Coding Clerk

The tasks a Coding Clerk is expected to perform include:

Converting routine items of information obtained from records into codes for processing by data typing or key punch units, using predetermined coding system

Recording alphabetic, alphanumeric, or numeric codes in prescribed sequence manually on work sheet

Margining on source document for transfer to punch cards or machine input tape

Knowledge of operating computer

Knowledge of data typing

Knowledge of alphabetic and alphanumeric codes

Ability to classify material when classification is not readily discernible

Diligent and hardworking


Eye for detail

Ability to focus for long hours

Ability to follow instructions

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is also available

Working hours
Working hours are 8/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may predominantly not be available

Overtime is common

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm and One Leg (OAL), One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Blind (B) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include headache, fatigue, stress, neck and back pain, strained eyes, etc.

Health hazards include long hours of working in front of computer, etc.

Will be updated

Current Scenario and Growth of IT Services Sector in India

The IT services segment is the largest contributor to the IT and ITeS Industry, accounting for about 60% of industry revenues. India is one of the fastest-growing IT services markets in the world. It is also the world's largest sourcing destination, accounting for approximately 52 per cent of the US$ 124-130 billion market. The country's cost competitiveness in providing IT services continues to be its USP in the global sourcing market.

The major segments of the IT service sector are IT Consulting, Application Management, IT Outsourcing, Software Development and Support. The BFSI, telecom, retail, and manufacturing sectors account for major portion of the IT Services revenues.

Based on the trends witnessed in productivity and the likely growth potential of the IT and ITeS industry, it is expected that the industry would result in an incremental employment of about 7.5 million persons directly by 2022. Out of which 3.6 million job opportunities will be in IT service sector.In the IT Exports segment, a large portion of the workforce is currently engineers and MCAs over 80%. The proportion of graduates of science and other streams engaged in software development is expected to show significant increase from about 5% to 10% currently to about 15% to 20%.This indicates good job prospects for Coding Clerk in India.

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