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Sub Inspector (SI) in NIA Job Profile

Sub Inspector (SI) in NIA Job Profile

Selection to the post of Sub-inspector (SI) in NIA is made through the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

 

WHAT IS NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY (NIA)

The NIA Act was enacted on 31-12-08 and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was born. At present NIA is functioning as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India.  NIA aims at creating deterrence for existing and potential terrorist groups/individuals. It aims to develop as a storehouse of all terrorist related information. It also assists all States and other investigating agencies in investigation of terrorist cases.

Its HQ is in Delhi at the following address
National Investigation Agency
6th & 7th Floor, NDCC-II Building, Jai Singh Road
New Delhi-110001

It has 6 branch offices in

  1. Telengana (Hyderabad)
  2. Guwahati (Assam)
  3. Kochi (Kerala)
  4. Lucknow (UP)
  5. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  6. Kolkata (West Bengal)

SALARY OF SI NIA

In the 6th CPC he was entitled for the Grade Pay of Rs 4,200. Now in the 7th CPC he is entitled for the Basic Pay Rs 35,400 and comes under level 6 of the following Pay Matrix Table.

7th CPC PAY TABLE

They get 13 month salary. They are also paid 25% of the basic BASIC PAY+DA per month in addition.

See the current salary of SI NIA in the following Salary Chart
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PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ALLOWED FOR SI NIA

Posts not suitable for physical disabled persons.

NOTE: Colourblind candidates cannot prefer this post.

 

JOB NATURE OF SUB-INSPECTOR (SI) IN NIA

Mainly you have to do the following tasks:

1. Clerical court work. NIA has separate courts.

2. Execute summons and warrants

3. Examine witnesses and keep their custody

4. Collect and analyze intelligence

5. Verification of previous intelligence

6. Be a part of raiding/spot investigation team

NOTE-I: Many a time the work stretches beyond the usual working hours and one has to work at odd hours and Sundays too. If you have passion to serve the country and do the adventurous kind of job then NIA is the place for you.

NOTE-II: You can be sent to any corner of the country where there is a suspected terrorist activity that took place or is expected. Many a time you can be required to camp and investigate in the most interior and remote places. Also, you would be required to gather intelligence about any bomb blast site.

 

COMPARISON BETWEEN NIA AND CBI

From the status in normal people point of view this post is not as powerful as that of CBI. We all know well that the CBI deals with corruption and crime committed by normal people or goons. Every other govt official/politician/police is involved in some or other corruption activity, so it is obvious that they have a fear of CBI as the CBI has power and jurisdiction to act on these corrupt people and prosecute them.

But, SI in NIA mainly deals with terrorists and international mafias and drug syndicates. Obviously these people can’t be said as common people who would be afraid of jail or raids of CBI. So no common person, police official, businessman, government official or a politician have a reason to be afraid of NIA as NIA is not empowered to prosecute them.

In brief we can say that NIA doesn’t have any social power/status that you can display in your social or friend circle.

 

PROMOTIONS FOR SI NIA

1. Inspector (roughly after 6-7 years)

2. Inspector

3. Deputy Superintendent of Police

4. Additional Superintendent of Police

AGE LIMIT
In the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam of the Staff Selection Commission for this post the age limit is up to 30 years.

 

PHYSICAL STANDARDS NEEDED

a) Height

  • For men – 170 cms
  • For women – 150 cms
  • Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribal : 5 cms

b) Chest

  • 76 cms with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

c) Vision

Eye-sight (with or without glasses)

  • Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye

SSC does not conduct a physical test for the post of SI in NIA.

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