Indian railway is one of the largest employers in the government sector in India. It issues all of the notification through official regional recruitment boards. Senior section engineer is also one of the key posts in Railway at Group C level with Grade pay of 4600.
As Indian Railway is a fully government-owned department, hence the senior section engineer is one of the most secure jobs for the engineers who are willing to work in Railways. Most of the Engineers are recruited for maintenance, drawing and designing work.
In this post, I will explain the various posting departments for Senior section engineer, the eligibility criteria and salary in hand for a newly recruited senior section engineer.
A senior section engineer works in most of engineering & projects department. The SSE cadre is also known as the technical backbone of Indian Railways. SSE works in the following departments
- Drawing, Design & Estimation
- Research Engineer
- Mechanical Workshop
- Carriage & Wagon
- DSL Mechanical/Electrical
- Jig & Tools
- General Electrical
- S & T
- PCO Shop Floor
- Track Machine
- Material Superintendent
The students of following branches of Engineering are eligible to apply for the post of SSE in railways.
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Instrumentation & Control
- Tools & machining
- Tools & Die Making
- Information Technology
- MSC Electronics
Senior Section Engineer Salary
Earlier senior section engineer recruited on the CDA pay scale of 9300-34800 with Grade pay of 4600. As we know that 7th CPC is already implemented in all GoI departments w.e.f. 01.01.2016. Hence the salary of Senior section engineer has also been revised. The revised basic pay of Senior Section Engineer is 44900. Here is breakup of total salary of Railway SSE.
|Post Group||Basic Pay after 7th CPC||DA||HRA EPF Employers Contribution||HRA||Gross Salary after 7th CPC in Rs|
After adding the dearness allowances, House rent allowances and EPF the minimum total gross salary of a newly recruited SSE is 53808 and maximum 65931. The salary may vary due to time to time variation in the DA rates and posting the location of SSE.
DA, HRA, EPF & Other facilities
The central dearness allowances rates are revised after every six months, the current DA rate for the central government employees is 7%.
The House rent allowances rates are based on the place of posting of an employee. These rates are revised with the pay revision. Currently, HRA rates for A, B & C types cities are 27%, 18%, and 9% respectively. The SSEs who are living in staff quarters are not entitled to the HRA benefits.
The Employee provident fund is deposited on the SSE’s PF account. The 12% of Basic pay plus DA from the Senior Section Engineer’s salary and the employer also contribute the equal amount for the same. From the employer’s contribution, 8.33 is for EPF and remaining 3.67 contributed towards the pension scheme. So total 20.33% of basic pay is being deposited every month in Employee provident fund account.
Apart from the above cash benefits the Senior Section Engineer railways get Railway pass, Leave Traveling Concession, Medical benefit, leave encashments etc.