Jobs Category State or federal governments in India segregate public employees into various groups, and these groups are further divided into various levels.

1) Group – A: Levels 15 – 20

2) Group – B (Gazetted/Non gazetted) : Levels 6 – 9 (non-gazetted), Levels 10 – 14 (gazetted)

3) Group – C & D Levels 1-5

Group A has the highest appointment and authority position, while Groups C & D (which were merged after the 7th CPC) have the lowest. The pay scale varies greatly depending on the type of administration/government.

Group A: These are government officials and managers employed in high-paying positions across the government. The President of India appoints these officials. IAF (Indian Armed Forces), AIS (All India Services), and various academicians (DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, BARC, FBI, IFS, IRS, IRTS) are examples.

According to the administration, the basic pay scale for officials in Group-A – A can range from Rs 37,400 to Rs 90,000. In this group, salaries can reach as high as Rs 2,50,000.

Group B (Gazetted Officers): A gazetted officer in Group B has the same authority as a Group A officer. One has to pass an exam of UPSC to become a Group – B gazetted officer, but most of these positions are filled through promotion. Department heads in government organizations appoint the members of this group. JCO (Junior Commissioned Officer) across the Indian Armed Forces and SCS (State Civil Services) to name just a few positions under Group – B.

Based on the administration, the basic pay scale for officers selected under Group – B can range from Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100. For Group – B Gazetted employees, the starting take-home salary ranges from Rs 56,100 to Rs 78,800

Group B (Non-gazetted): No official government stamps can be issued to non-gazetted workers while gazetted employees can. Gazetted officers have more administrative responsibilities. Under this category are employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and National Banks, as well as office supervisors, state inspectors, office executives, and state police officers.

Basic pay scales range from Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 or more depending on the pay band of the administration. Starting take-home income ranges between Rs 34,500 and Rs 53,100.

Group C & D: These are public servants who are employed in non-supervisory roles. However, candidates working at these positions can be promoted to higher levels, just like candidates working at most other positions in the public sector. These individuals do not hold any critical administrative positions. The SSC (Staff Selection Commission) usually selects these candidates through entrance examinations.

For example Section Heads, Head clerks, Stenographers, tax assistants, Typists, Telephone operators, and individuals holding similar positions in the Armed Forces.

Basic pay for these government employees ranges from Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200. As a result of the 7th pay commission, Group – C and D are now in the same pay band. The jobs remain the same, however, and there is still a significant difference between the basic pay of a Group D employee and a Group C employee. A Group – C employee’s take-home salary starts at Rs 18,800 and ranges up to Rs 29,200.