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SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector Job Profile, Salary, Growth Opportunities

Last Updated - April 08, 2017

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits candidates through SSC CGL for government jobs at Non-Gazetted (subordinate) level. Income Tax Inspector is one of the most popular and prestigious job offered through SSC CGL. People take up this job as it is a matter of great social status. Timely promotions, professional satisfaction and good allowances make it a good position to hold.

The income tax department is a central agency responsible for collection and monitoring of tax. A tax is a compulsory contribution imposed on workers’ income and government and business profits. The responsibility of Income Tax department is to administer direct taxation acts passed by the Indian Parliament.

The job profile, career path, growth opportunities and pay scale of an Income Tax Inspector is mentioned here. This can help aspirants solve all their queries about this job. Check SSC CGL Cutoff Post Wise Cutoff

CGL Income Tax Inspector Job Profile

This job includes both desk work and field activity. The daily job responsibilities depend upon the department you are posted to. The two departments for an Income Tax Inspector are:

Assessment section 

A job in this section includes work related to desk job details that come with the title of Income Tax Inspector.

  • You will be responsible for assessing income tax that people, company or partnership firms are liable to pay.
  • You will also have to handle refund claims and TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) queries.

Non-Assessment section 

A job in this section will subject you to field work.

  • Inspectors employed in this section can be a part of the rapid response team that conducts raids.
  • The ITIs who are given non-assessment duties usually have to perform only clerical duties.
  • Their job is limited to filing official paperwork and occasionally accompanying raid teams.

Working Hours for Income Tax Inspector 

As an Income Tax Inspector, you will have a proper work schedule. The working hours are 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM every day. There is no extra working hours and working in shifts. However, in some special cases like when on raid or search, you may have to work for longer and uncertain durations.

CGL Income Tax Inspector Transfer options

Transfer: There are two types of transfer available in the dept.

  • Annual General Transfer
  • Inter Charge Transfer

Transfer is possible but it’s not too certain or an easy thing to happen. There are multiple factors taken into consideration which must be in your favor

  • There must be vacancies in the zone you want to get transferred to.
  • Either you must have valid grounds for applying for ICT cited in CBDT circular or else 3 years of service.
  • Administration of both the zones must be cooperative and liberal.

CGL Income Tax Inspector Growth Opportunities

The main challenge for the post of ITI is to get through the SSC CGL Recruitment Process. After recruitment in the Income tax department, you can expect a steady career growth. The promotion of ITI to Joint Commissioner of IT or Additional Commissioner of income tax takes years of good service. The career progression is given as follows:

1.Income Tax Officer (ITO)
2.Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (ACIT)
3.Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (DCIT)
4.Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT)
5.Additional Commissioner of Income Tax (ADCIT)
6.Commissioner of Income Tax

CGL Income Tax Inspector Salary

Income tax inspectors enjoy good salaries along with allowances offered by the government. Salary has been revised effective from January 1, 2016 in 7th pay commission. According to which the starting basic salary of Income tax Inspector would be INR 44,900 in 7th pay commission. The salary break down of ITI is as follows:

  • Pay band: INR 9,300 to INR 34,800
  • Grade pay: INR 4,600
  • Initial pay: INR 9,300
  • Total pay (Grade pay + Initial pay): INR 13,900

A job in the income tax department also ensures steady but good rise in salary. The salaries of other posts on promotion are also given below:

S.NoPostGrade PayPay BandTotal Salary
1.Income Tax Officer4800-54009300-34800More than INR 35,000
2.Assistant Commissioner540015,600-39,100More than INR 40,000
3.Deputy Commissioner660015,600-39,100More than INR 50,000
4.Commissioner10,00037,400-67,000More than INR 60,000

In addition to great timely salaries, income tax officials are also given some allowances. These are:

  • DA on Total Pay above (around 107%)
  • Transport allowance
  • House rent allowance (if quarters for housing are not provided)
  • Petrol allowance
  • Mobile bill allowance (BSNL sim card with free calling on all BSNL/MTNL landlines and mobile phones all over India, 1GB free 3G data pack)



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