UPPSC RO/ARO: Explore Job Profile, Career Growth and Salaries

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UPPSC RO/ARO: Explore Job Profile, Career Growth and Salaries

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducts the UPPSC RO ARO examination to fill vacancies for Review Officers (RO) and Assistant Review Officers (ARO). Uttar Pradesh (UP) Review Officer (RO) and Assistant Review Officer (ARO) positions are crucial roles within the state government that involve reviewing and managing administrative processes. 

These posts are highly sought after due to their significance in shaping government policies and ensuring efficient functioning. As with any government job, the UP RO/ARO roles provide job security, attractive benefits, and opportunities for career advancement, making them a coveted choice for those aspiring to serve in the public sector.

This blog will delve into the job profiles, career growth and salaries associated with UP RO/ARO positions.

UPPSC RO/ARO 2023 Overview

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission released the official notification for UPPSC RO ARO 2023 in October 2023, and the preliminary examination is scheduled to take place on 11 February 2024. Before we begin exploring the career advancement opportunities for Uttar Pradesh RO/ARO candidates, please see the table below for a brief overview of important recruitment details:

                            UPPSC RO/ARO Prelims Exam 2023- Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Exam Name

Review Officer/Assistant Review Officer Examination 2023

Vacancies

411

Examination Mode

  • Prelims:- Offline
  • Mains:- Offline 

UPPSC RO/ARO Prelims Exam Date

11 February 2024

Uttar Pradesh RO/ARO Pre Admit Card 2023

2 February 2024

Frequency of Exam

Annually

Job Location

Uttar Pradesh

Type of Post

  • RO - Class 2 Gazetted
  • ARO - Class 3 Non-gazetted

Selection Process

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Skill Test

Job Profile of UP RO/ARO

Choosing to work as a UP RO/ARO can be a rewarding endeavor for those who want to contribute to the efficient operation of the state administration. The job descriptions include significant responsibilities, and the salaries are competitive, making these positions extremely appealing to applicants. 

Responsibilities of both roles may include conducting research, analyzing data, preparing reports, and providing administrative support to higher authorities. Have a look at the respective job responsibilities of both posts of UPPSC.

Review Officer (RO)

A Review Officer reviews government documents, policies, and administrative decisions. They ensure that all processes meet legal requirements and government regulations. ROs play an important role in ensuring transparency and accountability in administrative functions.

Assistant Review Officer (ARO)

Assistant Review Officers work closely with Review Officers to review and analyze government documents. They assist with report preparation and decision-making. AROs frequently play a significant role in drafting official communications and keeping records.

UP RO/ARO Salary Structure

The salary structure for UP Samiksha/Sahayak Smiksha Adhikari (RO/ARO) positions is determined by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) according to the 7th Pay Commission and is in accordance with government norms. 

Review Officer (RO)

The basic pay for a Review Officer typically falls within the pay scale of INR 47,600 - 1,51,100 (Level 8).

Assistant Review Officer (ARO)

The basic pay for an Assistant Review Officer is generally in the range of INR 44,900 - 1,42,400 (Level 7).

Other Allowances

Apart from the basic pay, employees of both posts receive various allowances, benefits, and perks as per government regulations. These may include Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and other special allowances. Some of the benefits and perks of these posts are listed below:

  • Dearness Allowance: A portion of an employee's base wage is used to offset the effects of inflation on employees. The amount of DA is based on the employee's fixed basic.
  • Medical Assistance: They receive medical assistance at the cost of their medical bills. Employees must present hospital bills and receipts in order to receive medical assistance.
  • Vehicle Allowance: The vehicle allowance is money given to employees who must drive their own vehicle as part of their job.
  • Ration money: This benefit covers the employee's grocery and food expenses. To claim this allowance, employees must present their bills.

Probation Period of UPPSC RO ARO

All selected candidates for ROs and AROs will undergo a nearly two-year probation period during which they will receive all necessary training for their jobs and their performance will be closely monitored by higher authorities. Once the probation period is completed, the candidates will be offered a letter of permanent appointment by the state government and will be eligible for a variety of benefits.

Career Growth of the RO and ARO in Uttar Pradesh Government

The selected candidates for UPPSC RO ARO will receive various promotions during their service tenure. Candidates will be considered for promotions and advancement based on their performance, eligibility, and seniority. With dedication and experience, individuals can progress to higher positions such as Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary, and even Secretary in various government departments.

FAQ

The UPPSC RO ARO Job Profile entails assisting subordinates with various tasks and responsibilities, performing clerical or typing work as needed, and other duties.

The selection process of UPPSC for the post of Samiksha Adhikari/Sahayak Samiksha Adhikari (RO/ARO) involves a preliminary examination, mains examination and skill test (typing test)/

The UPPSC RO/ARO Preliminary Examination 2023 is scheduled for 11 February 2024.

Yes, the post of RO is classified as the class 2 gazetted officer in Uttar Pradesh. On the other hand, Assistant Review Officer (ARO) is a class 3 non-gazetted officer post.

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