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Why Should One Join Intelligence Bureau (IB) As Security Assistant & MTS?

An Intelligence Bureau (IB) job is quite desirable for all those aspiring to serve their country for a noble cause and to have a secure future for themselves and their families. The IB is India’s Central Internal Intelligence Agency responsible for countering all forms of terrorism against India and collecting vital intelligence information from within India. They also carry out activities that would ensure that intelligence agencies from foreign countries cannot collect information about India’s activities and policies from within India.

The IB works under the ambit of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It operates at both the state and national level and is responsible for deploying agents across the country to collect intelligence information that is related to India’s national security, domestic policies, and foreign policies. Here are a few points that will help you to get an insight on why you should join IB as a Security Assistant (SA) or MTS.


Job Profile of a Security Assistant in IB


A simple 10th pass student can go for this reputed job. A Security Assistant role in IB is similar to a police constable. But the work in IB is more smooth than the police department. It is the lowest rank of the Bureau. The work is the same as of an ACIO but at lower levels. They are posted in the same state only. In districts, they work under the guidance and supervision of ACIO. SA has to gather all information, threats and should have a good connection with locals to gather information. The work includes :


  • Maintenance of different registers

  • Involves field work

  • Communication duty

  • Assist the ACIO as and when needed

  • Collection of intelligence

  • Visiting different offices to deliver communication


Training and Salary

Initial training is quite easier than the army, but the work profile challenges the individual’s mental strength. 


The second phase of training will have no physical training, only theoretical classes from morning to evening and the best thing is you will be getting a salary of about 20,000 rupees during your training period. You will get no under-table money in this job but in this job, you get 13 months' salary instead of 12, just like a CBI Sub Inspector. You will get all government benefits and also risk allowance etc.



You will be eligible for taking departmental examinations after giving services for 3 years continuously. Regular promotion is a little bit slow in this department as compared to others.

The department hierarchy follows:


  • Security Assistant (Grade pay 2000)

  • Junior Intelligence Officer II (Grade pay 2400)

  • Junior Intelligence Officer I (Grade pay 2800)

  • Asst. Central Intelligence Officer II (Grade pay 4600)** It depends on the state and region you are selected.


Job Profile of Multi-Tasking Staff in IB

The MTS job role has its challenges and needs hard work. The duties and responsibilities that MTS job role includes are;


  • Maintain the cleanliness of the section/unit

  • Maintain the records of the unit

  • Maintain and dispatch files

  • Send mails, fax, photocopy the documents, etc.

  • Other duties as instructed by seniors


Pay Scale : Level-1 (Rs. 18000-56900) in the pay matrix plus admissible Central Government allowances.


Promotion & Career Growth

IB MTS can give various internal promotion examinations & get promoted.



The recruitment for the post of Security Assistant/Executive (SA/Exe) & Multi-Tasking Staff/General (MTS/Gen) vacancies have been invited across India. As per the latest updates, the recruitment drive aims to fill 1671 IB vacancies. The official notification regarding IB SA Recruitment 2022 was released on 28th October 2022. Candidates can apply for the post through the website from 05th November 2022. The application link for IB SA Recruitment 2022 will be active till 25th November 2022. Learn more details about IB Recruitment 2022 via the official website - https://www.mha.gov.in/ .Stay updated!


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