RRB JE Salary After 7th Pay Commission

RRB JE salary in hand after 7th pay commission

RRB JE 2019 – Salary In Hand, Job Profile, Career Opportunities:

RRB announced recruitment for 13487 vacancies for several RRB JE posts. The posts under RRB JE include Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA).

Number of vacancies offered post wise:

Post Name  Vacancies
Junior Engineer 12844
Junior Engineer (Information Technology) 29
Depot Material Superintendent 227
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant 387
Total 13487

Candidates between the age of 21 – 33 yrs are eligible to apply for these posts.

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Candidates who have applied for RRB JE will have to know about the salary structure, Career Progressions, Job Profile for the posts they have applied for. Salary structure would differ during the training period and post-training period.

RRB JE Salary In Hand After 7th Pay Commission:

RRB JE salary after 7th pay commission has seen a considerable hike. As per 7th pay CPC matrix, the pay scale of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) is Level 6 with initial pay of Rs. 35400/- plus allowances.

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RRB JE Salary During Training:

Candidates who have qualified for the RRB JE exam will be appointed as Junior Engineers in Indian railways. Initially, candidates will go through training to know the duties to be done as a junior engineer. During training, candidates can receive Rs.34500/- as their pay.

RRB JE Salary Post Training:

After the training period, candidates will be posted in different locations. RRB JE salary depends upon the location of their posting. On successful completion of training, candidates will receive allowances like HRA, TRA, and incentives. Candidates after their training period will receive a salary around Rs. 42000/-.


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RRB JE Salary Allowances:

Apart from the salary, Junior Engineers will receive other allowances offered by the government. The allowances are:

  • House Rent Allowances
  • Travel Allowances
  • Medical Allowances
  • Educational Allowances
  • Railway Duty Pass
  • Festival Allowances

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RRB JE Salary and benefits will vary according to the cities they are posted in. According to Indian railways, the Indian cities are divided into 3 different categories, Class X cities, Class Y cities, Class Z cities.

RRB JE Salary according to Job location:

Component Class X Class Y Class Z
Basic Pay 13500 13500 13500
House Rent Allowances 4,050 (30% of Basic) 2700 (20% of Basic) 1350 (10% of Basic)
Dearness Allowances
(125% of Basic)
16875 16875 16875
Other Allowances (approx) 4000 4000 4000
Salary In Hand 38425 37075 35725
Deductions (approx) 2000 2000 2000
Total Pay 36425 35075 33725

RRB JE Salary After 7th Pay:

Revised RRB JE salary after 7th pay:

Component Pay
Pay Band (Current Salary) 29300 – 34800
Grade Pay (Current Salary) 4200
Pay Band (VI CPC) 29300 – 34800
Grade Pay (VI CPC) 4800
Pay Band (VII CPC) 37200 – 139200
Grade Pay (VII CPC) 19200
On Selection/ Promotion, Entry Pay 72600

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RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Job Profile:

JE Group Job Description
JE (Information Technology)
  • Webmaster and is responsible for updating the content on the website of the railway on a daily basis.
  • Availability of IT hardware/ software/ office equipment like a photocopier, fax machines, etc.
JE (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Look after the conditions of components of goods wagons and passengers coaches.
  • To make a defect-free rolling stocks, i.e., diesel.
JE (Electrical Engineering)
  • 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 the 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.
JE (Electronics & Communication Engineering)
  • Look after the signalling installation of the stations.
  • Finalising the proposal for work budget, revenue, periodic review.
JE (Civil Engineering)
  • 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
  • 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 Junior Engineer (JE) Career Progression:

RRB JE would be a great opportunity for candidates who are looking for a job in the railways department.  After a certain period of time, there are chances of promotion of RRB JE, promotions will be based on departmental exams.

The promotional hierarchy of RRB JE is as follows:

  1. Junior Engineer.
  2. Senior Section Engineer
  3. Assistant Divisional Engineer
  4. Divisional Engineer
  5. Sr. Divisional Engineer

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We hope that this article is helpful in knowing the salary of RRB Junior Engineer after 7th pay, career progression and Job description of Junior Engineers.


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