Govt jobs for electrical engineering: PSUs, Railways, Engineering Services & State Electricity Boards

Amongst Engineering Core Branches, Electrical Engineering is one of them. Minus Electrical Engineers, we will not be having electricity at our home, transportation to travel, in fact, anything that embroils heavy electrical. Therefore, by now you all must have predicted the general definition of Electrical Engineering. Yes, Electrical Engineering is the branch of Engineering that involves study and application of Electricity.Moreover, it is understandable that Electrical Engineers are required in nearly every core diligence. There are countless job opportunities for them including many government jobs. In this article, we will encounter some Government job opportunities available for Electrical Engineers.

Airport Authority of India Recruitment of Engineers

Check: Latest Govt Jobs Notifications

Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) jobs

Name of the PSUSelection ProcessPay Scale
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)GATE, GD & GT, PI24,900 - 50,500
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)GATE, PI20,600 - 46,500 (DT) & 24,900 - 50,500 (AT)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)GATE, PI24,900 - 50,500
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)GATE, GD, PI24,900 - 50,500
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)GD, PI24,900 - 50,500
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)GATE, PI24,900 - 50,500
Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID)GATE, GD, PI24,900 - 50,500
Coal India Limited (CIL)All India Selection Test, PI20,600 - 46,500 (DT) & 24,900 - 50,500 (AT)
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)GATE, PI16400-40500 (DT) & 24,900 - 50,500 (AT)
Engineers India Limited (EIL)Open Competition, PI20,600 - 46,500
National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)Written Exam, GD, PI20,600 - 46,500
Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC)GATE, PI20,600 - 46,500
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)GATE, PI20,600 - 46,500
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)GATE, Personal Interview, HR Interview16,400 - 40,500
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)GATE, PI16,400 - 40,500
Bharat Sanchar Nigam LimitedGATE, Document Verification16,400 - 40,500

In addition to basic pay, the employees also enjoy Perks and Allowances such as:

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance (varies with companies)
  3. Cafeteria Approach (differs with companies)
  4. Performance Related Pay (varies with PSUs)

There are Other benefits too provided by these companies to their staffs like:

  • Medical benefits for self and family
  • Leave Encashment
  • Provident Fund
  • Gratuity
  • Postretirement Benefit Scheme
  • Canteen facilities, etc

Apart from these Maharatna and Navratna companies, there are Miniratna-I and Miniratna-II companies too which generate many vacancies for Electrical Engineers.


Indian Engineering Services

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a combined three-stage competitive examination every year called Engineering Services Examination (ESE) to recruit Graduate engineers to the Indian Engineering services. ESE is the most prestigious examination of India and often termed as one of the toughest exams in India. Electrical Engineers serves the country through the following services:

  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • P&T Building Works Service (Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications)
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Indian Army)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Service)

State Electricity Departments

Every Indian state has an Electricity department which functions under the guidance of Government. The individual departments further divided in Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution. For the smooth functioning of these sections, they require young talented Electrical Engineers at the post of Assistant or Executive Engg. This is a high paying secure government job for Electrical Engineers.

Read: Government Jobs for Engineers

Railways Jobs for Electrical Engineers

Railway Recruitment Board appoints Electrical Engineers through the exam to let them serve in the electrical department of railways.

The entry-level designations for electrical engineers in the railways are:


  • Junior Engineer
  • Section Engr
  • Assistant Electrical Engr
  • Divisional Electrical Engr
  • Senior Divisional Electrical Engr

The Railway recruitment board conducts the examinations of the Railways SSE and JE. A candidate with Diploma in Engineering certificate is eligible for the JE post and Engineer degree is must for SSE post. You can check here the RRB Junior Engineer Salary, Senior Section Engineer Salary and their posting departments in Indian Railways.

Selection Process

The candidates will go through Written Examination and Document Verification for the selection process.

Pay Scale, Perks, and Allowances

  • Basic Pay is INR 9,300 under the pay scale INR 9,300 – 34,800/-

Apart from basic pay, the employees also enjoy Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance, etc.

Banking Sector Recruitment

Many assume that Electrical Engineers are not so beneficial in banking segments. But it’s a wrong hypothesis. Like I said formerly that Electrical Engineers are utilized everywhere. In banking sector also Electrical Engineers are appointed for the following services:

  • Preservingchief electrical equipment like Inverters, Generators, etc.These electrical components should run systematically because banking system needs to function 24×7 and thus can’t afford a power failure.
  • Energy Auditing

Also, Engineers can go for Probationary Officer post which a class-I equivalent cadre to central government jobs. Bank PO Salary, perks and facilities are at the level of some PSUs Graduate Engineers post, so there is no harm to join a public sector bank as a PO.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

There are many ministries and Departments beneath the Government of India. Lakhs of officers work in these Departments to run the country. To accomplish the requirement of Graduate Engineers in these departments from numerous streams, the Government of India conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC-CGL) every year. The Class-II officer SSC CGL Salary in hand is more than 40000 person month which is much higher than many private jobs. And now personal interview stage has been removed from the Exam, hence cracking this test is much easier than GATE and Bank PO exams. You can check here the latest SSC CGL Notification 2018 for the various jobs in government department at Group B & Group C post.

Read also: How to prepare for SSC CGL

19 thoughts on “Govt jobs for electrical engineering: PSUs, Railways, Engineering Services & State Electricity Boards

  1. Please do prefer central govt. jobs over PSU’s. I know PSU’s are offering attractive CTC, but the work-life balance is absent there. You also need some quality time for self & family. And remember, in PSU’s staff people always are happier than officers.

  2. Terrific post but I was wanting to know if you could
    write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could
    elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it!

    • You can apply directly after recruitment notice of section engineer or Junior Engineer post. These posts are notified by railways. If you want to work on a higher post, you should appear for the Indian Engineering service examination.

  3. Eager to know the dates from which the application can be filed for posts of graduate engineer / management trainees in coal india ltd./ MTNL / NALCO / BSNL / HAL.

  4. Sir, I completed my BE in electrical engineering and presently working.
    I am interested in core electrical government jobs. Suggest good institutes to take training possibly evenings & mornings.

  5. Hello sir
    My name is Akbar
    I am doing my electrical engineering under JNTU kakinada
    Can you suggest me to get a good job in government sector with high salary

    • Prepare for the GATE exam, the companies like IOCL, BPCL, GAIL, NTPC, Powergrid are paying best compensation in the government sector. Try to get the job in these PSUs.

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