Statistical Investigator is one more fine group B post offered through SSC CGL exam. If you are selected for this post you would become Junior Statistical Officers (JSO) of Group ‘B’ in Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS) Cadre. This cadre comes under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. This is a non gazetted and non ministerial post.
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Salary of Statistical Investigator
Salary has been revised effective from 1/1/2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Statistical Investigator would be 35,400 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 Statistical Investigator in 7th pay commission.
Work profile of Statistical Investigator
You would get either field posting or desk posting in this post just like many other executive posts. Most of the candidates selected for this post are posted into National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and some are posted into various ministries and departments/organisations of Government of India.
What is the work of Statistical Investigator in National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) ?
There are mainly two kinds of work in the NSSO. The first is collecting the data and the second is processing the data. If you are posted into data collection then your job would be to collect data from the field. This includes some travelling also. You would required to conduct surveys and other methods to gather the data. There would be some work load in this post but that is manageable. You can also complete your job faster in the field posting and relax after that, nobody should bother you once you are done with your task. In this posting your work would be handled and monitored by FOD (Field Operations Division) of the NSSO.
If you are posted into data processing section then your work would involve preparing extensive statistical reports for various government ministries/departments/organisations using the data gathered by the field staff or FOD. This is the desk posting where generally you would not required to travel. The Government of India derives many policy related decisions from such data and reports so that explains the importance of your work.
What is the work of Statistical Investigator in ministries or other offices/departments ?
Your work in offices other than NSSO would be of clerical nature. You would prepare various statistical reports, drafting and also assist in preparing requirements of various kind of surveys. Work load would be average to above average.
Also note that this post is not identified suitable for PH candidates according to official notification.
Promotion of Statistical Investigator
You would become Senior Statistical Officer (SSO) after getting your first promotion. The first promotion usually happens in around 5-6 years in this post. The second promotion would be of Assistant Director which generally takes a very long time. Further promotions in this post would be of Deputy Director, Joint Director, Director, Deputy Director General, Additional Director General, Director General. 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.
Statistical Investigator post in the preference list of female candidates
It’s a fine post for girls also. You can keep it after Assistant posts (If interested in working in Delhi), AAO, Income tax Inspector, Central Excise Inspector, AEO, Divisional Accountant but before Auditor post.
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.
Statistical Investigator 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 can also keep SI in CBI before Statistical Investigator post if you like an adventurous job with some power and status.
Conclusion of Statistical Investigator post profile
This is general information we have gathered about Statistical Investigator 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.
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