Junior Telecom Officer salary breakup, pay structure & allowances

Recently Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited recruits BSNL JTO through GATE examination. The minimum 2000 vacancies are notified in the single recruitment drive. So we can say BSNL is a mass recruiter for Electronics & Communication and Computer Science Engineers. 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 for which he/she recruited. Hence the minimum basic pay of Junior Telecom Officer is 16400/-.


The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited appoints the fresh engineering graduate as a Junior Telecom Officer in the IDA Pay Scale of 16,400 – 40,500 under the E1 Grade. The basic pay just after the appointment in the regular service is 16,400 and a JTO will also get DA, HRA, Transport & Conveyance allowance as applicable to individual officers.

BSNL JTO Salary as on 01 August 2018
Salary ComponentAmount
Pay Scale16,400 – 40,500
Initial Basic Pay16,400
IDA as on 01 July 201820,992
Other Allowances1,000
HRA for Class A/B/C Cities1,640/ 3,280/ 4920
Minimum Monthly Gross Salary in Rs44,519 – 60,000

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 on 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/-

The Department of Public Enterprises has already issued 3rd Pay revision order for the Public Sector Employees. So after the implementation of 3rd PRC, BSNL JTO Salary may increase 10 to 15% from 01.01.2017.

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 4487) from the employee’s salary & same amount is paid by the employer.   Hence total Rs 8974 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 dependents 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. Also, many aspirants think that Junior Telecom Engineer is a Gazetted Officers post but it is not. 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 an approximate 10 to 15% hike in their salaries after implementation of 3rd PRC.

Read it also: BSNL Junior Engineer Salary

JTO Salary Slip

Here is the sample payslip of Junior Telecom Officer appointed the year of 2010. You can check the salary statement for the month of April 2018.

BSNL JTO Salary Slip 2018

BSNL Salary structure and cadre hierarchy

The following table represents the executive cadre hierarchy in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and the pay scales associated with each cadre.

BSNL Revised Pay Scales from 01.01.2007
GradeName of PostExisting Pay ScaleProposed Pay Scale from 01.01.2017
E1Junior Telecom Officer/ Junior Account Officer16,400 – 40,50040,000 – 1,40,000
E2Sub Divisional Engineer/Account Officer20,600 – 46,50050,000 – 1,60,000
E3Sr. Sub Divisional Engineer/ Sr. Account Officer24,900 – 50,50060,000 – 1,80,000
E4Divisional Engineer/ Chief Account Officer/Asst General Manager29,100 – 54,50070,000 – 2,00,000
E5Deputy General Manager32,900 – 58,00080,000 – 2,20,000
E6Additional General Manager36,600 – 62,00090,000 – 2,40,000
E7General Manager43,200 – 66,0001,00,000 – 2,60,000
E8Principal General Manager51,300 – 73,0001,20,000 – 2,80,000
E9Chief General Manager62,000 – 80,0001,50,000 – 3,00,000

114 thoughts on “Junior Telecom Officer salary breakup, pay structure & allowances”

  1. Qualcomm software engineer vs BSNL JTO after M. Tech?
    Which one is better considering long term?
    Current status of BSNL JTO going to E2 scale and 3rd PRC?

    • Qualcomm is a better choice after M. Tech.
      BSNL financial condition isn’t well and next PRC is difficult for their employees.
      BSNL JTO recruited on the E1 scale so they get upgradation in E2 after 5 or 6 years of service.

    • Most of the Government Companies are from the Manufacturing, Metal, Oil, Construction, Projects, & Power sectors. These PSUs outsource the Sofware related job to Private Companies and the very small fraction from the total strength of CSE professionals are recruited to coordinate with these Private Firms.

  2. sir , plzz tell me as per u ,how much scores are needed for various categories (approx.) and person get the job in state mentioned only ??

    • You have to wait for next notification. Till then you can try for another PSU via GATE or other competitive exams. Why waiting for only one job.

  3. Hai i have completed CWA and currently working as deputy manager in a private limited company with a CTC of 12 Lacs. Can i take the exam of Junior Accounts Officer? I have an experience of 7 years in accounts, taxation and costin in private organisations. What will be the pay for me with this experience. Kinldy help me out.

    D.Manoj Kumar

  4. Sir through IES 2018 for EC there is Junior Telecom Officer Group B., It mean they are posted to BSNL JTO , or where they are posted? what is their salary pakage if they posted to bsnl or Mtnl or Trai. did they recieve as per company prc or 7th pay commision? please provide proper information regarding JTO in IES 2018. Thank you sir

  5. I am working as TTA from last 3 years and selected as JTO (T), during the period, please intimate what salary / stipend will payable to me salary to TTA or stipend? please tell me

    • You may get around 32k to 35K during the training period as a stipend. If you have applied through proper channel, you may get regular salary in place of stipend amount.

  6. Sir, I get to know about the news that DA hiked to 5% from 4% for central government employees…After this, Is there any changes in BSNL JTO salary? If yes then how much increment (in rupees) we expect during training and after training?

        • Yes, it will provide. But you have to inform the higher authorities through the proper channel before/after applying for any job. Don’t forget to take the received copy of same. At the time of the interview, you have to write a letter for issuing NOC.

  7. Who will conduct the medical examination for powergrid et through gate.wether pgcil conduct in their hospitals r we to produce medical fitness from our state govt medical board like bsnl.plz clarify sir.

  8. Sir,salary of jto during n after traing in rupees n still i hav nt recieved appoint ment ,i selected for kerala cicrle n verification completed in july menth.when wil we get appointment order,n gv salary in detail.thank u sir.

    • You will get stipend during the training period. Stipend includes Basic pay plus D.A. You will get around 35K during the training period.

  9. Am selected as a jto for kerala circle.and in the next yr gate, again if i selected as jto for andhrapradesh circle,should i transfer from kerala to andhrapradesh? .again i nd start frm the zero level in ap r continution from kerala position.

  10. Any friends who is selected for jto in 2nd merit list,please share ur contact no. for help in documents verification.My contact no. is 8109538645.Thanx

  11. Sir
    I’m selected for jto but I came to know that by mistake I haven’t written my house number in postal address of BSNL jto form… Will there be any problem as they are sending call letter for dv by post?? Whom should I contact regarding this??

  12. Sir
    By mistake I haven’t written my house number on the BSNL jto form.As they are sending call letter through post, will I be able to receive it or not?

  13. Sir,during form fill up of jto 2017,my mother name was written wrong (one letter) ,is there any chances to getting kicked off during documents verification,plz reply

  14. My name is ranjeet and i am selected as jto in 2nd round in Gujarat zone,but during my application fill up my mother name was written wrong (one letter) is there any chances to kick off during document verification,plz reply

    • 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.

  15. 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

    • If you haven’t joined BSNL as a TTA, Bond may be canceled. The 2nd list of JTOs have been released, please check your name.

    • 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?

  16. 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 ??

    • 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.

    • 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.

  17. How much remuneration a JTO will get during their initial training period ?
    And, how long will be training?

    • 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.

  18. 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).

    • 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.


  20. 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

    • 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.

  21. 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 ?

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

    • 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

    • 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

      • 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

  24. 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.

    • 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.

  25. some people are saying that privatisation me occur in bsnl….is it true?
    and when will the final result will come of BSNL TTA 2016?

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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

        • 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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