SSC Stenographer Job Profile

In this article, we will discuss about SSC Stenographer Job Profile, Salary and Career Path.

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SSC Stenographer Job Profile, Salary and Career Path

SSC Stenographer is one of the most sought after the Central Government jobs in India. Candidates who have passed Class 12 exam from any recognized board are eligible to appear for the exam. The SSC Stenographer job provides decent SSC Stenographer Salary with great opportunities for growth and promotion.

Now that the SSC Stenographer notification is released and candidates who are thinking about writing this exam must have a look at this article where we have talked about SSC Stenographer Salary and job description like what are the roles, responsibilities, benefits and career growth of an SSC Stenographer.

Let us discuss SSC Stenographer Job Profile, Salary and Career Path in a sequential manner

SSC Stenographer Job Profile: 

As a Stenographer, your work profile will depend upon where you are posted.

Stenographer Grade C are posted in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, located mostly in Delhi.

Stenographer Grade D are grouped as under:

  • Group ‘X’ –  For Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi.
  • Group ‘Y’ – For Departments of Central Government including all over the country.
Grade C Work Details
Job Responsibilities A. Speech Writing
B. Press Conference Briefings
C. Assisting the Minister or Officer
D. Helping in Public Relations
Area/Offices/Cadre A. Armed Forces Headquarters’ Stenographers Service Grade ‘C’
B. Indian Foreign Service (B)
C. Election Commission of India
D. Central Vigilance Commission
E. President’s Secretariat
F. Posts of Stenographers in Government Departments/Organizations and Attached Offices of the Govt. of India other than the above.

Grade D – Group X

Group X Details
Job Responsibilities A. Speech Writing
B. Press Conference Briefings
C. Assisting the Minister or Officer
D. Helping in Public Relations
Area/Offices/Cadre A. Armed Forces Headquarters’ Stenographers Service Grade D.
B. Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Grade D.
C. Central Vigilance Commission
D. Election Commission of India Stenographers Grade D.
E. Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade III.
F. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
G. Railway Board Secretariat Stenographer Service, Grade D.
H. Directorate of Forensic Science.
I. Any other Department/Office not mentioned above.

Grade D – Group Y

Group Y Details
Job Responsibilities A. Speech Writing
B. Press Conference Briefings
C. Assisting the Minister or Officer
D. Helping in Public Relations
Area/Offices/Cadre Subordinate Offices of Govt. of India located all over India
Offices of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Accountant General (Audit), Accounts General (Accounts & Est.)
Controller General of Defence Accounts & Any other offices/Organization not mentioned above.

Detailed responsibilities are given below:

Responsibility Details
Speech Typing It is the most common job profile of a stenographer. A stenographer is attached to a senior officer and any speech provided by the officer has to be noted down by the stenographer. In this way, the stenographer plays an important role in making the life of an officer easy. The content of speech differs from one department to another thus it provides a good platform for learning and gaining knowledge in myriad fields.
Briefings of Press Conferences Stenographers are required to attend the press conferences with the minister or a senior officer so that he/she can easily note down the speech in the event and aid the government make a press release regarding the same. In this way, there are high chances of getting exposure to experts and eminent professionals in various fields.
Assisting the Minister or Officer A stenographer attached to a particular officer or a minister needs to assist the minister in case of preparing a speech as most of the time, stenographers generally know the subject topics more than anybody because of continuous approach towards the proceedings. This helps in adding to the knowledge base of a stenographer and the horizons of thinking develop.
Helps to Public Relation Officer The Public Relations Officer in the government department is given a stenographer because these officers need the information to be provided to the public on a regular basis regarding the stand of the department on a certain issue.

Furthermore, apart from the salary, SSC Stenographers receive various allowances that government employees enjoy. These allowances are:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance

SSC Stenographer Work Timings:

As a Stenographer, you will have a proper work schedule. Daily you will be going in the morning and coming back to your home in the evening, no extra work hours and working in shifts.

SSC Stenographer salary and allowances

The salary of Stenographer varies as per the grade you are in

SSC Stenographer Grade C salary and allowances

(i)
Pay Scale
9300-34800
(ii)
Grade Pay
4200/- (Pay Band 2)
(iii)
Initial Pay
5200
(iv)
Total Pay (i) + (ii )
14500

SSC Stenographer Grade D salary and allowances

(i)
Pay Scale
5200-20200
(ii)
Grade Pay
2400/- (Pay Band 1)
(iii)
Initial Pay
5200
(iv)
Total Pay (i) + (ii )
7600

As a Stenographer you will also be entitled to the following major allowances like :

  1. DA on Total Pay above
  2. Transport Allowance
  3. House Rent Allowance

Salary of Stenographer Grade C & D in different Ministries 

Name of Organization Name of Post Grade Pay
Election Commission of India Stenographer Grade C 4600
M/o External Affairs Stenographer Grade C 4600
M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO) AFHQ Stenographer Grade C 4600
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Stenographer Grade C 4600
M/o Development of North Eastern Region Stenographer Grade C 4600
Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), D/o Revenue Stenographer Grade C 4200
LBSNAA(DoP&T)                Stenographer Grade C         4200
M/o Communications (D/o Telecommunications) Admn. Stenographer Grade C 4200
M/o Health and Family Welfare (DGHS) Stenographer Grade C 4200
Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) Stenographer Grade C 4200
M/o Labour & Employment Stenographer Grade C 4200
M/o Water Resources Stenographer Grade C 4200
D/o Electronics and Information Technology Stenographer Grade D 2400
National Investigation Agency Stenographer Grade D 2400
National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) Stenographer Grade D 2400
Election Commission of India Stenographer Grade D 2400
Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) Stenographer Grade D 2400
Controller General of Account Stenographer Grade D 2400
Rajbhasha Vibhag(MHA) Deptt. of official language Stenographer Grade D 2400
National Informatics Centre Stenographer Grade D 2400
Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), D/o Revenue Stenographer Grade D 2400
Dte. Border Road Organization Stenographer Grade D 2400
Intelligence Bureau Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO) AFHQ Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Water Resources Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Communication (D/o Post) – PA Admn Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Communication (D/o Post) – SPN Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Environment & Forests & Climate Change Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Civil Aviation Stenographer Grade D 2400
Indian Coast Guard Stenographer Grade D 2400
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Labour & Employment Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Communications (D/o Telecommunications) Admn. Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Statistics & Prog Implementation Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Health and Family Welfare (DGHS) Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Textiles Stenographer Grade D 2400
D/o Personnel & Training, DoP&T (CSSS) Stenographer Grade D 2400
Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (M/o Agriculture) Stenographer Grade D 2400
D/o Industrial policy and Promotion Stenographer Grade D 2400
Central Information Commission Stenographer Grade D 2400
Directorate of Enforcement Stenographer Grade D 2400
Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) Stenographer Grade D 2400
M/o Development of North Eastern Region Stenographer Grade D 2400
Bureau of Police Research & Development Stenographer Grade D 2400

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SSC Stenographer career path:

  • As a Stenographer, you will be getting immense opportunities for promotion and career growth.
  • The promotion will be time bound and if you clear the departmental examinations on time, there are even chances of quick promotion to higher cadres.
  • If you pass all the departmental exams timely, you can go reasonably higher in the grade as well.

According to current pay scales, You would get a salary of around 23,000/- pm initially( can be varied a little as per place of posting).

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39 COMMENTS

  1. sir i want to work in Indian Foreign Service as a steno, then which type of exam i would have to clear, UPSC or SSC. please guide sir

  2. if we pass the written exam with grade c cut off then i want to know whether we can write both c and d or only the preference post we applied while filling application

  3. Even I don’t know sister..completely new to me..& what is period of gap..I mean when will be the typing test?

  4. Sir, can u tell me which is the best institute for learning stenography and short hand???
    I appeared in the steno 2016, the result of which came on 1.12.16. I have qualified the exam so m tensed what to do. I don’t know anything about stenography.?

  5. Sir, I have chosen post preference (1)C (2)D
    If i doesn’t clear the Steno C’s cut off, will i be out from skill test or i will get opportunity to give skill test for post D..??

  6. First they will dictate one passage. V ve to note down that. (If v noted down that passage in general English then v r not eligible for the exam.)
    Then in which code language v ve to note down that passage.

    In skill test while typing the steno machine is not like computer keypad. Few letters r missing in that then how can v type.
    Plz help me. In solving this …
    I’m getting confusion a lot in this.. Full disturb. I’m plz

  7. 1) For how much marks will be this skill test.

    It will be only qualifying. Check details here
    https://www.mockbank.com/bulletin/ssc-stenographer-skill-test/

    2) i’m from karnataka. were will be mine.

    May be Bangalore or any other regional office

    3) within how many days the skill test will be conducted and from were i can dowload my hallticket for skill test.

    Approx 1 month.
    The same website where you downloaded your admit card. (We will also update you that time)

    4) after skill test how many days approx it ll take to declare the result.

    Approx 1-2 months

    5) any medical test (health checkup) will be also avaliable.

    Yes. Normal medical test

    6) what all the doc. i have to carry for going skill test. and after skill test wht all the doc. i need to collect for the submission for the job.

    Carry documents like your admit card, mark sheets and certificates from 10th to graduation, Id proof certificate like voter card or PAN card, Category certificate (if any), Work experience Certificate (if any)

  8. 1) For how much marks will be this skill test.
    2) i’m from karnataka. were will be mine.
    3) within how many days the skill test will be conducted and from were i can dowload my hallticket for skill test.
    4) after skill test how many days approx it ll take to declare the result.
    5) any medical test (health checkup) will be also avaliable.
    6) what all the doc. i have to carry for going skill test. and after skill test wht all the doc. i need to collect for the submission for the job.

    thq for answering my question plz. answer im waiting (MR.Amit Chaudhary sir)

  9. Sir isn’t the skill test based on short hand/stenography? It was mentioned in the exam notification. Are you sure that they will give word, excel and power point?

  10. Can v change d order of preference given for stenographer post from D to C during skill test ..??

  11. @amit sir.. plz give details bout skill test(speed reqd/format)..whn will skill test b scheduled??

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