SSC Stenographer Salary | Salary Break-up, Allowances, Job Profile & Promotion

SSC stenographer salary 2020 details are available here. One of the most awaited examinations for a SSC job aspirant is the SSC Stenographer. Now that the SSC Stenographer 2020-21 notification for Stenographer Grade “C” (Group B- Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade “D” (Group C- Non-Gazetted) in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India is out, candidates must fill the application for the same and start preparing with full motivation. We will tell you about the SSC Stenographer Salary break-up, job profile and promotion details in this blog.

SSC Stenographer Salary: Job Profile

Before Discussing the SSC Stenographer Salary, let us first look into the job profile of a Stenographer. SSC Stenographers are recruited by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in various offices and departments under the Government of India. SSC Stenographer job is further divided into 2 grades which are:

  1. Stenographer Grade C: They are posted in Delhi only.
  2. Stenographer Grade D: There are two groups under it:-
    Group X Stenographers: For Ministries/Departments of Central Government located mostly in Delhi.
    Group Y Stenographers:  For Offices/Departments of Central Government including Attached/Subordinate Offices located in States and Union Territories of India.

Know the detailed Exam Pattern for SSC Stenographer

SSC Stenographer Job Description

Apart from the SSC stenographer salary details, know about the job profile.

  • Helping in Public Relations

The work of a Stenographer is to make notes on a daily basis. These notes are basically the stand of the government on various issues that need to be addressed in public. A Public Relations Officer of a government department is benefited the most by the stenographer.

  • Writing/transcribing speeches

Shorthand notes of public speeches are taken by the Stenographer made on a regular basis by the various ministries.He then transcribes those notes on a computer and makes it public as per the requirement.

  • Providing Assistance to the Ministry

A stenographer assists the minister in preparing the speech which has to be delivered by them.

  • Press Conference Briefing

It is the job of a Stenographer to attend meetings and press conferences along with a Minister or a Senior Officer so that he or she can record the statements of the persons in the conference and then make them available for the public. The record or statements of the press conference is made available for the public hearing through the newspapers, journals, etc.

Know complete SSC Stenographer Syllabus details

SSC Stenographer Grade pay 

SSC Stenographer Salary is different for the two grades for which the SSC conducts the recruitment, i.e. Grade C and Grade D.

SSC Stenographer Grade C Salary

Given below is the SSC Stenographer Grade C Salary:

Pay Scale 9300-34800
Pay Band 4200 0r 4600 (Pay Grade 2)
Initial Salary 5200
Basic Salary 14500

SSC Stenographer Grade D Salary

Given below is the SSC Stenographer Grade D Salary 2020:

Pay Scale 5200 – 20200
Pay Band 2400 (Pay grade 1)
Initial Salary 5200
Basic Salary 7600

SSC Steno Salary: Pay and Allowances

Apart from the SSC stenographer Basic Pay salary, perks and allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, etc. will also be provided to SSC Stenographer.

  1. Dearness Allowance(DA)
  2. House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  3. Medical Allowance
  4. Transport Allowance

SSC Stenographer Promotion For Group C and D

With an increase in the salary of Stenographer Grade C and Grade D, the promotion designations also attract the candidates. The candidates get departmental promotions on time. The factors which will lead to the promotion of a Stenographer in ministries or various other government departments are listed below.

  • Work experience.
  • Clearing the departmental exam.
  • The departmental exam is held on the basis of the candidate’s work experience say, 3 years.
  • The promotion of candidates also depends on the work efficiency of the candidate.

Stenographer Promotion Ladder (from bottom to top)

As the promotion goes up, your SSC stenographer salary also increases.

  1.  SSC Stenographer Grade D(GP 2400)
  2.  SSC Stenographer Grade C (GP 4200)
  3.  SSC Stenographer Grade C/PA (GP 4600)
  4. PS
  5. PPS

Postings Of SSC Stenographer

Apart from the SSC stenographer salary details, know about the various postings here. After being appointed as Stenographers, in either Grade C or Grade D, the candidates will be posted in various Central Government Ministries. The selected SSC Stenographers will be posted in the following offices:

SSC Stenographer Grade C
Headquarters of Armed Forces
President’s Secretariat
Election Commission of India (ECI)
Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
Central Vigilance Commission
Other Government Offices and Departments


SSC Stenographer Grade D – Group X
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Headquarters of Armed Forces
Railway Board Secretariat
Central Secretariat
Directorate of Forensic Science
Central Vigilance Commission
Other Government Offices and Departments


SSC Stenographer Grade D – Group Y
Subordinate Government Offices
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Comptroller and Auditor General of India

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SSC Stenographer FAQs

Q. What is the basic pay salary of SSC Stenographer?

A. Basic pay for SSC Stenographer Grade C is 14600 and for SSC Stenographer Grade D

is 7600.

Q. When is the SSC Stenographer 2020-21 notification released?

A. SSC Stenographer 2020-21 notification was released on 10 October 2020.

Q. When will the online application for SSC Stenographer 2020-21 start?

A. SSC Stenographer 2020-21 application process will start on 10 October 2020.

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