Not long ago the Navratna Company had circulated the Power Grid recruitment notice for the post of Executive Trainee in the discipline of Electricals, Electronics, Civil and Computer Science. This article enlightens the pay structure, promotion opportunities of newly recruited engineers in POWERGRID Corporation. The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Navratna Company, is one of the largest Transmission Utilities in the world.
PGCIL Executive Trainee Salary in Hand
Power Grid Corporation of India provides best CTC among government PSUs. The basic pay of newly recruited ET will start from Rs 60,000 on the E3 pay scale (60,000-1,80,000). On that basic pay, the employees will also get Dearness allowances, House Rent allowances, Provident Fund, superannuation benefits, gratuity etc. You can get the salary breakup for the Executive Trainees of PGCIL in below table.
|Power Grid Executive Trainees Salary after 3rd PRC|
|Salary Component||Executive Trainee||Assistant Engineer Trainee|
|Pay Scale||60,000 - 1,80,000||50,000 - 1,60,000|
|Initial Basic Pay||60,000||50,000|
|EPF+ DA + Perk + PRP||54,480||45,400|
|Minimum Monthly Gross Salary in Rs||1,14,480||95,400|
After the implementation of 3rd PRC POWER GRID Corporation had revised the pay scales of the Officers post which came into effect from 01.01.2017. The details of the pay scales for an Executive position at PGCIL is mentioned in the points below:
Power Grid PAY SCALES from 01.01.2017
- The existing structure of grades and entitlements in the case of executives will remain same wherever there is a sharing of pay scales.
- Applications for board level posts in Schedule A CPSEs shall be provided to Public Enterprise Selection Board in respect of executives in E8 and above grades only.
- The rate of annual increment in the revised scales of pay shall be three percent.
- The current and corresponding revised scale of pay effective from 01.01.2007 for the Engineers are mentioned in the table below:
|Power Grid Corp Pay Scales for Executives 01.01.2017|
The Dearness Allowance in the Revised pay scales as on 01.01.2017 shall be zero, linked to All India Consumer Price Index. It gets revised after every 3 months of period. The Government of India releases the revised rates through the official website.
HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE (HRA)
The house rent allowance (HRA) is at the following rates:
|Power Grid Revised HRA Rates from 29.05.2018|
|City Class||House Rent Allowance Rate (% of Basic Pay)|
|X - Class||24%|
|Y - Class||16%|
|Z - Class||8%|
CITY COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCE
The city compensatory allowance was abolished from 29.05.2008
Employer’s, as well as employee’s contribution to the provident fund, will be active by the revised pay and DA.
OTHER PERKS AND ALLOWANCES
The profit-making Navratna & Maharatna Companies are not only paying highest Cost to Company (CTC) but also extending the best facilities to their executives and non executive staff. The Power Grid extends many benefits to employees which are the best among the whole government sector. Here are the few of them
- Benefits of cafeteria approach limited to 49% of basic pay
- Locational Allowances
- Performance Related Pay
- Telephone/Mobile Facility
- Conveyance Reimbursement
- Medical facilities, Group Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Short and Long Term Loans & Advances
- Company Car
- Superannuation Benefit
The Graduate Engineers in the Power Grid Corporation get the 1st promotion just after completion of 3 years of regular service. Promotion up to E6 Grade is smooth and fast enough to accommodate the talent pool. However, after E6 Grade the upgradation depends on the available vacancy at higher positions.
|Power Grid Executive Trainees Career Growth|
|Grade||No of Years to reach next Grade|
|E7||Post & Vacancy Based|