SSC GD Constable Salary 2021: In Hand Salary, Pay Out, 7th Pay Commission

SSC GD Constable Salary 2021: In Hand Salary, Pay Out, 7th Pay Commission

ByNeha Uppal  |  Updated on: Oct 26, 2021SSC GD Constable Exam is being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission of India. SSC recruits eligible candidates for the General Duty Constable post and Rifleman post (General Duty) for various forces. Candidates who will clear the SSC GD Constable recruitment 2021 will work in various CAPF divisions such as BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, Rifleman.
SSC GD Constable Exam is being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission of India. SSC recruits eligible candidates for the General Duty Constable post and Rifleman post (General Duty) for various forces. Candidates who will clear the SSC GD Constable recruitment 2021 will work in various CAPF divisions such as BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, Rifleman.
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SSC GD Constable Work Profile, Salary and Promotion

SSC GD Constable Salary 2021: SSC GD is one of the finest posts which carry the responsibility of strengthening our internal security in general. Below mentioned are all the details about SSC GD Constable Salary, SSC GD Job profile, Salary Slip, and more. SSC GD post comes under the Ministry Of Home Affairs (MHA) which discharges multifarious responsibilities, the most important among them being - internal security, border management, Centre-State relations, administration of Union Territories.

Article 355 of the Constitution enjoins the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance and to ensure that the Government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. In pursuance of these obligations, the Ministry of Home Affairs continuously monitors the internal security situation, issues appropriate advisories, shares intelligence inputs with the help of Armed Forces to restore peace and harmony without encroaching upon the constitutional rights of the States.

The SSC GD Notification has been released for 25271 General Duty Constable Posts (male & female). SSC GD Constable Exam 2021 has been scheduled to be conducted from 16 November to 15 December 2021. SSC has already released SSC GD Constable Admit Card Status 2021. You can read the complete details below:

SSC GD Constable Official Notification 2021 PDF


Candidates preparing for GD Constable should have precise information regarding the post's profile, salary & promotion aspects. To help candidates to get a fair idea about the nature of this job, we are highlighting all the essential pointers associated with the SSC GD Constable post.

SSC GD Constable Job profile (Training Period + Joining)

GD means/ stands for soldier “General Duty”. Soldier’s training is quite tough in comparison with the other trade soldiers and mostly the other warfare activities are done by these GD soldiers only. Once you get selected to this post you will be called for document verification by concerned regional offices. After which the appointing authority i.e. CISF, CRPF, BSF, NIA etc send you an appointment letter commanding you to join the Training School within 15 days (time varies for different departments). As soon as you join the training school, you will be given a temporary Chest no. (e/12 , CR-134)  which is the sole identity of your candidature. After filling all legal documents like Service Book, PRAN Form, and Swearing Book, you will become regular Spartan-like other. Now your daily routine includes getting up early by Reveille (03:00 AM in Summer & 04:00 in winter) and carrying out various physical work like

  • Flag Hoisting
  • Drilling
  • Marching
  • Indoor classes
  • Other Activities.

Besides this you will be instructed to tackle radical violence, checking panels, etiquette and all other things which a soldier may have to abide by during his duty period. The platoon

Commander is in charge till the completion of your training. Initially, in training, you will be provided INSAS Rifles along with Glock Pistol. After having adequate knowledge of operating such weapons, the department will provide you with Heckler and Koch MP5 which is a substitution for AK47. You will also be taught how to coordinate with your fellows. There are also some technicalities that a soldier to be learned.

After the completion of the training period, the duties of the GD Constable will be as follows:

  • In the absence of Sub-Inspector and Asst. Sub-Inspector, SSC GD Constable acts as SHO or in charge of the police station.  
  • He/ She is authorized to investigate when he is asked to do so by the  Sub Inspector.
  • He/ She will be in charge of guard or escort when deputed.
  • He/ She would be responsible to carry out the general duty in police stations, as station writer, as an officer in charge of outpost and guards, armed reserves, in charge of beat areas in rural and town police stations.

SSC GD Constable 2021 Job Profile

Below we have provided all the details regarding the job profile for various departments including BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, and CRPF.

SSC GD Constable Job Profile of BSF

The primary job of a GD Constable in the Border Security Force (BSF) is to provide internal security at Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border. BSF being a part of CAPF, is also entrusted to maintain law and order on the requisition of state government. Here are some of the key roles of a GD Constable in BSF:

  • They are responsible for anti-infiltration and prevent unauthorized entry and exit in the Indian territory
  • They also gather trans-border intelligence
  • They prevent smuggling and other illegal activities across the border areas

SSC GD Constable Job Profile of ITBP

The primary role of the GD Constable of ITBP is to retain peace in the designated areas and promote a sense of security among the local people. Here are the key roles of GD Constable in ITBP:

  • A GD Constable in ITBP will be responsible for protecting the borders between China and India from Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh
  • They keep vigilance on the northern borders
  • They are liable for preserving and restoring law and order in any area in case of disturbance
  • They prevent illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling and counteract border violations
  • ITBP GD Constable also provide security to threatened VIPs and sensitive installations

SSC GD Constable Job Profile of CISF

The basic role of a GD Constable in CISF is to provide security to PSUs, Airports, Metros and other essential infrastructures. The other major roles of a GD Constable in CISF are mentioned below:

  • They are responsible for safety, protection and security to industrial undertaking/ installations, and protects against fire hazards
  • They also look after the government infrastructure projects and industrial units
  • Special Security Group (SSG) which is a special division of CISF protects persons nominated by the Home Ministry

SSC GD Constable Job Profile of SSB

Shastra Seema Bal candidates are recruited to examine and prevent cross-border illegal activities and crimes in the borders of India. They are liable for the protection of Indo-Nepal, and Indo-Bhutan borders

SSC GD Constable Job Profile of CRPF

CRPF is the largest paramilitary organization under the Home Ministry. The fundamental job of GD Constable recruited to CRPF is to look after the internal security of every part of India (as assigned to the division). There are other responsibilities of CRPF GD Constable which are listed below:

  • They provide VIP security at the time of elections
  • They are also responsible for guarding vital installations and counter-Naxal operations
  • GD Constable of CRPF get a chance to be a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force and go for UN Peacekeeping missions

SSC GD Rifleman Job Profile of Assam Rifles

Rifleman in Assam Rifles is recruited to provide internal security in the Indo-Myanmar border. Assam Rifles has a total of 46 battalions and works as an associated command and administrative backup. The Rifleman in Assam Rifles perform various duties which are as follows:

  • They provide support to civil authority (Police) in case of emergency,
  • They also aid medical assistance, provision of communications in natural calamity and provides education in remote areas
  • They act as a combat force in securing the rear areas at the time of war

SSC GD Constable Job Profile of SSF

Secretariat Security Force (Secretariat Security Force) GD Constables works under a chief security officer who is comparable to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. The Constables are responsible for entry in Secretariat premises, maintenance of internal discipline, protection of secretariat property, and regulation for taking out material out of secretariat premises.

SSC GD Constable Salary

In addition to the basic pay, GD Constable under Central Government are entitled to several other benefits and allowance such as House Rental Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), Transportation Allowance (TA), Medical Facilities, General Provident Fund (GPF), Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (DCPS), Annual Paid Leaves, etc. We have provided the 

The pay scale is 5200-20200 with 2000 GP. After 7th CPC the salary is as under:

SSC GD Constable Salary at the time of training



Basic Pay


Ration Money


Dearness Allowance


Hair Cutting Allowance


Soap Toilet Allowance


Gross Pay


GPF/ DCPS Subscription




Regimental Deduction


Total Deduction


In-hand salary


SSC GD Constable Salary at the time of service



Basic Pay


Ration Money


Risk Allowance


HRA (@16%)


Dearness Allowance (@17%)


Hair Cutting Allowance


Soap Toilet Allowance


RUM Allowance


Gross Pay


GPF/ DCPS Subscription




Regimental Deduction


Total Deductions


In-hand Salary


  • Apart from this, you will get Field allowances and Security allowances which by and large enhance your salary upto 25,000.
  • You will also get Rs 4,000 as part of the allowance for food.
  • Salary depends upon your place of posting. It can slightly differ in various regions.


  1. Every year, CAPF sends its young and deft boys to UN MISSION. You will be given a chance to go abroad for rendering your elite service in a foreign country which is a golden chance to show off your proficiency and capability. During your service in other countries, you will be given an immense emolument along with other allowances.

  2. CISF also provides security to AIRPORT, MINES, FACTORIES, GOVT. MILLS, TAJMAHAL. So, those who want to stay near towns or suburban cities can choose CISF wisely.

SSC GD Constable 2021 Career Growth

The promotion of SSC GD Constable is majorly dependent on performance and Constables have to take departmental exams to get a promotion. You are eligible for the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) after successfully rendering 4 years of continuous service. After 8 years of regular service, you will get your first promotion in the post of HEAD CONSTABLE. Often it is seen that very few get this benefit and become Head Constable. There might be high chances that the department only enhances your salary, not your post (You are still a constable by book). Considering these facts, you can see that the promotional aspects are very poor, but some extraordinary eggheads clear this LDCE exam in their 1st attempt. So, it also depends on you how you cope up with your study and your duty. The below graph highlights the promotion flow and hierarchy of a GD Constable:

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  • The SSC GD Salary is based on the basic salary of  Rs 5200-20200 

  • The SSC GD Constable Salary includes various components and allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), Transportation Allowance, House Rent Allowance (HRA), Medical Facilities, Pension Schemes and Gratuity.

  • Yes, candidates selected for SSC GD Constable get an INSAS Rifle along with Glock Pistol at the time of training. After the candidate gains proper experience of operating these weapons, they are provided with Heckler and Koch MP5 which is a substitution for AK47. 

  • Candidates selected for BSF are mainly responsible for providing internal security at Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border. They are also liable to provide anti-infiltration and prevent unauthorized entry and exit in the Indian territory. 

  • Yes, ITBP Constables have to provide security to threatened VIPs and sensitive installations. 

  • The key role of a CISF Constable is to provide security to PSUs, Metros, Airports, Industrial Security, etc. 

  • At the time of training, a GD Constable gets a gross salary of 27,427 Rs and an in-hand salary of 24,387 Rs. 

  • At the time of his/ her service, a GD Constable gets a gross salary of 51,021 Rs and 47, 540 Rs in-hand. 

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