Kerala PSC LDC Salary 2022 - Salary Structure, Basic Pay, Allowances

Kerala PSC LDC Salary 2022 - Salary Structure, Basic Pay, Allowances

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Sep 9, 2021
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Kerala PSC LDC Salary 2021, Salary Structure, Basic Pay, Allowances

Candidates who are preparing for the Kerala PCS LDC exam must be interested in the salary structure, In-hand salary, and different allowances & perks. To rest your horses we have come up with the details of Kerala PSC LDC Salary. Check all the aspects like salary structure, job profile, growth prescriptive, and other details.

Kerala PSC LDC or Lower Division Clerk is perhaps one of the most sought-after Public Service Examinations in Kerala. The examination is conducted regularly by the Kerala Public Service Commission. This year the test will be held in November 2021. The minimum qualification for applying to the Kerala LDC examination is a pass in Class 10. According to the latest recruitment notification, the minimum age to apply for the Kerala PSC LDC Recruitment Exam was 18 years. The upper age limit for this exam varies based on the category.

LDCs generally work in the administrative section of different State government departments. Their nature of work is clerical, typing letters and orders and maintaining the workflow.

  • Attractive salary and allowances
  • Administrative power
  • Huge promotion chances
  • Challenging job profile
  • A chance to serve the society
  • An opportunity to make use of your talent

Kerala PSC LDC Salary 2021 Pay Scale, Basic Pay

The salary of LDC in Kerala is fixed as per the Kerala government rules, and it follows the 10th pay commission. The annual Kerala PSC LDC Salary Scale is between INR 2,28,000 and INR 5,23,200 as per the latest recruitment notification. There is no probation period for the role. The monthly salary of an LDC clerk is approximately INR 28,500. Since it's a government job, there are several benefits an employee can enjoy. Along with their pay, Kerala LDCs also get Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance.

Besides salary, Kerala PSC LDCs are eligible for several benefits, perks, and allowances. The allowances change according to where the candidate is posted and the government departmental rules.

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Kerala PSC LDC Salary 2021, Allowances & Perks

Here's a list of allowances that Kerala PSC LDCs are eligible for:

Dearness Allowance (DA)

An LDC is eligible for 15% DA in a metro city. Note that this allowance is revised on a quarterly basis. The DA is arrived at based on the Consumer Price Index, published by the Indian Government.

The amount of DA is directly proportional to the rate of inflation in the country. If inflation goes up, DA increases. When the inflation rate is low, DA decreases. As per Kerala PSC LDC Salary 2021, the DA is over 100% of the basic pay of the LDC.

House Rent Allowance (HR)

An LDC gets around INR 2,400 HRA and CCA. The allowances increase with an increase in the posting.

Another attraction for a Kerala LDC is the annual increment. Year on year, they receive a particular amount as an increment, which causes a good increase in the monthly payments.

Kerala PSC LDC Salary Scale


Lower Division Clerk



Pay Scale

INR 19000-43600

Current Basic Pay

INR 27,800


15% DA and INR 2400 HRA and CCA


Pension: INR 3197

GPF: INR 1700

Insurance: INR 600

Probation Period


Nett Salary

INR 28,500

Kerala PSC LDC Syllabus 2021

Kerala PSC LDC Career Growth

An LDC is the lowest in the clerical rank, and the appointment is done through the Kerala Public Service Commission. However, an LDC can grow up to the level of Deputy Collector, RDO, or ADM with promotions. The promotions are not based on any performance appraisals but calculated based on seniority.

A lower division clerk will get promoted to UDC (Upper Division Clerk) after completing a particular period in a specific office. They can grow to become Section officers and above, which are Gazetted Posts.

Kerala PSC LDC Job Profile

LDCs are the basic level of representatives of a Government department. The responsibilities of an LDC include everyday office works, upkeep of the information, records, and reports of the workplace.

Some of the major duties of an LDC are as follows:

  • Continuation of office workflow and clerical works
  • Mail registrations
  • Data entry work
  • Maintaining Files, indexing, and handling the registration process
  • Records and document maintenance
  • Receiving documents
  • Arranging files and getting pertinent documents for seniors in the office
  • Writing official letters, notices, and notifications
  • Preparing drafts and statements
  • Making staff salary slips
  • Gathering data and information as per seniors' instructions
  • Supervision
Related Important Links

Kerala PSC LDC Syllabus 2021

Kerala PSC LDC Exam Pattern 2021

Kerala PSC LDC Exam 2021

Kerala PSC LDC Notification 2021

Kerala PSC LDC Application Form 2021


Kerala PSC LDC 10th Level Exam Salary FAQs

  • No, there is not any probation for Kerala PSC LDCs as per the recruitment notification.

  • In Kerala, the government employees' payment structure changes every five years. As per the latest recruitment notification, it's based on the 10th Pay Commission.

  • A Kerala PSC LDC stands to receive a Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and Transport Allowance (TA).

  • The pay scale of Kerala PCS LDC posts is INR 19000-43600.

  • The basic pay of Kerala PSC LDC posts is INR 27,800.

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