The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an exam for Central Police Organization (CPO) which fills vacancies in the Delhi Police and the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). 

The SSC CPO exam gives an opportunity for candidates to serve their country at the central government level. The responsibilities of some of these posts will vary. This article will give details about the posts and their responsibilities and functions for the SSC CPO exam

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List of Posts for SSC CPO

The posts under the SSC CPO are listed as follows:

  • Delhi Police Sub-Inspector
  • Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub-Inspector
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) Sub-Inspector
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

*Note: The posts specified are as per the 2020 notification. The 2021 notification will be tentatively released in August 2022. The posts are usually the same, but in case of any changes candidates can refer to this space for the latest updates.

Functions and Responsibilities of SSC CPO Posts

The functions and responsibilities of SSC CPO Posts are as follows:

Delhi Police

  • Maintain Law and order in and around Delhi.
  • Searching a person, his/her vehicle or his/her premises. With a proper warrant
  • Register an FIR against a person.
  • For maintaining law and order, a Sub-Inspector can order an unruly mob to disperse and can also use force for ensuring the same.

Border Security Force (BSF)

  • To protect the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border.
  • To promotes the sense of security among the people living in the border areas.
  • To prevent trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India.
  • To prevent smuggling and any other illegal activities on the Border.
  • Anti-infiltration duties.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • Provide security to the industrial units and government infrastructure of the country
  • Includes Industrial sector like thermal power plants, mines, steel plants, PSUs etc
  • CRPF is liable for the control of Naxalites and Riots.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • To protect the border between India & China (from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Vigil on the northern borders, detection and prevention of border violations, and promotion of the sense of security among the local populace.
  • To check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling.
  • To provide security to sensitive installations and threatened VIPs.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

  • Prevent cross border crimes such as smuggling etc
  • The investigation related to anti-national activities across the border
  • Maintain security & brotherhood among people across the border

Central Industrial Security Force

  • To provide security to various PSU’s and other important infrastructures.
  • To protect the Government infrastructure projects and industrial units.
  • The CISF is in charge of airport security at all commercial airports in India.
  • Security on the Delhi Metro is handled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
  • Besides providing protection, safety, and security to Industrial undertaking/installations, CISF also offers protection against fire hazards.
  • Special Security Group (SSG) provides security cover to persons nominated by the Home Ministry

Frequently Asked Questions for SSC CPO Posts

Q 1. Which is the preferred post in the SSC CPO exam?

Ans. SI in Delhi Police is the most preferred post in SSC CPO because of the career growth and social status it provides. They are assigned to main law and order and investigate cases in the Delhi region.

Q 2. What is promotion in the Delhi Police dependent on?

Ans. The promotion in Delhi Police primarily depends on the career record of the person; his/her work performance and behavioural conduct during the service.

To know more about the SSC Exam, candidates can visit the linked article.

Related Links
SSC CPO Admit Card  SSC CPO Exam Date
SSC CPO Result PDF 2020 SSC CPO Notification 
SSC CPO Eligibility SSC CPO Syllabus
SSC CPO Cut Off SSC CPO Results

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