Central Bureau of Narcotics. The first promotion usually happens in around 10-12 years in this post. The second promotion would be of Assistant Narcotics Commissioners (ANC) which generally takes a very long time. Further promotions in this post would be of Deputy Narcotics Commissioner and Narcotics Commissioner. You would most probably reach till Assistant Narcotics Commissioners (ANC) though more promotions can happen as policies and other things get changed all the time. Promotion wise, it is okay sort of post as you can get around 2-3 promotions in this job according to general assumptions.

Disclaimer: Know more about promotions in this post or any other post as we have given info according to general trends and info. Also note that in any post, promotion is a thing of future and it depends on many factors like vacancies in higher posts, promotion exams, performance of the candidate and such other things. Nothing can be predicted for sure in this regard so use your own discretion before taking any final decision. We are here to help but don’t take any decision just by relying on our reviews. Only you are responsible for your career and your decisions and not WE. Thanks and best wishes.


Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post in the preference list of female candidates

Not in top 10. Refer to this article to know more about preference list for female candidates.

Also, take your own decision after considering all the factors. Also try to get some more first hand info before making your final SSC CGL preference list.


Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post in the preference list of male candidates

Keep it after other executive posts like Examiner of Customs, Preventive Officer, Income Tax Inspector and central Excise Inspector. Also after AAO, AEO and Assistant posts (If interested in working in Delhi). You should also keep SI in CBI before this post.

Also refer to this article to know more about preference list for male candidates.


Conclusion of Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics job profile

This is general information we have gathered about Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post. You should try to get more first hand information before opting for this job. You can also share your knowledge about this job/post in the comments section. It can really help other aspirants in making their preference list. Thanks for reading.

Best of luck for the bright future and lots of success.

31 thoughts on “Inspector in Central Bureau of Narcotics post details

  1. Is there chances to get Delhi posting in Sub inspector in central bureau of narcotics grade pay 2400 non interview post rank 300 general in non interview post

    • 5 days normally but it depends on work load. Sometimes, you may have to work in weekends also but that’s not always.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

  2. Good Eve,
    I marked Inspector in CBN as my first preference in SSC CGL 2016 & eager to know where will be i posted after getting desired cut off wrt it among MP, UP & RJ. Am i free to opt any of desired job location or it is upto CBN department based upon my overall score?
    Please guide me!

    • Where you will be posted depends on SSC and CBEC. They may ask for your preference or post you into the state which is near to your home or is your home state.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

  3. Good morning
    Do Inspector & Sub-inspector in CBN possess weapon for self-defence while battling drug mafias or not?
    Please tell!

    • I think they are generally accompanied by armed forces like Police, CRPF while conducting a risky operation. There are some armed posts in CBN also so whenever required they can provide weapons to their own officers also if they are trained. Visit your nearest CBN office to knowmore about this.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • Don’t understand your question and also we don’t guess cut offs. Try to score as high as possible.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

  4. gm sir..
    office timing kya h..??
    night shift hoti h kya??
    5 days week or not?
    one state to other state transfer hote h kya???
    plz sir tell me about this..

    • Normal office timings of Central Govt offices are around 9:30/10:00 AM to 6:00/6:30 PM and 5 days a week. Inter state transfers normally don’t happen unless you apply for ICT (Inter Cadre Transfer) so you may relax about it. Other things depend on the departmental requirements so can’t predict everything here.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • Mostly in these three states. Postings would be where the offices of CBN are. Some in big cities and some in smaller places.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • Don’t think so. But if someone wants to work in CBI, he/she can opt for it in SSC CGL.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • You’ll have to fulfill all the required criteria, don’t know about any other way.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

  5. Sir sub inspector in narcotics ka joining letter by mail aata h ya by post.. Or medical department leta h ya koi government hospital?

    • It should come by post as Government prefers that method but you should ask the nearest CBN office for more details. Medical check ups generally happen at government hospitals under the supervision of the concerned department and the results are directly sent to the department in most of the cases. Everything would be without much hassle so don’t worry about anything if you are selected for this post or any other post.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

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