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RRB JE 2019: Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Job Profile and Promotion Policy

In this article, we are going to provide you all the information related to roles and responsibilities of a RRB Junior Engineer (JE) in various Government Departments alongwith their salary structure, allowances given to them and promotion policy. RRB JE 1st Stage CBT 2019 Exam will be held from 22nd May 2019 onwards.

May 30, 2019 15:51 IST
RRB JE Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Job Profile and Promotion Policy

As per the latest notification, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has invited application for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) for total 13847 Vacancies this year. RRB JE 1st Stage CBT 2019 Exam will be held from 22nd May 2019 onwards. Let's have a look at the post-wise vacancy for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment:

Break-up of 13487 Vacancies under RRB JE 2019 Recruitment

Post Name

Number of Vacancies

Junior Engineer (JE)

12844

Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

29

Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)

227

Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

387

Total Vacancies

13487

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In this article, we will provide you all the information related to the RRB JE 2019 Jobs; be it the nature of the work, pay scales, salary structure or the promotion policies. Let us first look at the Pay Scale of a RRB Junior Engineer in detail:

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Pay Scale of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission

Pay Scale for Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) is Level 06 as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs. 35400/-, plus other allowances admissible at that time.

Salary of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission

Name of Posts

Pay Scale

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Junior Engineer (JE)

Level - 6

Rs.35400 - 112400

Rs. 4,200

Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)]

Depot Material Superintendant (DMS)

Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

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Allowances given to RRB Junior Engineer (JE)

Apart from the Basic Pay, a RRB Junior Engineer is entitled to several other benefits and allowances. These allowances will vary as per the various official rules of the respective Government Departments where the candidates are posted. Some of these allowances are:

1. Dearness Allowance

2. House Rent Allowance

3. Transport Allowance

4. City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)

5. Railway Duty Pass

6. Educational Allowance

7. Medical Facilities

8. Other Special Allowance

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The House Rent Allowance (HRA) of all government employees will be calculated as per the criteria mentioned below in the table:

Category of Cities

HRA Before 7th Pay Commission

HRA After 7th Pay Commission

X

30%

24%

Y

20%

16%

Z

10%

8%

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The three categories of cities are classified according to their population density. Let’s look at the list of cities which fall under the X, Y and Z categories:

Categories

Cities

X

(Population >= 50 Lakhs)

Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata

 

Y

(Population 5 to 50 Lakhs)

Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Puducherry, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Raipur, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Moradabad, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar Cty, Vijayawada, Warangal, Greater Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Guwahati, Patna, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Salem, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Erode, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Sangli, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Vadodara, Surat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Srinagar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City, Belgaum, Malegaon, Nanded-Waghala, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur, Noida, Firozabad, Jhansi, Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur

Z

(Population < 5 Lakhs)

All other remaining cities

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Salary Structure of RRB JE after 7th Pay Commission

Component

Class X Cities

Class Y Cities

Class Z Cities

Basic Pay

13500

13500

13500

Dearness Allowance (125% of Basic)

16875

16875

16875

House Rent Allowance

4,050 (30% of Basic)

2700 (20% of Basic)

1350 (10% of Basic)

Other Allowances (Approx.)

4000

4000

4000

Salary in Hand

38425

37075

35725

Deductions (Approx.)

2000

2000

2000

Total Pay

36425

35075

33725

Job Profile of RRB Junior Engineer (JE)

The Job Profile of a Junior Engineer differs as per the different engineering posts under RRB JE Profile. Below are the major roles and responsibilities performed by a RRB Junior Engineer in different departments:

RRB JE Job Profile

RRB JE - Civil Engineer Job Profile

In the beginning, RRB Civil Junior Engineer work as a Supervisor under Civil Engineering Department. They are also referred as Inspector of works or Incharge of tracks. RRB JE (Works) role includes a small jurisdiction of approximately 50-60 km of Railway Track.

Below are the major roles and responsibilities of a RRB Civil Junior Engineer:

  • Take responsibilities for maintenance and construction of Railway building including staff quarters, encroachment of railway land, water supply to these buildings, etc.

  • Periodical and Accounting verification of stores and tools in his charge. 

  • Ensuring that railway track is maintained in a better way for allowing safe, smooth and fast movements of trains.

  • Bridge maintenance, workshop and construction in railway division.

  • Making the estimation, drawing of work need to put for full platform readiness.

  • Creation of Assets, such as Platform Extension Work, Platform Shed Construction/ Repairs, Painting, etc.

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RRB JE - Electrical Engineer Job Profile

RRB JE Electrical Engineer works in the Electrical Department. Below are the major roles and responsibilities of a RRB Electrical Junior Engineer:

  • Maintenance of electric locomotive, equipment overhead and traction (i.e. control the speed at which the drive wheels spins) distribution, lighting & air conditioning (AC) of train, power supply, safety system etc.

  • Monitoring and maintaining the valuable equipment like Overhead (OHE), substations (PS) which are indulged in the shifting of rolling stock.

  • Producing and safeguarding the Main Line EMUs (MEMUs), Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) and Electric Locomotives.

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RRB JE - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer Job Profile

RRB JE Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer works in the Telecommunication Department. Below are the major roles and responsibilities of a RRB Electronics & Telecommunication Junior Engineer:

  • Look after the signaling installation of the stations.

  • Finalizing the proposal for work budget, revenue, periodic review.

RRB JE - Mechanical Engineer Job Profile

RRB JE Mechanical Engineer works in the Mechanical Department. Below are the major roles and responsibilities of a RRB Mechanical Junior Engineer:

  • Look after the conditions of components of goods wagons and passengers coaches.

  • To make a defect free rolling stocks, i.e., diesel.

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RRB JE - Information Technology (IT) Job Profile

RRB JE Information Technology Engineer works in the IT Department. Below are the major roles and responsibilities of a RRB IT Junior Engineer:

  • RRB IT JE is a webmaster and is responsible for updating the content on the website of railway on daily basis.

  • Availability of IT hardware/ software/ office equipment like photocopier, fax machines, etc.

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RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Career Growth and Promotion Policy

After certain period, there are chances of promotion for a RRB JE. However, the time period is different for all departments. Many a times, candidates might have to take departmental exams for promotions. While at certain times promotions are also given considering the number of years given to the service by the candidate.

Let us see the organizational hierarchy and promotion flow of a RRB Junior Engineer (JE) in descending order:

RRB JE Promotion

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So, the Job Profile of a RRB JE can be a great opportunity for those candidates who are looking for a job in the railway department. RRB JE profile can offer you a government job with a good salary package. Before applying to the various positions offered by RRB for the JE, JE (IT), CMA and DMS posts, candidates are advised to look at the eligibility criteria, age limit and the educational qualification for the respective posts.