SSC CGL Salary 2022: In Hand Salary, Pay Scale After 7th Pay Commission

By Parnab Mallick|Updated : July 28th, 2022

SSC CGL salary is one of the few parameters that attract lakhs of candidates every year to apply for the exam. SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination is one of the most sought-after government job exams. After clearing it, candidates get recruited for Group B and C posts in various ministries of the government and get lucrative salary packages. The complete breakdown of SSC CGL salary 2022 is provided below along with the basic pay, different pay levels, gross pay, etc.

This article will provide you with thorough information on the post-wise SSC CGL salary after the 7th pay commission, allowances and perks provided to the candidates. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll on to find out all the details about the salary of SSC CGL.

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SSC CGL Salary 2022

SSC CGL salary makes it the most desirable job in the country. The Staff Selection Commission gives lucrative salary packages and incentives along with various perks and benefits to the shortlisted candidates. However, the SSC CGL salary 2022 varies from post to post and job location. The major components of the CGL salary include the grade pay of the post, pay level, and the city in which the employee is posted. Below we have mentioned detailed information about SSC CGL salary in hand after the 7th Pay Commission for various posts.

SSC CGL Pay Band

There are basically four pay bands in the SSC CGL Salary 2022 for Group B and C posts as depicted below.

SSC CGL Salary

SSC CGL Salary 2022: Pay Level

Before delving deeper into the post-wise breakdown of SSC CGL salary let us first have a look at the SSC CGL pay levels. There are basically five pay levels in SSC CGL for Group B and Group C posts as tabulated below.

SSC CGL Pay Levels

SSC CGL Pay Scales (in Rs)

4

25,500 - 81,100

5

29,200 - 92,300

6

35400 - 1,12,400

7

44,900 - 1,42,400

8

47,600 - 1,51,100

SSC CGL Salary Per Month

Through SSC CGL exam eligible candidates are selected for various Gazetted and Non-Gazetted posts including, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Inspector, Tax Assistant, Auditor, Divisional Accountant, Superintendent, Assistant Enforcement Officer etc. In the below table, check the post-wise SSC CGL Salary as notified by Staff Selection Commission. 

SSC CGL Posts

SSC CGL Salary Per Month

Assistant Audit Officer- Under C & AG

Rs 71,328 (X cities)

Rs 65,414 (Y cities)

Rs 61,606 (Z cities)

Assistant Accounts Officer

Rs 71,328 (X cities)

Rs 65,414 (Y cities)

Rs 61,606 (Z cities)

Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat

Rs 67,521 (X cities)

Rs 63,929 (Y cities)

Rs 60,337 (Z cities)

Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau

Assistant Section Officer - Railway

Assistant Section Officer - Ext. Affairs

Assistant Section Officer - AFHQ

Assistant - Other Ministries

Inspector of Income Tax - CBDT

Inspector (Central Excise) - CBIC

Inspector (Preventive Officer) - CBIC

Inspector (Examiner) - CBIC

Assistant Enforcement Officer - Dept. Of Revenue

Sub-Inspector - CBI

Inspector of post - Dept. of Post

Inspector - Narcotics

Assistant - Other Ministries

Rs 54,126 (X cities)

Rs 49,188 (Y cities)

Rs 46,356 (Z cities)

Divisional Accountant - Under C & AG

Junior Statistical Officer - Statistics

Statistical Investigator Grade-II - Registrar General of India

Sub-Inspector - NIA

Auditor - Under CGDA

Rs 45,384 (X cities)

Rs 40,942 (Y cities)

Rs 38,606 (Z cities)

Auditor - Under C & AG

Auditor - Under CGA & Others

Accountant/Jr. Accountant - Under C & AG

Accountant/Jr. Accountant - Under CGA & Others

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC - Central govt. offices

Rs 40,167 (X cities)

Rs 36,021 (Y cities)

Rs 33,981 (Z cities)

Tax Assistant - CBDT

Tax Assistant - CBIC

Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics

Upper Division Clerks - Border road org.

 Now that candidates are aware of the SSC CGL Salary Per Month for the cities X, Y and Z, it is important for the candidates to know that certain deductions will also be made from it.

SSC CGL Pay Scale

Candidates are often confused about their positions and the pay band they will fall in. So, here we have mentioned the post-wise SSC CGL Pay level and grade pay to give you a better understanding of the grade pay, level bands, and perks attached to the SSC CGL posts.

SSC CGL Salary Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
S.NoSSC CGL PostsMinistryGrade Pay
1Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG
4800
2Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG
4800
SSC CGL Salary Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
3Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence Bureau4600
4Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service4600
5Assistant Section OfficerAFHQ4600
6Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of Railway4600
7Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs4600
8AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/Organizations4600
9AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/Organizations4600
10Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/Departments/Organizations4600
11Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue
4600
12Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation4600
13Inspector PostsDepartment of Post4600
14InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics4600
15Inspector of Income TaxCBDT4600
16Inspector (Central Excise)CBIC4600
17Inspector (Preventive Officer)4600
18Inspector (Examiner)4600
SSC CGL Pay Level 6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
19Statistical Investigator Grade-IIRegistrar General of India4200
20AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/Organizations4200
21Assistant/Superintendent
22Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AG4200
23Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)4200
24Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Program Implementation4200
SSC CGL Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300) 
25AuditorOffices under C&AG2800
26AuditorOther Ministry/Departments2800
27AuditorOffices under CGDA2800
28AccountantOffices under C&AG2800
29Accountant/
Junior Accountant
Other Ministry/Departments2800
SSC CGL Post Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
30Senior Secretariat Assistant/
Upper Division Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/
Ministries are other than CSCS cadres.
2400
31Tax AssistantCBDT2400
32Tax AssistantCBIC2400
33Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics2400
34Upper Division ClerksDate. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD)2400

 

SSC CGL Salary Structure

Through the SSC CGL exam, eligible candidates are shortlisted for various non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non-gazetted posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. Check out the post-wise SSC CGL salary here. 

Now, let us check out the SSC CGL salary for different pay scales and posts below.

SSC CGL Salary 2022: Pay Level 8

Candidates who qualify for the Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) exam with maximum marks will be shortlisted for the highest pay level 8 posts. Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer are the posts that come under SSC CGL Salary pay level 8.

SSC CGL Salary Structure

X Cities

Y cities

Z Cities

Basic pay

47600

47600

47600

HRA

11424

7616

3808

DA

8092

8092

8092

TA

3600

1800

1800

DA on TA

612

306

306

Gross Earnings

71328

65414

61606

NPS Deduction 10% (Basic + DA)

5630

5600

5600

CGHS

650

650

650

CGEIS

30

30

30

Total Deductions

6010

5980

5980

Net Earnings

65318

59434

55626

Govt. Contribution

7883

7840

7840

SSC CGL Salary 2022: Pay Level 7

Candidates who will be recruited as Inspector in Income Tax, Excise, Preventive Officer, Examiner, Assistant Section Officer in CSS, IB, Railways, EA, AFHQ, Assistant in Other Ministries will be paid as per SSC CGL Pay Level 7. Check out the SSC CGL salary for grade pay 4600 below.

SSC CGL Salary Pay Scale 7

X Cities

Y cities

Z Cities

Basic pay

44900

44900

44900

HRA

10776

7184

3592

DA

7633

7633

7633

TA

3600

1800

1800

DA on TA

612

306

306

Gross Earnings

67,521

63,929

60,337

NPS Deduction10% (Basic + DA)

5253

5253

5253

CGHS

350

350

350

CGEIS

30

30

30

Total Deductions

5633

5633

5633

Net Earnings

61888

58296

54704

Govt. Contribution

7355

7355

7355

SSC CGL Salary Pay Level 6

Posts like JSO, Divisional Accountant in CAG, Assistant, and SI comes under SSC CGL Pay Level 6. Take a look at the complete breakdown of SSC CGL Salary for JSO, SI below.

SSC CGL Salary Components

X Cities

Y cities

Z Cities

Basic pay

35400

35400

35400

HRA

8496

5664

2832

DA

6018

6018

6018

TA

3600

1800

1800

DA on TA

612

306

306

Gross Earnings

54126

49188

46356

NPS Deduction 10% (Basic + DA)

4203

4172

4172

CGHS

350

350

350

CGEIS

30

30

30

Total Deductions

4583

4552

4552

Net Earnings

49543

44636

41804

Govt. Contribution

5884

5841

5841

SSC CGL Salary Pay Level 5

The salaries of the candidates recruited as Auditor in CAG, CGDA, Accountants in CAG & Other Ministries will be paid as per SSC CGL Grade Pay 2800. Tabulated below is the complete SSC CGL Salary Structure of pay level 5.

SSC CGL Salary Structure

X Cities

Y cities

Z Cities

Basic pay

29200

29200

29200

HRA

7008

4672

2336

DA

4964

4964

4964

TA

3600

1800

1800

DA on TA

612

306

306

Gross Earnings

45384

40942

38606

NPS Deduction10% (Basic + DA)

3478

3447

3447

CGHS

350

350

350

CGEIS

30

30

30

Total Deductions

3858

3827

3827

Net Earnings

41526

37115

34779

Govt. Contribution

4869

4826

4826

SSC CGL Salary Pay Level 4

UDC, Tax Assistant, SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics comes under the pay band 4 of SSC CGL. Tabulated below is the complete breakdown of SSC CGL salary for Pay Level 4.

SSC CGL Salary for Level 4

X Cities

Y cities

Z Cities

Basic pay

25500

25500

25500

HRA

6120

4080

2040

DA

4335

4335

4335

TA

3600

1800

1800

DA on TA

612

306

306

Gross Earnings

40167

36021

33981

NPS Deduction 10% (Basic + DA)

3045

3014

3014

CGHS

350

350

350

CGEIS

30

30

30

Total Deductions

3425

3394

3394

Net Earnings

36742

32627

30587

Govt. Contribution

4263

4220

4220

 

SSC CGL Salary In Hand

After the implementation of the 7th pay commission, the salary of SSC CGL got increased by 3 per cent making the in-hand salary lie between Rs. 30,000 to 54,000. However, it depends on the job profile, location etc. Below, we have tabulated the post-wise SSC CGL salary in hand grade pay as per the 7th pay commission.

Job Posts & Department

SSC CGL Grade Pay

SSC CGL Salary in hand

Assistant Audit Officer- Under C & AG

4800

65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Accounts Officer

4800

65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat

4600

61888 (X)

58296 (Y)

54704(Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau

4600

Assistant Section Officer - Railway

4600

Assistant Section Officer - Ext. Affairs

4600

Assistant Section Officer - AFHQ

4600

Assistant - Other Ministries

4600

Inspector of Income Tax - CBDT

4600

Inspector (Central Excise) - CBIC

4600

Inspector (Preventive Officer) - CBIC

4600

Inspector (Examiner) - CBIC

4600

Assistant Enforcement Officer - Dept. Of Revenue

4600

Sub-Inspector - CBI

4600

Inspector of post - Dept. of Post

4600

Inspector - Narcotics

4600

Assistant - Other Ministries

4200

49543 (X)

44636 (Y)

41804 (Z)

Divisional Accountant - Under C & AG

4200

Junior Statistical Officer - Statistics

4200

Statistical Investigator Grade-II - Registrar General of India

4200

Sub-Inspector - NIA

4200

Auditor - Under CGDA

2800

41526 (X)

37115 (Y)

34779 (Z)

Auditor - Under C & AG

2800

Auditor - Under CGA & Others

2800

Accountant/Jr. Accountant - Under C & AG

2800

Accountant/Jr. Accountant - Under CGA & Others

2800

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC - Central govt. offices

2400

36742 (X)

32627 (Y)

30587 (Z)

Tax Assistant - CBDT

2400

Tax Assistant - CBIC

2400

Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics

2400

Upper Division Clerks - Border road org.

2400

Income Tax Inspector Salary

One of the primary job positions offered to the shortlisted candidates is a CGL Income Tax Inspector. It's a Group C position and candidates are placed in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The Income Tax Inspector Salary is Rs 67,521 and after deduction, the in-hand salary will be Rs 61,888. However, candidates must note that Income Tax Inspector Salary varies from city to city.

Excise Inspector Salary

The Excise Inspector Salary falls under pay level 7 which means that the candidate's salary will range from Rs 61,888 to Rs 54,704. It can increase up to Rs 1,42,400 over the period of time. The Excise Inspector Salary will depend on the city in which you are posted.

SSC CGL Highest Post Salary

Every aspirant try to secure the maximum marks in the SSC CGL exam, so that they can be eligible for the highest post i.e Assistant Audit Officer and avail benefits offered to the post. Candidates who land up a job of Assistant Audit Officer get Rs 65318 per month which is the SSC CGL Highest Post Salary.

SSC CGL Salary 2022: Deductions

Since you are well versed with the SSC CGL salary per month for every post, you must also know that a certain amount will be deducted from the SSC CGL salary. These deductions are listed below:

  1. GPF (NPS): General Provident Fund – New Pension Scheme 
  2. CGEGIS: Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme
  3. CPF: Contributory Provident Fund
  4. CGHS: Central Government Health Scheme

The overall calculation of SSC CGL salary per month after deductions for each pay level is given above for your reference.

SSC CGL Salary and Allowances

The perks and allowances provided to the qualified candidates are an added advantage to the SSC CGL salary. However, they must note that percentage of allowances varies from city to city. The allowances provided to the selected candidates are given below:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Compensatory Allowance
  • Transport Allowance

SSC CGL House Rent Allowances (HRA)

The classification of Indian cities is a ranking system used by the Government of India to allocate House Rent Allowance (HRA) to public servants employed in different cities in India. The below table enlists the comparison of HRA under SSC CGL Salary after the implementation of the 7th pay commission.

Cities

HRA (%) before 7th pay commission

HRA (%) after 7th pay commission

X

(Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune)

30

24

Y

(Towns with a population over 5 lakh)

20

16

Z

(Rural areas)

10

8

SSC CGL Dearness Allowance

Dearness Allowances is a cost of living adjustment that the government pays to the employees and as per SSC CGL Salary 2022, the current DA is 34%. 

SSC CGL Salary 2022: Travelling Allowance

Candidates who clear the SSC CGL 2022 exam will be entitled to various allowances including travelling allowance which the government gives them to cater for their daily travelling needs. The employees posted in the cities will get Rs 3600 as travelling allowance, whereas, candidates posted in rural areas will be given Rs 1800. Take a look at the below table for more clarity about the travelling allowance in SSC CGL Salary.

Cities

TA before 7th pay commission

TA after 7th pay commission

X

(Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune)

1600

3600

Y

(Towns with a population over 5 lakh)

800

1800

Z

(Rural areas)

800

1800

SSC CGL Salary Medical Allowance

If an employee claims medical insurance, the government reimburses all medical expenses of the treatment of the employee or their family.

SSC CGL Salary After 10 Years

The SSC CGL salary after 10 years will vary from post to post. If a candidate has joined as Assistant Audit Officer (AAO), he might get promoted to the rank of Audit Officer, and if someone has joined as Assistant, Intelligence Bureau, his salary after 10 years would fall under pay band-4. Hence, it is difficult to estimate the exact SSC CGL Salary after 10 years, but yes, the candidates will definitely see a huge jump in their salary packages and there are chances that they might get promoted to a new position, depending upon their performance.

SSC CGL Salary Slip

There are several posts covered under the Combined Graduate Level exam and every post has a different SSC CGL salary slip. Here, we have provided a snippet of the Assistant Section Officer salary slip to give you a thorough knowledge of all the deductions and allowances included in the SSC CGL Salary. Take a look at the SSC CGL Salary Slip for Assistant Section Officer here.

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SSC CGL Salary 2022: Classification of Cities

There are only 8 urban cities that are categorised under X City, and towns with a population over 5 lakh are categorised under Y City, while the rest of the rural areas are categorised under Z City. The below table enlists the name and categories of different cities. The classification of cities is helpful in calculating the HRA and TA of SSC CGL salary that we have already discussed above.

City Classification

City

X

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune

Y

Agra, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Durgapur, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Malegaon, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pondicherry, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal

Z

All other cities

This is all that you need to know about SSC CGL Salary 2022!

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SSC CGL Salary FAQs

  • SSC CGL salary is categorised into 5 different pay levels by the Staff Selection Commission. Candidates who will clear this exam will be paid as per their post and the cities they are posted in and their SSC CGL salary in hand will range from Rs 33,675 to Rs 63,100. You can check the complete structure of SSC CGL salary 2022 in the above post.

  • The SSC CGL Salary per month depends on the post which you have selected for. If you have a pay scale of level 8, your per month salary will be Rs 65,318 and if your pay scale is level 7, you will get Rs 61,888. Know SSC CGL Salary Per Month for each level below:

    • Level 8: Rs 65,318
    • Level 7: Rs 61,888
    • Level 6: Rs 49,543
    • Level 5: Rs 41,526
    • Level 4: Rs 36,742 
  • As per the 7th pay commission, the highest pay level in SSC CGL Salary is Level 8 which means the candidates in hand salary will range from Rs 47,600 to Rs 1,51,100. However, certain deductions will be made in the salary which are as follows:

    1. GPF (NPS): General Provident Fund – New Pension Scheme 
    2. CGEGIS: Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme
    3. CPF: Contributory Provident Fund
    4. CGHS: Central Government Health Scheme
  • Candidates selected through SSC CGL Exam are recruited by Central Government. All Central Government employees get an increment of 3 per cent in their basic salary along with two times increment in DA at the rate of 1 per cent or 2 per cent in a year which means SSC CGL Salary after 5 years will increase up to Rs 10,000 approx.

  • Once the appointment letter is generated and the candidate has joined, he/ she starts receiving the SSC CGL per month salary released by the department and depending upon the designated post. Usually, for all central government employees, their salary is credited on the last working day of every month.

  • Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) is one of the most sought-after posts as this is the only gazetted post offered at entry-level through SSC CGL Exam. Their salary varies from city to city. At an X city, Assistant Audit Officer salary is Rs 65,318, while posted in Y and Z cities, he/ she gets Rs 59, 434 and Rs 55,626, respectively.

  • There are various deductions done on the SSC CGL Salary 2022 of a candidate selected through this exam namely Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS), Contributory Provident Fund (CPF), Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), and National Pension Scheme (NPS). 

  • The salary of a Tax Assistant varies from city to city. The grade pay of this post is Rs 2400 and the employee gets Rs 36, 742 in X City while Rs 32, 627 and Rs 30, 587 at Y and Z City, respectively.

  • The highest-paid post under SSC CGL Salary is of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer. The net in-hand salary for both these posts lies in the range of Rs 55,626 to Rs 65,318 per month depending upon the city of posting. The job profile for both the posts is completely different as in Assistant Accounts Officer the candidate will probably be posted in the same place with less work pressure compared to Assistant Accounts Officer where the candidate will be conducting audits in different places with hectic work life.   

  • Once the appointment letter is generated and the candidate has joined, he/ she starts receiving the SSC CGL per month salary released by the department and depending upon the designated post. Usually, for all central government employees, their salary is credited on the last working day of every month.

  • The SSC CGL highest post salary is Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer. The net in-hand salary for both these posts lies in the range of Rs 55,626 to Rs 65,318 per month depending upon the city of posting. The job profile for both the posts is completely different as in Assistant Accounts Officer the candidate will probably be posted in the same place with less work pressure compared to Assistant Accounts Officer where the candidate will be conducting audits in different places with hectic work life.

  • Yes, once the appointment letter is generated and the candidate has joined for training, they start receiving the monthly salary right from Day 1 of their training. Candidates must note that the SSC CGL Salary is credited to their bank account on the last day of the month.

  • Cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune are considered X category cities while computing the SSC CGL salary per month.

  • The SSC CGL salary of a Tax Assistant varies from city to city. The grade pay of this post is Rs 2400 and the employee gets Rs 36, 742 in X City while Rs 32, 627 and Rs 30, 587 at Y and Z City, respectively.

  • A salary slip is a necessary document that includes all the deductions and allowances included in the salary. We have provided the SSC CGL Salary Slip in the above post for your reference. However, candidates must note that the SSC CGL Salary Slip is different for each post.

  • Once the appointment letter is generated and the candidate has joined, he/ she starts receiving the monthly salary released by the department and depending upon the designated post. Usually, SSC CGL salary is credited on the last working day of every month.

  • This depends upon the candidate’s perception as at times the candidate gives more preference to getting a home-state posting or less workload over a higher salary/ designation. Below, we have listed the points on the basis of the candidates' preferences considering the workload and SSC CGL salary.

    • Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer
    • Assistant in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
    • Income Tax Inspector
    • Sub-Inspector in CBI
    • Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service
  • Yes, once the appointment letter is generated and the candidate has joined for training, they start receiving the monthly salary right from Day 1 of their training. Candidates must note that the salary is credited to their bank account on the last day of the month.

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