June 28, 2022
Overview of the Job Profiles of WBCS

Overview of the Job Profiles of WBCS

The West Bengal Public Service Commission conducts the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam, which is the state Civil Services Exam. The WBPSC exam is conducted in three levels: Preliminary, Mains and Interview, and the examination is usually held once a year. Recently, WBCS published the notification for the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exam 2022 on its official website on February 26, 2022. According to the notification, the online application registration procedure commenced on March 3, 2022.

The WBCS Job Profiles are divided into four categories: Group A Services, Group B Services, Group C Services, and Group D Services. Along with the notification, the West Bengal Public Service Commission, also known as WBPSC, has published the WBCS Salary and Job Profile 2022 on its official website. Candidates must review the WBPSC Salary and Job Profile 2022 and apply only if they are satisfied with the responsibilities to be done and are interested in the position.

This article gives an overview of the important aspects of the job profiles and salary structure of the WBCS officers.

WBCS Group A: Salary and Job Profile

The WPBSC Group A services include 6 job posts, with an independently characterised pay scale for each job post according to the official WBPSC notification released:

  • Posts in WBPSC– 
    • West Bengal Public Service (Executive)
    • WB Workforce Service
    • WB Co-operative Service
    • WB Food and Supplies Service
    • Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in integrated WB Revenue Services
    • WB Employment Service
  • WBPSC Pay Scale– Rs.15,600 to 42,000/-
  • WBPSC Compensation Pay– Rs.5,400/-
  • WBPSC Net Emoluments ( At the time of joining) – Rs.21,000/- with Medical Allowance, Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance as per the rules.

WBCS Group B: Salary and Job Profile

The details of the post under WBPSC Group B services and their salary in hand are as follows:

  • Posts in WBPSC– There is only one post under Group B Services: West Bengal Police Service 
  • WBPSC Pay Scale– Rs.15,600 to 42,000/-
  • WBPSC Compensation Pay– Rs.5,400/-
  • WBPSC Net Emoluments (At the time of joining) – Rs.21,000/- with Medical Allowance, Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance as per the rules.

WBCS Group C: Salary and Job Profile

There are 9 posts under WBPSC Group C services. The salary differs for each of the posts and the seniority. The details of the post and the salary in hand for Group C is as follows:

  • Posts in WBPSC– 
    • West Bengal Subordinate Land Revenue Service, Grade-I
    • Superintendent, District Correctional Home/Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home
    • Deputy Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices in WBPSC
    • Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation)
    • Joint Block Development Officer in WBPSC
    • West Bengal Junior Social Welfare Service Joint Registrar
    • Assistant Commercial Tax Officer
    • Chief Controller of Correctional Services in WBPSC
  • WBPSC Pay Scale– 
    • Superintendent, District Correctional Home/Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home: Rs.15,600 to 42,000/-
    • Eight other posts in the Group C service: Rs.9,000/- to 40,500/- 
  • WBPSC Compensation Pay– 
    • Superintendent, District Correctional Home/Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home: Rs.4,800/-
    • Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation) and Chief Controller of Correctional Services- Rs.4,400/-
    • Six other posts in the Group C services- Rs.4,700/-
  • WBPSC Net Emoluments (At the time of joining) – 
    • Deputy Superintendent, Central Correctional Home/Superintendent, District Correctional Home: Rs 15,960/-, along with Dearness Allowance (DA), Medical Allowance (MA), and House Rent Allowance (HRA), according to the rules.
    • Chief Controller of Correctional Services and Assistant Canal Revenue Officer (Irrigation): Rs.13,400/-, along with Dearness Allowance (DA), Medical Allowance (MA), and House Rent Allowance (HRA), admissible according to the rules.
    • Six other posts in Group C: Rs.14,930/-, along with Dearness Allowance (DA), Medical Allowance (MA), and House Rent Allowance (HRA) are admissible as per rules.

WBCS Group D: Salary and Job Profile

The WBCS salary Group D services include 3 services, and here are the details and other benefits available for candidates selected for these posts:

  • Posts in WBPSC– 
    • Panchayat Development Officer
    • Inspector of Co-operative Societies
    • Rehabilitation Officer
  • WBPSC Pay Scale– Rs.7,100/- to 37,600/- 
  • WBPSC Compensation Pay– Rs.3,900/-
  • WBPSC Net Emoluments (At the time of joining) – Rs 12,270/- with Medical Allowance, Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance as per the rules.

It must be noted that selected candidates under the WBCS Recruitment will be eligible for enhanced remuneration packages in accordance with the 7th Pay Commission. The exact remuneration to which the candidates would be eligible will be defined by the position under the category of services. Candidates are entitled to many allowances in addition to the basic income, which increases based on the candidate’s position and experience.

The majority of states’ state service examinations follow the same structure as the IAS exam. The candidates who are preparing for the WBCS exam should check out the WBCS Syllabus before starting their preparation. In the WBCS exam, the Preliminary stage has only one paper, which is the General Studies. There is no Aptitude Test paper to qualify for the next stage, unlike the IAS exam. The Mains examination has eight papers.

All individuals selected through the WBCS Recruitment will have several opportunities for professional advancement and promotion. In general, there are two ways for an assistant to be promoted to the rank of grade A officer: Promotion Examination and Merit-Based Promotion. Candidates would get a lot of opportunities to prove their worth and get promoted to higher levels working as executives with the West Bengal Government.

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