SSC CGL: Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Qualification and Stage of exam

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Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Job Profile Salary and Career Growth
Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Job Profile Salary and Career Growth

This article will cover Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (as a part of SSC CGL) Job Description, Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Work timing, Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Career Path, Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Salary, Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs required qualification and Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs stages of examination.

SSC CGL:  Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Qualification and Stage of exam

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1. SSC CGL Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Job Description/ Profile: 

Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs, as the name suggests is an assistant level post. Your work profile will depend upon the role you are designated. If you are posted as general assistant, you have to do Clerical or file related work like planning and examining documents and MoUs to be signed between the nations. In addition to that you will also be responsible for coordinating between various offices of consulates and the HQ at New Delhi and promoting friendly relations with the receiving states. If you are posted as a cypher, you have to do the Coding and decoding work by learning high languages related to national security.

This is the only post in SSC CGL where you get Foreign Postings.

2. SSC CGL Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Work Timing:

In Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs job, if you work as a general assistant,then you will be having normal office timings. But if you are working as a Cypher, you will have to work in shifts. Duty will be round the clock means day as well as night shift.

3. SSC CGL Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Career path:

As an Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs, you will have the following career path

  1. Section Officer (in about 4-5 yrs after clearing departmental exams)
  2. Under Secretary
  3. Deputy Director/ Secretary.
  4. Director Level.

4. SSC CGL Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Salary and allowances

(i)
Pay Scale
9300-34800
(ii)
Grade Pay
4600
(iii)
Initial Pay
9300
(iv)
Total Pay (i) + (ii )
13900

As an  Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs you will be entitled to the following major allowances:

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107 %)Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Job Profile Salary and Career Growth
  2. Transport Allowance
  3. House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters)
  4. Petrol allowance
  5. Limited bill for mobile

According to current pay scales, You would get a salary of around 40,000/- pm initially( can be varied a little as per place of posting)

But that’s’ not all. If you are having foreign postings (which mostly you will), in that case you will be paid in Foreign Currency as per the Status and Standard of Living of the Country you are posted in

5. SSC CGL Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Qualification :

Degree from recognized university or equivalent.

6. SSC CGL Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs Stages of Examination:

Two Tier Written Objective Exam, followed by Document Verification.

Friends, this is it for  Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs.

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