Junior Telecom Officer salary breakup, pay structure & allowances

BSNL JTOs pay structure

Recently Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has advertised the BSNL JTO Recruitment through GATE 2017. I am getting many queries about JTO in hand salary, pay scale & various allowances applicable to them.  Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited recruits these Officers in the executive cadre of E1 (16400-40500) pay scale of Industrial Dearness Allowances (IDA). This is the range of basic pay in which a BSNL JTO is fixed or placed. A newly recruit graduate engineer is generally fixed at the minimum of the pay scale in which he/she recruited. Hence the minimum basic pay of Junior Telecom Officer is 16400/-.

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Junior Telecom Officer Basic Pay

A new recruits engineers Basic pay is fixed on E1 (16400-40500) pay scale and initial basic pay will be 16400. Apart from this, there is a Dearness allowances component which is added to salary. Current D.A rate is 114.80% which is revised on a quarterly basis.

ComponentRatio or Amount applicableActual Amount in Rs
Basic Pay1640016400
DA120.3% of 16400 as on 01/12/201619729
HRA10% or 20% or 30% of 16400. We took here 20%3280
Other Allowances approx1000
EPF from Employer12%4335
Gross Salary per Month44744




House Rent Allowances

HRA is paid to government employees on the basis of government rules. Generally, these rules are revised along with the implementation of pay revision. It is paid monthly to employees & amount is varying depending upon the city of the posting. Government employees are paid 10% or 20% or 30% of Basic Pay towards HRA benefits. For a new recruit, JTO HRA amount will be like this

16400 X 10% = Rs 1640/-

16400 X 20% = Rs 3280/-

16400 X 30% = Rs 4920/-

Employee Provident Fund for BSNL JTO

As per Government Rules, every employee has to have an EPF account number. This account is opened by your employer. The contribution towards the EPF is made by Employee & employer both. As per current rules, 12% of Basic Pay plus DA (here it is EPF 4227) from the employee’s salary & same amount is paid by the employer.   Hence total Rs 8454 will be deposited every month into your EPF account.

Other facilities & benefits

Medical Benefit

The medical facility is provided to all working employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. The employee and his/her dependent are eligible for the free medical facility. Mainly spouse, children, and parents are eligible for the medical scheme.

Free phone & Mobile facility

JTOs are provided a free postpaid mobile facility for the smooth functioning of his/her office work. They also get a Landline connection and a concessional internet connection at their resident.

7th CPC for JTO

There is a common misconception that 7th CPC would also be applicable to BSNL Junior Telecom Officers but the truth is that there is no 7th CPC for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited employees. There is a separate pay revision for PSU employees.  It is commonly known as PRC and applicable for all PSUs employees. Here is a wonderful article on how to select best PSU job. Recently Government has constituted 3rd PRC for the revision of pay scales of executives in PSUs. The next pay revision will be applicable from 01.01.2017. Junior Telecom Officers may expect approximate 15 to 25% hike in their salaries after implementation of 3rd PRC.




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52 Comments

    1. There is no Grade pay pattern in BSNL. However, if you compare then you will find that BSNL JTO grade is equivalent to Grade pay of 4200 of CDA pay scale.

  1. Sir
    I got selected in bsnl je and done doc verification. But I got chance in jto (in waiting list). Is there any bond cancelation if I selected in jto since these are in same organization iam got confused
    Please give me a suggestion

    1. I am working as junior engineer (TTA) from Oct. 2015(almost 34 months) and now selected in 2nd list of JTO from open market list. Any extra increment / profit will be given to me for joining as JTO?

  2. Is there any terms and conditions like (not to sit in the placements of Campus) if the BSNL provides the Extension for completing the M.Tech ??

    1. No, there is no condition. But if you sign a bond agreement and complete the training, you have to resign before joining the other company.

    1. You can request the authorities to submit an undertaking for producing the certificate.
      The better option is to take the provisional certificate from your college to submit during document verification.

    1. I got to know from other page of this site.
      Training period is 14 weeks and training stipend is 35k.
      Thanks for sharing valuable information.

  3. When and where Bsnl jto verification will be done? Medical fitness will be made from my own district hospital or other place ( where my circle is given).

    1. Most probably document verification is done by the home state.
      BSNL authorities will provide you proforma for the medical certificate along with places and same must be signed by CMO.

  4. RUPAM BHATTACHARJEE

    I AM A WHEELCHAIR BOUND CANDIDATE CURRENTLY PURSUING MTECH IN ELECTRICAL ENGG. IN IIT DELHI ALSO GET SELECTED AS BSNL JTO SO, CAN THEY ALLOW ME TO GET MY COURSE DONE AND JOIN THT MEANS I WANT TO EXTEND MY JOINING

  5. Is it possible to delay the joining in BSNL JTO recruitment for completing my MTech or any other family issue. If so, for how much duration and what is the procedure

    1. Please discuss these things with BSNL authorities during document verification. Or ask them about the delay in joining due to medical etc. You must appear for the verification process to make your job secure in BSNL.

  6. Is there any transfer provision like if I get selected in the circle I choose and later I after few yrs I want to shift to another state ?

  7. I have scored 40.24 marks in GATE 2017 CSE paper. GATE score 521 and AIR 3438 belonging to OBC . Do i have any chances for the JTO post in Maharashtra circle ?
    Plz share your opinion sir.

    1. BSNL takes color blindness test during the medical checkup. The medical check up are done at the government hospital and a certificate of fitness is issued by CMO.

  8. Sir, Currently I am working in Samsung India Electronics with 7 lakhs per annum package.
    My job is in Noida.
    Will you suggest me to go for bsnl jto if selected or continue with my current job.

    1. I used to work for the same package in bangalore. I quit my job for gate preparation and I did well. Now I have to choose among many options and considering my mind set. Its hard to choose

    2. It’s better to continue with your current job as per pay package you are getting. Now a days working in BSNL became little tough and some times need to work in rural areas, not much growth in BSNL as far as promotions are concerned. BSNL is posting continuous losses in recent years, and privatisation factor is also there. Presently executive are not feeling secured

      1. Currently I am working in BSPHCL at the post AEE with grade pay 5500 & pay scale 15600. I am selected in BSNL at the post jto I am very confused because my choice is teaching for Gate Exam, my experience of teaching is three years. there is no time for teaching in BSPHCL. how much working hours of jto?. can I joined jto or not ?. plz suggest me

  9. I belong to caste OBC, but as there was no proper documentation for me I wrote Gate 2017 with OC category. I got the required document for OBC from the government, now can I select the option of OBC for the caste while applying for BSNL JTO. Please kindly confirm and reply, so that I can fill and submit the application.

    1. You have to confirm that whether GATE publishes All India rank by category wise or not. If yes then BSNL authorities might not find you in OBC list. Otherwise, you can select the OBC in BSNL JTO Recruitment.

    1. I can’t comment on privatization as it isn’t in the domain of this website. BSNL TTA result has already been declared but the appointment of selected candidates get halted due to administrative reasons. As BSNL has invested huge money by conducting the All India exam so there are very rare chances of cancellation.

    1. No, 4 years study leave isn’t available in BSNL. If you are already pursuing some course then you can take permission to complete that after joining the BSNL.

    1. BSNL will going to take JTOs from open market through valid GATE 2017 scorecard. So you need to get valid GATE score to get BSNL JTO job. Please read full article on BSNL Junior telecom Officer jobs through GATE 2017.

    1. No. In no PSU you don’t get job by illegal means. You have to qualify their examination. BSNL JTO is easy to crack as there is no 2nd round of procedure like exam/interview/GD. So prepare hard for objective examination & get selected in one attempt.

      1. Currently I am working in BSPHCL at the post AEE with grade pay 5500 & pay scale 15600. I am selected in BSNL at the post jto in WBTC I am very confused because my choice is teaching for Gate Exam, my experience of teaching is three years. there is no time for teaching in BSPHCL. how much working hours of jto?. should I joined jto or not ?. plz suggest me

        1. Don’t expect that you get time to teach in a company. And it also depends on the place of posting & department. As you are already working on a Class A post. You must not switch to Class-II Job. You can try for next GATE18 exam for better PSUs like NTPC, PowerGrid etc. As you are having experience in the Power sector, you get easily selected in these PSUs.

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