Job Profile of AAO - Assistant Audit Officer- SSC CGL 2016

Assistant Audit Officer: (Job Profile, Promotion, Salary & Allowances, Qualification, mode of selection )

This is the first time in SSC CGL that a Gazetted post of Assistant Audit Officer (GP:4800) has been added in SSC CGL Notification 2016 which has also become the most sought post in CGL Exam. (Beacause of being Gazetted post & higher Grade Pay).

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Job Profile of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in Indian Audit & Account Department:

Assistant Audit Officer comes under The India Audit & Accounts Department (IAAD). Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IAAD) assist CAG in fulfilment of his constitutional duties. This department is responsible for auditing the accounts of Central/State Government and Public Sector companies. The job profile of assistant audit officer is to assist the Audit Officer or Senior Audit Officer in conducting various departmental audits of government organisation. The audit involves financial, performance or compliance related aspects. It is a gazetted post and you will need to take section level decisions and report it to higher authorities. Some Audit Inspection related work is also done by AAO's.

Promotional Aspects: 

First promotion of Assistant Audit Officer is to Audit Officers (Gr. B Gazetted -GP-5400, Pay scale- 9300-34800). (It takes approx 6 years for Promotion)

Second promotion is Sr. Audit Officer (Gr. B Gazetted -GP-5400, Pay scale-15600-39100) after becoming Audit Officers (After approx 3 years)

Further promotion is Deputy Accountant General (Gr. A Gazetted -GP-6600, Pay scale-15600-39100)

Further promotion is Senior Deputy Accountant General (Gr. A Gazetted -GP-7600, Pay scale-15600-39100) and so on.

Salary & Allowances:

Pay Scale - 9300-34800

Grade Pay - 4800

Initial Pay - 13350

Total Basic Salary - 18150

DA on Total Basic (119 %) - 21599

HRA (30 %) - 5445

TA - 1600

DA on TA - 1904

Total Gross Salary (without deductions) - 48698 (approx. in 6cpc, 7cpc may cause drastic Improvement)

Educational Qualification for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO): 

The recent Notification of SSC CGL 2016 describes the following qualifacations for the recruitment for AAO.

a) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

b) Desirable Qualifications for the Post of Assistant Audit Officer:
Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Mode of Selection : 

SSC CGL Written Examination with Tier 1 , Tier 2 (Paper 1 + Paper 2 + Paper 4), and document verification.

Paper 4 is of General Studies (Finance and Economics) of 200 marks.

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