The Railways employees enjoy an attractive salary package along with various other allowances. Moreover, it is the salary and benefits summed up with job security and opportunity for further growth that acts as a motivation to go for RRB jobs. Millions of candidates, contest for securing a job under RRB every year only for these reasons. To add to the good news the 7th Pay Commission has also revised the RRB JE Salary for 2021. RRB has already released the RRB JE Syllabus, RRB JE Exam Pattern for 2021. candidates must go through the syllabus and start preparing for the exam.
Let’s have a look into the Grade pay for RRB JE Salary 2021:
|CPC Level||Grade Pay||Pay Scale||Post Name|
|Level-6||Rs. 4,200||Rs.35400 – 112400||(JE) Junior Engineer.|
|[JE (IT)] Junior Engineer Information Technology.|
|(DMS) Depot Material Superintendent.|
|(CMA) Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant.|
As we all know RRB employees enjoy lots of benefits and allowances we will have a look at some basic allowances and grade pay of the employees now.
The allowances provided to the RRB JE employee are:
HRA is generally provided to the RRB JE employees to meet their house rent need. As per the 7th pay commission, the HRA has been revised:
The basic HRA of an employee starts from 24% for X class cities, 16% for Y class Cities, 8% for Z class cities.
There is also a minimum criterion of HRA payment. If according to your grade pay 24% HRA does not sum up to Rs 5400 minimum for X class cities, you will still receive Rs 5400. Likewise, the minimum HRA pay in Y class cities is Rs 3600 and in Z class cities it is Rs 1800.
If the employee’s DA crosses 25%, the HRA would be 27% for the X class cities, 18% for the Y class cities and 9% for the Z class cities.
If the DA crosses 50%, the HRA would be 30% for the X class cities, 20% for the Y class cities and 10% for the Z class cities.
Note: The X category cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune. The Y category contains almost 100 towns with a population above 5 Lakhs. The Z category contains rural areas.
Currently, the Dearness Allowance or DA is 17% of the basic pay. Govt of India changes the DA% according to the living cost and inflation in the recent market. It the living adjustment cost of the employees. It was revised by the union cabinet on 29th October 2019. Dearness Allowance or (DA) is merged with basic pay therefore, it is not shown separately.
Transport allowance is provided to the employee to cover their traveling expense from home to office. TA is approx Rs 4000 for X class cities and Rs 2000 for Y & Z class cities.
The other allowances consist of the pension scheme and medical allowance.
In conclusion, we can see the salary package is attractive and as well as added benefits of the jobs attract the candidates the most. candidates must check out the RRB JE Eligibility to find out if they are eligible to apply for the exam. Keep an eye on the RRB JE Notification for the update of exam dates.
The minimum HRA per employee is 24% for X class cities. However if according to your pay level your HRA does not some up to Rs 5400 you will still receive Rs 5400 as a guaranteed HRA as per 7th CPC.
These are classification of cities according to the population. X class cities are metro cities. Y class places contain almost 100 towns with a population above 5 Lakhs. Z class places consist of rural areas.
The max HRA % in X class cities is 30%
Yes, a Medical facility is provided to all RRB employees.
TA for Z class place is Rs 2000.