“India has one of the largest railway networks in the world. Around 1.3 million persons are employed in Indian Railway. This article talks about the salary of employees working in Indian railway.”
Indian Railways is the largest railway network in Asia and the world’s second largest single entity employer. With over 1.3 million employees, the Railways is the largest public utility and commercial service in the country. This web section provides detailed information on Indian Railways salaries and allowances, especially after pay revision in line with recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Group-wise Railway Pay Band & Grade Pay Overview
|Group||Pay Band||Post Name|
|Group-A||8700 to 10000||Manager, General Manager|
|Group-B||4800 to 7600||Chief Yard Master, Station Supervisor and others|
|Group-C||2000 to 4600||Junior Engineer, Loco Pilot, Train Ticket Examiner, Reservation cum Ticketing Clerk & others|
|Group-D||1800 to 1900||Track Man, Helper, Track Maintainer and others|
Railway Group C & D Salary Structures
The following table details Group C & D Railway Employees Salary Structure. Railway’s front operation, train running and track maintenance, train and track security, electric supply, etc. The table gives entry level salary data for each post.
|Position||Present GP||New Salary (Start Level)||New Level||Special Running Staff Allowance|
|Loco Pilot (Shunting)||4200||35400||6||1125|
|Loco Pilot (Mail)||4200||35400||6||2250|
|Loco Pilot (Pass/Motorman)||4200||35400||6||1125|
|Loco Pilot (Goods)||4200||35400||6||750|
|Shunter Gr I||4200||35400||6||750|
|Shunter Gr II||2400||25500||4||750|
|Senior Fireman-I, Senior Assistant Loco Pilot||2400||25500||4|
|Fireman-I, AssistantLoco Pilot||1900||19900||2|
|Senior Second Fireman||1900||19900||2|
|Sr Safaiwala Jamadar||2400||25500||4|
|Traffic Running Staff|
|Sr. Pass Guard||4200||35400||6|
|Sr Assistant Guard||2400||25500||4|
Railway Commercial Staff New Salary
The Commercial staff of Railways is taking care of issuing of tickets, reservations, cancellations, handling enquiries and also checking tickets in trains and at stations. The Commercial staff category include:
- Commercial Clerk
- Reservation cum Ticketing Clerks
- Enquiry Clerks
- TTEs and TCs
|Existing Grade Pay||Recommended New Grade Pay||New Matrix Level||New Salary|
Indian Railway Accounts Cadre New Salary
Accounting is the back office operation of Railway. They handle the revenue operations of the organization.
|Position||Present GP||New Matrix Level||New Salary|
|Jr Accounts Assistant||2800||5||29200|
|Sr Section Officers/Sr Travelling Inspector A/cs/ Sr Inspector of Stores Accounts||4800*||8||47600|
* The Commission has recommended that those in the GP of 4800 completed four years should be upgraded to GP 5400.
RRB Salary for RPF (Police) and Engineering Staff
|Post Name||Department||Grade Pay||Pay Band||Pay Scale|
|RPF Constable||RPF/RPSF||₹ 2,000||PB-1||₹ 5,200-₹ 20,200|
|Assistant Sub-Inspector (Police)||RPF/RPSF||₹ 2,800||PB-1||₹ 5,200-₹ 20,201|
|Head Constable||RPF/RPSF||₹ 2,400||PB-1||₹ 5,200-₹ 20,202|
|Inspector (Police)||Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Engineering Department /Stores Department||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Section Engineer||Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Engineering Department /Stores Department||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Loco Inspector/ Section Engineer||Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Engineering Department /Stores Department||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Chemical & Metallurgical Superintendent Gr .II||Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Engineering Department /Stores Department||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Depot Materials Superintendent||Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Engineering Department /Stores Department||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Shipping Inspector||Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Engineering Department /Stores Department||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Commercial Superintendent||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Sr. Commercial Clerk||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Chief Ticket Inspector||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Chief Enquiry & Reservation Supervisor||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Law Assistant||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Chief Catering Inspector||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Dy. Station Superintendent||Commercial||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Headmaster/Head mistress/ higher secondary school/Intermediate College||Education||₹ 7,600||PB-3||₹ 15,600-₹ 39,100|
|Principal/Head Master (Secondary/High School & equivalent) Group ‘B’ Gazetted||Education||₹ 7,600||PB-3||₹ 15,600-₹ 39,100|
Indian Railway Medical Officers and Paramedical Salary
Through Indian Railways Medical Services the railway provide health delivery services to all stakeholders including passengers and railway staff. Railway’s healthcare infrastructure is equipped to provide healthcare to railway passengers who fall sick during journey, those who meet with accident while on travel or within railway property, and also include complete medical facility to all railway staff and their families.
|Post Name||Department||Grade Pay||Pay Band||Pay Scale|
|General Duty Medical Officer||IRMS||₹ 5400||PB-3||₹ 15600-₹ 39100|
|Specialist/Surgeons||IRMS||₹ 6000||PB-3||₹ 15600-₹ 39100|
|Dental Surgeon||IRMS||₹5400||PB-3||₹ 15600-₹ 39100|
|Assistant Nursing Officer( Group ‘B’ Gazetted)||Medical||₹ 5,400||PB-3||₹ 15,600-₹ 39,100|
|Staff Nurse (Group ‘C’)||Medical||₹ 4200||PB-2||₹ 9300-₹ 34800|
|Lab Supdt. Gr. I||Medical||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
|Sr. Dietician||Medical||₹ 4,600||PB-2||₹ 9,300-₹ 34,800|
Some other allowances that are given to RRB Employees along with Salary:
- Daily Allowance along with Mileage Allowance for local journey beyond 8 km
- Dearness Allowance (DA)
- House Rent Allowance (HRA)
- Transport Allowance (TPA)
- Night Duty Allowance
- Fixed Conveyance Allowance
- Conveyance Allowance to Doctors
- Compensation in lieu of Holidays
- Special Compensatory (Tribal/Scheduled Area) Allowances.
- Special Allowance to Railway School Teachers
- Special Allowance for Child care for women with disabilities and Educational Allowance
- Overtime Allowance (OTA) and others
About Indian Railways
Indian Railways is a public enterprise completely owned and administered by the Indian Government.
The Railway Ministry oversees the operations of seventeen zones of Indian Railways that are further sub-categorized into 68 divisions. Indian Railways has the fourth-largest railway network in the world with an estimated total track length comprising 1, 15, 000 kms. It is also the largest employer in India and the ninth largest in the world with more than 14 lakh employees.
Each and every zone is under the supervision of a GM (general manager) and each of the 68 divisions which fall under a specific zone is controlled by a DRM (divisional railway manager). Every division has several departments headed by a chief (chief commercial manager, chief electrical engineer and so on) who directly report to the DRM. Like all central government employees, railway staffs enjoy a high salary with numerous perks and incentives. They’re also entitled to receive pension after superannuation.
Classification of Railway Services
Railway posts across all departments (like commercial, electrical, operations, traffic, engineering, and so on) are basically classified into two categories: – Gazetted Posts (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’) and Non-Gazetted Posts (Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ and staff engaged in different workshops). As the table below clearly illustrates, all positions classified under Groups A and B have higher pay scales than posts stratified under Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’. Consequently, the basic salaries for posts under Groups A and B are also more.
Indian Railway Salary Slip
Indian Railway employees can login to Indian Railway Employee Information System – the official website of railway employees to download their salary slip. To get access employee need to provide his/her unique ID and password. In IREIS one can view monthly pay slip, leave details, provident fund details and other service related information. Various private websites also provide railway salary tables, but they are not authentic.