Staff Selection Commission (SSC) – Objectives & Functions

Purpose: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an Indian government organisation which conducts examinations to recruit staff to various posts in the various ministries and departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

Year of Establishment: The Staff Selection Commission was established on 4th November 1975.

Ministry: The Staff Selection Commission comes under the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.

Type of Body: non-departmental government organisation.

Functions:

  • The Staff Selection Commission conducts examinations for the recruitment of personnel for various Group ā€˜Cā€™ and Group ā€˜Dā€™ posts in the various ministries and departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.
  • It also conducts departmental examinations for promotion from one grade to another and for recruitment to higher posts.
  • It also conducts examinations for the selection of candidates for posts carrying the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- and above.
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