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

As we already aware that Electrical engineering deals with Electricity, power supply, generation, distribution, management efficiency, conservation etc. It is an evergreen branch of Engineering which always have a steady demand for the young blood in the almost all sector like Power, Manufacturing, Automobile, Telecom, etc.  So here I am going to share the list of job opportunities available for the electrical Engineers in India.

When it comes for the job for the Engineers in Government sector, the first name come in mind is the Public Sector Undertakings, Most of the Maharatna & Navratna CPSEs are the market leader in their respective sector and having offices in outside India too. They have the best package to offer for the young fresh graduates.

Government Company Jobs

Personally, I think BHEL, PGCIL, POSOCO, NTPC, NHPC are the best picks for the Electrical Engineering graduates. Here I have listed out the top PSUs where an Electrical Engineer can start their career and work for the nation building.

List of PSUs for Electrical Engineers

Sr. No.Name of the PSUSelection ProcessPay Scale
1Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)GATE, GD & GT, PI60,000 – 1,80,000
2Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)GATE, PI50,000 – 1,60,000 (DT) & 60,000 – 1,80,000 (AT)
3Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)GATE, PI60,000 – 1,80,000
4National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)GATE, GD, PI60,000 – 1,80,000
5Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)GD, PI60,000 – 1,80,000
6Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)GATE, PI60,000 – 1,80,000
7Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID)GATE, GD, PI60,000 – 1,80,000
8Coal India Limited (CIL)All India Selection Test, PI50,000 – 1,60,000 (DT) & 60,000 – 1,80,000 (AT)
9National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)GATE, PI40,000 – 1,40,000 (DT) & 60,000 – 1,80,000 (AT)
10Engineers India Limited (EIL)Open Competition, PI50,000 – 1,60,000
11National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)Written Exam, GD, PI50,000 – 1,60,000
12Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC)GATE, PI50,000 – 1,60,000
13Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)GATE, PI20,600 – 46,500
14Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)GATE, Personal Interview, HR Interview40,000 – 1,40,000
15Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)GATE, PI40,000 – 1,40,000
16Bharat Sanchar Nigam LimitedGATE, Document Verification16,400 – 40,500

Check: PSU Salary Structure

The 2nd most lucrative opportunity in the power sector apart from the Public Sector Undertakings is the state level power generation, transmission, and distribution companies, which regularly recruit electrical engineer in bulk. They offer an almost equal package to many CPSEs or Railway department.

For northern Indian states, anyone can apply. But the state like Maharashtra, Telangana, Orissa, Tamilnadu, AP one must have sound knowledge of the local language.

Central Government Department

Most of Graduate find it difficult to differentiate between a central government department and the Govt Public Sector undertaking.

The list of top Central government organization job for the Electrical engineering graduate is

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO Salary)
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC Salary)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO Salary)
  • Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
  • Heavy Water Board

These departments may take the separate examination for the recruitment of Scientist or the Officers at Group A post. The outstanding engineers get the quick promotion to the next level very early as compared to other state or central government department, and that’s the reason that they are flourishing & making India proud across the globe.

Indian Engineering Services

The Indian Engineering services and the state level services also offer a solid package along with top facilities and prime city posting location to young and dynamic engineering graduates. They just have to qualify a GATE like a rigorous competitive examination to get the job in the central or state government departments.

Indian Engineer service will open the door to work in the following govt organizations

  • Indian Railway
  • Ordnance Factories
  • Indian Defence Services for Engineers
  • Assist Executive Engineer Ministry of Defence
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I in Indian Navy.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’

Here I want to mention a point that Group A is the lower administrative or management post in the Government organization and in the Engineering service examination every post includes the Group or Class of the executive. Candidate must try for the Group A service. If you choose the Group B then it would take 15 to 20 Years to reach Group A. In this case you should rather try for the good PSU through GATE.

Check: IES vs PSU, IES Salary after 7th CPC

Other Opportunities

Above mentioned jobs top class and difficult to get due to high competition level. So if someone finds it really hard to track, they can try for the Banking sector, SSC, State Level PSC etc.

In banking, SBI is the right option for the engineers and it has the salary comparable to the many Public Sector Enterprises.

The SSC CGL examination conducted every year for the graduates to work in the various ministries and government department located in the all over India. Here the work profile is the non-technical but the social status & pay is comparable to Banks and many PSUs.

I hope this will help you to set the priorities to get a right job after the graduation in the Electrical Engineering.

20 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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