Railway Junior Engineer Salary in hand & Grade pay

Junior Engineer in the Railways is a group C post with Grade Pay of 4200 under 6th CPC. If you check the Group C post profile, most Government departments recruit Junior Engineers for the supervisory work in Electrical, Mechanical and Civil maintenance department. The JE recruited by Centralized on online India basis and have to appear on the open competitive exam.

RRB Junior Engineer Salary

As the last JE recruitment was issued for the pay band 9300–34800 GP- 4200. And we know that 7th CPC has already been implemented in all central government departments. Hence, now onward the Railways JE also get the appointment in the revised basic pay.

Here is the pay structure of Railways Junior Engineer at the time of appointment means after completion of training period.

Salary Breakup

RRB JE Salary after 7th CPC
Post NameJunior Enginer
Post ClassClass – III
6th CPC Pay Scale9,300-34,800
Grade Pay4,200
6th CPC Basic Pay13,500
7th CPC Basic Pay35,400
Gross Salary Per Month in Rs50,000 – 68,000

Junior Engineer post Department wise

As I said earlier that mostly JEs are posted in various maintenance departments of Railways. So they have different nomenclature in each section. Here is the list of Junior Engineers post name along with minimum qualification stream.

The candidates who possess Diploma in Civil Engineering or BSC Civil Or Combination of any substream with Civil as the main Stream are eligible for the following department.

Junior Engineer in

  1. P-way
  2. Works
  3.  Bridge Drawing & Design Estimation
  4. Research
  5. B & F

The job seekers who have a certificate in Diploma in Engineering with Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/  Instrumentation & Control/  Manufacturing/ Mechatronic/  Tools & Die Making/  Automobile/ Production Engg  are eligible to apply following post in the Railways

Junior Engineer in

  1. Mechanical Workshop
  2. Mechanical
  3. Carriage & Wagon (Open Line)
  4. Diesel Mechanical
  5. Diesel Electrical
  6. Drawing/ Design/ Designing & Drawing Mechanical

The applicant must have 3-year diploma certificate from Government Recognised institutes in Electrical or Mechanical or Electronics Engg. Or a combination of any sub-branch with these streams as a basic. The 50% of these seats are filled by a Diploma in Electrical Engineering students and remaining from other streams. Here is the post list

JE in

  1. Electrical/Electrical General
  2. Electrical TRD/TRS
  3.  Electrical Workshop
  4. Design Electrical
  5. Drawing/ Design/ Designing & Drawing Estimation Electrical

The candidates with Diploma certificate in Electronics/ Electrical/ Information Technology/ Communication Engg or Combination of any sub-branch with the basic stream is from these branches. There following are the section where these newly recruited technicians work

Check: Railway Group D post name list and salary

JE in

  1. Signal
  2. Telecommunication
  3. Drawing/ Drawing & Design/ Signal/ S & T

There are several other sections where a graduate from polytechnic college may work.

Junior Engineer in

  1. Track Machine
  2. Depot Material Superintendent
  3. IT
  4. Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant

Other Criteria

Minimum Qualification: Diploma in Engineering

Age limit: A candidate who is between 18 to 32 year old, is eligible to apply for the post. The age relaxation will be applicable for all reserved categories as per government directives.

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Yearly Bonus

The Government of India every year announces the productivity linked bonus during in October or November. The last year in 2017 the govt paid the 78 (Basic plus DA) days salary as a bonus to non gazetted employees. The ceiling for the bonus is 17951, it also means that the maximum amount payable is 17951.

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Provident Fund

Like any other central government employee, the railway staff is also eligible for provident fund benefits. Actually, the provident fund is deposited in employees PF account. The 12 % of basic pay plus DA from employees salary and the same amount from the employer is deposited in the employees PF account. Here basic pay plus da for Junior Engineer is  37878, hence EPF will be 4545 per month. An equal amount will be deposited by the Indian Railways. So total Rs 9090 will be deposited in the Junior Engineers EPF account. As per govt rules, 3.67 percentage of employers contribution will be in the pension fund.

House Rent Allowances

After implementation of 7th CPC, the new House rent allowances rates are 9%, 8% & 27% for the C, B, and A class cities of India. The rates will further increase to 10,20 and 30% when the CDA will touch 50% of Basic pay.

But the question is, do railway employees are eligible for HRA. The answer is Yes as well as no. The Indian Railways has it’s residential quarters in most of the Cities and small towns. Those employees are residing in the government allotted accommodation, they will not be eligible for the HRA. And those who are not living in staff quarter they will get the House rent allowance benefit with their salary.

So HRA applicable to Junior Engineer will vary from Rs 3186 to 9558/- per month.

Other Facility

Apart from the above benefits the Junior Engineer also get the free medical facility for their family, Railway pass, leave travel allowances (LTC), Hometown LTC, etc.

I hope this will help you calculate estimated salary of RRB Junior Engineer Railways.

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