STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION - OVERVIEW
The Staff Selection Commission was constituted according to the recommendations of the Administration Reforms Commission in its report on Personnel Administration in early 1970's. The Staff Selection Commission formulates recruitment policies for the examination schemes and procedure for smooth conduct of selection tests and interviews. The SSC was established to conduct bulk recruitments to the lower positions of government offices for which the qualifications and skills requirement are uniform. In SSC examinations and recruitments the opportunities are allocated to every region, reservations are permitted according to the govt. of India's reservation policy and exams are conducted under each of the regional centre.
Recruitment Notifications by SSC
The SSC advertises its recruitment programmes as and when it is scheduled in various government publications, such as Employment News, Rozgar Samachar, SSC official website, SSC’s Regional websites, national newspapers, etc. for the information of the general public. Also, detailed information can be obtained from the regional offices of Staff Selection Commission.
SSC Examination Schedule Update
SSC advertises its examination schedule through various government media, especially in Employment News. The Commission ensures that the dates of main examinations does not clash with other major exams of the other agencies in which the qualifications of candidates are same or vacancies fall in the similar categories. You can view SSC examination schedules in the following web page: SSC Examinations.
Staff Selection Commission Online
The Commission has upgraded the conduct of its designated functions and administrative processes making use of Information Technology enabled services, especially using Internet resources. SSC spreads many of information and services through its official website URL: http://ssc.nic.in/ and SSC Online Application website: http://ssconline.nic.in/
REGIONAL OFFICES OF SSC:
The SSC has nine regional offices at Allahabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Raipur and Chandigarh which are responsible to conduct recruitment process in the surrounding states of each city.
SSC Central Region:
Headquartered at Allahabad, SSC Central Region serves the states of Uttar Pradesh (U.P) and Bihar. Central Region has examination centres in Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Bareilly, Patna, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur. The Central Region of SSC successfully utilizes information technology for advertising vacancies, administration, application process, candidate services and publication of results.
SSC Southern Region:
The Commission's Southern Region is headquartered in Chennai, which is entrusted with the task of recruitment of technical and non technical including Junior Engineers (Civil and Electrical) positions of Groub B and C in the central government offices in Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh. The region has examination centres in Chennai, Coimbatore, Vellore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Hyderabad, Vizag, Warrangal, Guntur, Tirupati, Kurnool, Srikakulam and Rajamundry.
SSC North East Region:
SSC North Eastern Region is headquartered at Guwahati and it serves states of Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. The north Eastern Region makes recruitment of Group C and Group B non gazetted, technical and non technical staff and also shoulders the responsibility of promotion from Group D to LDC, LDC to UDC and from Stenographers grade D to Grade C. The North Eastern Region maintains examination centres at Guwahati, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Shillong, Imphal, Aizwal, Kohima and Agartala.
SSC Eastern Region:
Like every other region, the Eastern Regional of Staff Selection Commission conducts recruitment in Group C and Group B Non-gazatted posts in Ministries and Departments existing in Eastern Region. The regional office is located at Kolkata and serves West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Sikkim and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
SSC Karnataka-Kerala Region:
Karnataka-Kerala Region of Staff Selection Commission is headquartered at Bangalore which serves Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands conducting recruitment examinations and interviews for selection of LDCs, UDCs, Stenographers, Assistants, Inspectors of Central Excise for Central Excise Collectorates and Income Tax Inspectors in the Commissionerate of Income Tax, Preventive Officers, in Custom Department offices, Assistant Enforcement Officers in the Enforcement Directorate, among many others.
SSC Western Region:
Western Region of SSC is centered at Mumbai with territorial jurisdiction of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu. The Western Region is well equipped with Information Technology resources to spread its services even in the far flung areas including vacancy advertisements, receipt and processing of applications, issue of admit cards to candidates, etc.
SSC Northern Region:
Northern Region of Staff Selection Commission HQ is seated at New Delhi and having jurisdiction over Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
North Western Region Office Chandigarh
Staff Selection Commission, Western Region is located at Chandigarh and conducts recruitments to posts designated to the Commission for central Govt offices in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh.