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What are Group A, B, C, and D Government Job Types

Types of Government Employees: What are Group A, B, C, and D Government Jobs?

As you are already aware, Government Jobs are the most sought after career option in India for most young job seekers. Government Jobs bring you several benefits which can make you lead your life happier and prosperous. Without any doubt, government jobs are the best career choice as per the majority of job seekers. All try to get the Best Government Jobs in India for certain and assured career progression, good salary, job stability, job satisfaction, etc.


Types of Government Job Employees
Types of Government Job Employees

Today, the Indian youth is attracted towards government jobs not only because of the authority they hold but also the challenges and targets they bring with them. In order to get into a government job, an individual needs to go through various competitive exams in which lakhs of people participate and fight for limited seats.

If you too are looking for a career as a government employee, the first thing that you need to do is understand your prospects.


Various Types of Government Jobs and Employees


Many a time you heard the news that for the vacant posts of Peons, Lakhs of Post Graduates and Ph.D. holders have applied OR Engineers are trying to get Clerical jobs in SBI and SSC MTS Recruitment. One it shows a shortage of government jobs, and second most important, a lack of understanding of the type of Indian Government jobs.

Here we have tried to explain to you a breakdown of what the various groups in the government jobs mean and their pay scales.

The Indian central government or the Indian State government segregates the public employees into various group rankings and further, these groups are divided into various levels.

  1. Group - D and C : 7th CPC Pay Levels 1 - 5
  2. Group - B : 7th CPC Pay Level  6-9 (Non-Gazetted)
  3. Group - A : 7th CPC Pay Level 10 - 12 (Gazetted)
  4. Group - A : 7th CPC Pay Levels 13  -14 (Senior Level)
  5. HAG : 7th CPC Pay Levels 15-18 


Group-D Employees


This is the bottom of the government job employees in India. Previously in the 6th pay commission pay scales, these groups of employees were in the pay band of ₹5200-20200 grade pay ₹1800.  Driver, Peon, Cleaner, Mali, Guard, Barber, Cook, etc. are some of the Group-D or Class 4 government jobs in India.

Group-C Employee


This is the largest government employee or staff at the ground level. There are mostly supportive and non-supervisory jobs.  These employees in the government sector can be promoted to higher levels. , Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits for group-C government jobs.

Individuals working at these positions do not hold any critical administrative positions. These candidates normally selected via the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) recruitment examinations for central government vacancies.

In the 6th pay commission, the government employees of these groups in the pay band of ₹5200 to ₹20200 with grade pay ₹1800 to ₹2800. The 7th pay Commission merged Group-C and Group-D so that they can come in the same pay band and put them in the pay level 1-5.   Now Basic Pay of Group-C employees starts from ₹18000 to ₹29200.

Most of the government staff false in this category. Clerks, Multi Tasking Staff, Stenographers, Assistants, Typist, Telephone Operators, Primary Teachers, Havildar, Constables, Assistant Sub-Inspector,  Technician, Mechanic, Attendants, Lineman, Drivers, Electricians, Supervisors, Cashiers, Store Keeper, Chemist, Sanitary Inspector, etc. are some of the prominent government jobs in the group.

Group-B Employees


This is the biggest executive government job type. Most of the supervisory work is done by the employees of this group. Generally, government employees of Group-B are Non-Gazetted but some of the jobs are gazetted also.

The basic difference between the gazetted and non-gazetted employees of the government is that the former can authorise the issuance of official government stamps whereas, the latter cannot. The Gazetted officers have a more administrative role.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) takes recruitment examinations to recruit vacancies for these groups. However, for some posts, UPSC and state PSC also recruit.

Some of the Group-B vacancies are of Gazetted nature. The authority of a Group-B gazetted officer is similar to that of a Group-A officer. In order to start one’s career as a Group-B gazetted officer, one has to clear an exam of UPSC but most of these seats are filled through promotions.

The officers in this group are appointed by the Department Heads of any government organisation. For instance: JCO (Junior Commissioned Officer) across The India Armed Forces and SCS (State Civil Services) to name a couple of positions under Group-B.

In the 6th pay commission, most of the government employees of Group-B were in the pay band of ₹9300-34800 with grade pay from ₹4200 to ₹5400/-. The 7th pay Commission has put them pay levels 6 - 9. The Basic pay of Group-B government employees has been between ₹34500 to ₹53100.

This group is the backbone of government services. Preparation and Execution of most of the government action lie on the shoulder of this group of government employees only.  Sub-Inspectors, Inspector, Junior Engineers, TGT and PGT  School Teachers, Programmers, Technicians, Staff Nurse,   Translator, Jr. Officers, Technical Assistants, Physiotherapist, Accountants, Accounts Officer, Instructors, Section Officers, Counsellors,  etc. are some of the prominent government jobs in Group-B.


Group-A Employees (Officer)


Group-A is the Officer grade in government jobs. Group - A is ranked highest in terms of appointment and authority.  Job seekers who are appointed into this group are officials and are employed at various managerial positions across governments which are one of the highest available jobs.

Commissioned officers for the IAF/Navy/Army (Indian Armed Forces), AIS Officers (All India Services), Engineers, Bureaucrats, Scientists in the organisations like DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, BARC, and Central India Civil Services (IAS, IRS, IPS, IFS, IRS, IRTS)

In the 6th pay commission, most of the government employees of Group-A were in the pay band of  ₹15600-39100 grade pay ₹5400 to ₹7600 also in the pay band of ₹37400-67000 grade pay ₹8700 to ₹10000. Now 7th pay commission has put all the Group-A officers in the pay levels 10-14.

All government officers in Group-A recruited by Public Service Commissions in India start their career in the pay level of 10 and then get promoted to the various levels up to HAG levels if promoted.  For Scientists and Faculty vacancy posts, recruitment also takes place for the pay level from 10-13.

Conclusion


There are various types of government jobs in India at various pay levels. Before applying for a government job, a candidate needs to know all the details about Group A, B, C & D categories of government jobs.

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  1. i want to be a n income tax officer which grade it have?

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    1. Income Tax Officer is in Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is a Grade A Service. UPSC conduct Civil Service Exam every year for this.

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    2. Income Tax officers are also in Group B, entries through SSC CGL.

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    3. SSC CGL take entry of Income Tax Inspectors. Income Tax Officers are recruitment though Indian administrative Service Exam and their service is call Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

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  2. i want to become vehicle inspector which grade is it?

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  3. I am Electronics engineering in which group I come ?what are the exams which I can apply?

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    1. You are in no group, once you get a government job, then you will be in some group. However, most Engineer jobs either start in Group-B or in Group-A

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  4. Mam I'm a computer science engineer. But I want to become a GoverGovernment employee. I'm very good at English , communication skills , reasoning, computer knowledge. Which group is well suited for me man. Please reply man I just want to settled in good position.

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    1. There are many Government Jobs for Computer Science Engineers. There are many technical job vacancies for IT professionals in Government and in PSU Banks. However, if you want you can apply for Generalist vacancies. In our opinion, you should try for Specialist IT Vacancies which are normally, Officer cadre posts.

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  5. Medam in postal department post master general and chief post master general this kind of jobs are belongs to which category and how can we get that type of job for that jobs which type of graduation needed please tell me medam

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    1. These are Group-A posts. You can these posts once you clear Indian Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC every year. There is a service of Indian Postal Service in Civil Services Exam. The posts you have mentioned are senior level posts which one get after many promotions.

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  6. What is the category of a govt. MBBS doctor?

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    1. MBBS Doctors are all Group-A Officer Government Job.

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  7. Iam govt primary school teacher of Andhra Pradesh.i belongs to which group of post A,B,C,D?

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  8. mam iam bsc microbiology student and i want to become government employee so which group is suitable for me?

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    1. If you enter Government as a Scientist then you will be in Group-A as starting of the Scientist start at Scientist-B which is Group-A post. Otherwise it depends which government job you choose.

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  9. Thanks a lots after reading this article My all doubt were clear about type of job ,but I want to know a junior statistician come under which of these

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  10. Mam i want a list of Group A jobs including qualifications of pdf can u please available.

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    1. Too many Group-A jobs, not possible to make a complete list.

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  11. Madam i want to be a ticket collector in railway. Which exam I have to write?

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  12. Madam I want to be a railway ticket collector which group I have to choose madam.

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  13. Mam, I have completed BCA in 2020 and seeking for government jobs, can you please help me which jobs are preferrable for me

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  14. How to get a counseller government job?

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  15. can i prepare upsc and ssc together ?

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  16. can a IItians can crack upsc ?
    please write
    a blog

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  17. Mam sub engineer in PWD is grade A or B

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  18. What about CDPO (CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER) Is it comes under GROUP A category?

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  19. Which category does assistant Professors of Delhi university fall under?

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  20. Chartered Accountant belongs to what grade??

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  21. shaik.Gowsia Banu9/4/21 8:04 AM

    hello mam..i completed my Msc. Biotechnology in 2012 am i eligible to crack upsc and in which catagery i come under?

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  22. mam In which group Assistant Engineer electrical comes

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  23. Mam, can you tell me some group B and c govt. Officer Jobs Which syllabus are nearly same . please
    And job has low workload. (Because after getting it I can also prepare for higher rank like group A officer ) please reply as soon as possible.

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  24. for cbi officer which group i have to take

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