Graduate Engineers salary structure in top Govt PSUs

Nowadays many Graduate engineers want to join the Government PSUs for a Job due to Job security, better salary structure & good facility etc. As most of us thinking that all government Companies may have the same pay scale for Graduate engineers but it’s not true at all.

The pay revision for Central Public Sector Enterprises is prepared by Government appointed the committee which is commonly known as PRC (Pay revision Committee). On the basis of the committee report, Govt of India takes the decision on pay revision of employees of PSUs.

As all the Central Public sector Enterprises are Companies registered under Company Act. Hence government usually doesn’t provide monetary support to these PSUs. Hence their pay revision totally depends on the affordability of the Company. It also means that financially weak company may not afford the pay revision burden and hence they are free to not to implement the same due to financial constraints. Whereas the companies with sound financial status may provide the best compensation to its employees in the market, sometimes it may be better than private MNCs.

Read also: 3rd PRC Estimated Salary

Pay scales of TOP PSUs for engineers

PSU NameName of the PostPay ScaleInitial Basic Pay in RsApprox Gross salary per Month
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)Assistant Executive Engineer24900-505002490070k to 80k
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)Executive Trainee24900-505002565070k to 80k
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)Management Trainees24900-505002490070k to 80k
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)Officers24900-505002490070k to 80k
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)Engineers/Officers24900-505002490070k to 80k
Oil India Limited (OIL)Executive Trainees24900-505002490070k to 80k
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)Graduate Trainees (GTs)24900-505002490070k to 80k
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)Executive Trainee24900-505002490070k to 80k
Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC)Graduate Executive Trainee20600-465002060060k to 70k
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)Management Trainee20600-465002060060k to 70k
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)Management Trainee16400-405001640060k to 70k
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)Engineer Trainee24900-505002490070k to 80k
Coal India Limited (CIL)Management Trainees20600-465002060060k to 70k
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation(NHPC)Graduate Engineers20600-465002060060k to 70k
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)Junior Telecom Officer (JTO)20600-465002060050k to 60k
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)Graduate Trainees16400-405001640050k to 60k
National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)Management Trainee16400-405001640050k to 60k
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)Junior Telecom Officer (JTO)16400-405001640045k to 55k
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)Deputy Engineer16400-405001640045k to 55k

Components of salary in PSUs

Pay scale

Every executive is working on a pay scale. It is a range of basic pay in which employee is fixed. This is also an indication of employees rank, gross salary, facilities etc. Same is shown in the 3rd column of above table. Pay scales are revised after every 10 years. Next pay revision is due from 01.01.2017.

Basic Pay

It is actual current basic pay of an employee. On the basis of basic pay other benefits like Dearness allowances, perks, performance related pay, House rent allowances, medical facilities, travel allowances are calculated. So high basic pay means higher CTC.

Dearness allowances

It is the percentage of basic pay which is added on basic pay for salary purpose. Current Industrial dearness allowance rate is 114.8.It is calculated on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI). It is revised 4 times in a year & generally increased on the basis of AICPI data.


House rent allowances are applicable to employees who are not provided Company accommodation. Current HRA rates are 10%, 20% & 30% based on the location/city of posting of an employee.


Perks are generally provided by profit making Government PSUs to their employees. It varies from a company to company.

Provident Fund

It is a type of retirement benefit scheme in which contribution from the employee as well as the same amount from the employer is deposited to employees EPF account on monthly basis. The current rate is 12% of Basic Pay plus IDA. It means every month total 24% of basic pay plus DA is deposited in employee’s account.

Apart from these benefits Public sector employees get Leave Travel Concessions, Medical facility for employee & his /her dependents, Superannuation benefit (Retirement benefit), Gratuity etc.

I have tried to include main benefits available to public sector employees; they could be more from company to company. In the case of any doubt please feel free to comment.

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9 thoughts on “Graduate Engineers salary structure in top Govt PSUs

  1. What will the minimum grade given to the Diploma engineers in these top psu And there wage And what will be the Diploma engineers consider to executive or non executive.

    • You need to have a valid degree certificate in engineering from a recognised university or college. There aren’t any minimum percentage criteria for BSNL JTO Exam.

  2. Thanks for such a great topic. I have read salary structure in PSUs from different website & compared it through government sites. I observed that information in this site is most authentic & accurate. Then I have decided to read some more topics on the site. I found that it is the best website for engineers who are more interested to join government job. The articles shared here have covered all the essentials things which every job seekers must know before joining a government job. Once again thanks for detailed info.

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