Thursday, March 16, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About Assistant Audit Officer

Every year the Staff Selection Commission of India conducts an examination to recruit fresh graduates into various government departments/ministries. The candidates prefer to take cgl test series for the better preparation of the examination. There total four sections in the examination. There are many portals which provide online test series for SSC cgl tier 1 and for the other sections as well.

Gazetted Post:

The Gazetted Officer Post is a Government official whose name should appear in the Gazette of India published by the Central Government.  The term Gazetted is the status symbol and the Gazetted officers have the special privileges and powers. The Gazetted officer has authority to issue an official stamp and the attest documents.

The Indian Audit and Accounts department:

An Assistant Audit Officer who got selected after SSC CGL will be posted under the Indian Audit and Accounts department. The Indian Audit and Accounts department is responsible for the auditing accounts of the Union and the State Governments and the Public Sector organizations and also for maintaining the accounts of the state government.

Job Profile:

The basic duty of an AAO is to audit accounts of the Central government, the State Governments, the Public Sector organizations and the other Corporations/ministries. Audit means that an official inspection of an organization's accounts. An AAO has the need to assist the audit officer and the Senior Audit officer in carrying out various departmental audits. The audit involves the various financial and the economic aspects, and also performance and adherence of various organizations and the departments. Being an officer, you should take many section level decisions and report it to the higher authorities. Also, an AAO should do some audit inspection related the work.

Promotional chances:

The career path for an Assistant Audit Officer:

Assistant Audit officer (AAO)
Audit Officer (AO)
Senior Audit officer (Sr. AO)
Deputy Accountant General (DAG)
Senior Deputy Accountant General (Sr. DAG)

An AAO takes around 8-10 years to get the promotion as an AO with Grade pay of 5400 and Pay Scale of 9300 - 34800. It is a Group B Gazetted post.

From an AO, it takes almost 2-4 years to get promoted to the Senior Audit officer with the Grade pay of 5400 and Pay Scale of 15600 - 39100. It is also a Group B Gazetted post.  

From the Senior Audit officer, the next promotion is to Group A Gazetted post DAG with the Grade pay of 6600 and pay scale of 15600 - 39100.

From the DAG, the next promotion is to Deputy Accountant General with Grade pay of 7600 and pay scale of 15600 - 39100.


Pay scale from 9300 - 34800
Grade Pay is 4800
Initial Pay is 13350
The Total Basic Salary is 18150
DA on the Total Basic(119%) is 21599
HRA (30%) is 5445
TA is 1600
DA on TA is 1904

An approximate Gross Salary of the Assistant Audit Officer is:

18150 + 21599 + 5445 + 1600 + 1904 = 48698 rupees.

To achieve this post student need to crack the SSC CGL exam, many students follows the online test series for SSC cgl tier 1 and the other tiers as well. The number of candidates for the examination is increasing every year as these jobs provide job guarantee. Most of the students suggest that following cgl test series have been beneficial in cracking the examination.

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