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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – K V Ramakumar
ProfessionGovernment Service
Designation – Retired Accounts Superintendent, Karnataka Government
Organisation – NA
Age – 64
City – Banglore
Work Experience (Years) – 32

Under-Graduation – B.Sc, Government Science College

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started my work in BDA (Bangalore Development Authority as a 1st Division Assistant. I worked there for about 5 years. Then I went on to work in GKVK i.e., Gandhi Krushi Vigyana Kendra for 2 years. I then came to work in BBMP as a 1st Division Assistant for about 2 years. Then, I was promoted and posted as a Superintendent to the Endowment Department of Karnataka. After 3 years of work in endowment, I went on to work in INEP. I was shifted to a lot of departments internally in every sector. I then was appointed in the BBMP Office as an Account Superintendent and also was promoted as an Audit Officer. Then I got transferred to PU Board of Karnataka. I retired in 2012 after 32 years of service.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Accounts Superintendent.

As an Accounts Superintendent, my job responsibilities was motivating, developing and providing assistance to the finance team. I was the leader of all the levels in the Finance Department. I used to monitor the books of accounts and handled the transfer of information to the required officials. Also I did frequent audits and made required reports about it. My team and I helped in ensuring that we deliver effective and efficient administration and financial services to internal and external users to the books of accounts.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

A basic graduate degree is required and one has to clear specified government exams


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Accounts Superintendent is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that  Studious student is generally successful Accounts Superintendent?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

40000 to 60000 per annum

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Accounts Superintendent?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Normally, people who work in the same profession as mine prefer to have more increments and expect quick promotions just based on time.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Accounts Superintendent?

There are a lot of perks given by the government like entertainment allowances are provided, leave travel confessions such As LTC/LTA are provided for Accounts Superintendent and we also have an option to commute our pension and need not pay much tax. Other allowances such as house rent allowances, children’s education allowances, hostel and transportation allowances are also provided. Job security, rent free accomdation, domestic servant and also concession on gas, electricity and water supply bill are also provided. You will also receive a lot of recognition in your family and from the society, in general.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Accounts Superintendent?

My profession is already a lot stressful as we do not receive too many incentives that would make the work environment easier to deal with like flexible timing, transportation, and food. There is no proper infrastructure and advance technology such as computer Improved software are my being utilized. The other co-workers are competitive and can be very demotivating as they may not be following rules in the office. Abiding by the transfers is also another headache.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I will still continue to be a government employee. 

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