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Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission
कर्मचारी चयन आयोग
PredecessorSubordinate Services Commission
Formation4 November 1975; 48 years ago (1975-11-04)
Purposeto recruit personnel for Group C (Non-technical) and Group B (Non-Gazetted) posts.
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Region served
ServicesGroup B and C Services in India
S. Kishor, IAS
Parent organization
Department of Personnel and Training
426.72 crore (US$53 million) (2021-22)[1]

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organisation under the Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the government of India and in subordinate offices and agencies.

This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of chairman, two members and a secretary-cum-controller of examinations. His post is equivalent to the level of additional secretary to the government of India.[2]

The SSC decided to conduct the Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff examination in 13 Indian languages, which are Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Konkani, Meitei (Manipuri), Marathi, Odia and Punjabi, in addition to Hindi and English, out of the 22 official languages of the Indian Republic, for the first time in January 2023.[3][4]


The estimates committee in the parliament recommended the setting up of a Service Selection Commission in its 47th report (1967–68) for conducting examinations to recruit lower categories of posts. Later, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, on 4 November 1975 government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission. On 26 September 1977, the Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission were redefined by the government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and on 21 May 1999. Then the new constitution and functions of the Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1 June 1999. Every year conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting non-gazetted officers to various government jobs.[2]


The commission is headed by a Chairman[5] and two members after him. Besides, there are one Secretary, one Director, one Deputy Secretary, two Joint Directors, nine Under Secretaries, four Deputy Directors, one Finance & Budget Officer, one Assistant Director (OL), 24 Section Officers and more than 183 supporting officers/staff are at the Headquarters for discharging the duties and responsibilities of the Commission [6]


Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters located at CGO Complex in New Delhi. At present, it has seven Regional offices at Prayagraj, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi. It also has two Sub-regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh.[7]

Each regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.[6]

Regional Offices

Region Headquarter Jurisdiction Website
Central Region Prayagraj Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
Eastern Region Kolkata Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT), Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, West Bengal
KKR Region Bengaluru Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep (UT)
MPR Region Raipur Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Northern Region New Delhi Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
North East Region Guwahati Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura
North West Region Chandigarh Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (UT), Ladakh (UT), Punjab
Southern Region Chennai Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (UT)
Western Region Mumbai Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (UT)


The Function of the commission are as follows:[8]

  1. To make Recruitment to (i) all Group “B” Posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10,500 or below and (ii) all non-technical Group “C” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission.
  2. To conduct examinations and/or interviews, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview. The examinations would be held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home State/Region.
  3. To hold Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment to the posts of:
    1. Lower Division Clerks in the various Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India
    2. Grade “C” and Grade ‘D” Stenographers
    3. Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India
    4. Inspectors of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central Excise, Inspectors of Income-Tax in different charges of the Commissioners of Income-Tax, Preventive Officers and Examiners in different Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers in Directorate of Enforcement;
    5. Sub-Inspectors in , Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations;
    6. Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants under the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments and Upper Division Clerks in Attached and Subordinate Offices of the Government of India.
    7. Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD
    8. Statistical Investigators, Grade IV of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSC)
    9. Tax Assistant ( a Group C non – Gazetted)
    10. Section Officers in various Departments
  4. The Commission also holds Departmental Examination for promotion from:
    1. Group “D” to Lower Division Clerk Grade
    2. Lower Divisional Clerks to Upper Divisional Clerks
    3. Stenographers Grade “D” to Stenographers Grade “C
  5. The Commission prepares schemes for recruitment to all Group “B” posts which are in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with a grade pay of Rs 42000 or below and Group “C” non-technical posts
  6. The Commission conducts examinations/selections for recruitment to all Group “B” posts which are in the pay scales the maximum of which is Rs.10, 500 or below and all Group “C” non-technical posts
  7. The Commission performs such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Govt. from time to time.

Exams conducted by Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission currently functions as a subordinate office of DOPT and is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams for recruitment to various posts in the Staff Selection Commission departments, organizations. In the previous years, Staff Selection Commission has conducted various exams as given below

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL)
  • SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL)
  • SSC Stenographer C & D (SSC Stenographer)
  • SSC Multitasking Staff (SSC MTS)
  • SSC Junior Engineer (SSC JE)
  • SSC Junior Hindi Translator (SSC JHT)
  • SSC General Duty Constable (SSC GD)
  • SSC Central Police Organization & SI (SSC CPO)
  • SSC Selection Post

See also


  1. ^ a b Annual Report 2021-22 (PDF). Staff Selection Commission. p. 23. Retrieved 22 October 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Background of Commission" (PDF). Staff Selection Commission. Retrieved 1 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh lauds SSC for deciding to conduct the Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff examination 2022 in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English for the first time". Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  4. ^ "হিন্দি অমসুং ইংলিসকী মথক্তা অহানবা ওইনা লম-লমগী লোন ১৩দা মল্তি-তাস্কিং(নন-তেক্নিকেল) স্তাফ এজামিনেসন ২০২২ পাংথোক্নবা ৱারেপ লৌখিবগীদমক য়ুনিয়ন মিনিস্তর দোক্তর জিতেন্দ্র সিংহনা এস.এস.সি থাগৎখ্রে". (in Manipuri). Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  5. ^ "List of Chairmen of The Staff Selection Commission" (PDF). Staff Selection Commission. Retrieved 1 March 2024.
  6. ^ a b "Setup of The Commission | Staff Selection Commission". Staff Selection Commission. Retrieved 1 March 2024.
  7. ^ "Regional Network | Staff Selection Commission". Retrieved 1 March 2024.
  8. ^ "Function of Commission | Staff Selection Commission". Retrieved 1 March 2024.
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