RRB JE Salary: Check Job Profile, Salary Structure and Career Growth

RRB JE Salary: The Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer (RRB JE) is one of the most sought after recruitment tests among engineering graduates across the nation. A handful of salary, relaxed work hours, job security are the key attractions for these posts. The RRB recruits aspirants for various posts under the Junior Engineer category. In the article below candidates will get to know more about RRB JE salary structure and also get an idea of the various allowances and perks entitled to the post.

RRB JE Posts 

RRB JE salary structure has been revised as per the 7th pay commission. All the posts under the RRB JE are provided below:

  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
  • Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

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RRB JE Pay Scale

The basic pay that has been decided as per the 7th pay commission guidelines is Rs.35,400/- and other allowances entitled at that time. The grade pay for various post under RRB Junior Engineer is given below:

Name of the Post Pay Band Grade pay
Junior Engineer (JE) Rs.35400 – Rs.112400 Rs. 4,200
Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

RRB JE Salary Based on Job Location

According to the RRB JE Notification, the RRB JE Salary will depend upon the location of the posting. The Indian Railways have divided cities into 3 classes in which candidates will receive their salary according to the class of the city they have been posted. The three classes are as follows:

  • Class A: Metropolis
  • Class B: Metropolis + Other Big Cities
  • Class C: Village + Small Cities

The salary structure for Junior Engineer according to their job location is given in the table below:

RRB JE Salary Structure as per Job Location
Component Class A Class B Class C
Basic Pay 13,500 13,500 13,500
Dearness Allowance 16,875 16,875 16,875
House Rent Allowance 4050 2700 1350
Other Allowance 4000 4000 4000
Salary in Hand 38,425 37,075 35,725
Deduction (Approx) 2000 2000 2000
Total Pay 36,425 35,075 33,725

RRB JE Salary Allowances & Perks

The allowances and perks apart from basic pay in the salary structure are as follows:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)
  • Railway Pass
  • Educational Allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Special Allowance

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There have been certain changes in the House Rent Allowance after the 7th Pay Commission has been levied. The House Rent Allowance revised changes are as follows:

City- category House Rent Allowance before 7th Pay Commission House Rent Allowance after 7th Pay Commission
Population>50 lakhs (X) 30% 24%
Population within 50 lakhs (Y) 20% 16%
Population <5 lakhs (Z) 10% 8%

RRB JE Responsibilities & Job Role

The various responsibilities of a Junior Engineer are given below:

  • Periodical and Accounting verification of stores and tools in his charge.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the valuable equipment like Overhead (OHE), substations (PS) which are indulged in the shifting of rolling stock.
  • Monitoring the signalling installation of the stations.
  • Checking the working and availability of IT hardware/ software/ office equipment like photocopiers, fax machines, etc.

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RRB JE Career Growth

After a certain period, there are chances of promotion for RRB JE. However, the time period is different for all departments. Many times, candidates might have to take departmental exams for promotions.

  1. Senior Section Engineer
  2. Assistant Divisional Engineer
  3. Divisional Engineer
  4. Senior Divisional Engineer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Pay Band of a Junior Engineer in RRB JE?

Ans. The Pay Band of a Junior Engineer in RRB JE is Rs.35400 – Rs.112400

Q.What is the highest post in RRB JE?

Ans. The highest post under RRB JE is of Senior Divisional Engineer.

Q. What is the grade pay of Junior Engineer?

Ans. The grade pay of Junior Engineer is 4,200/-

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