“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
Second Fireman 1800 18000 1
Gangmate 2800 29200 5
Keyman 2400 25500 4
Head trackman 2400 25500 4
Sr Trackman 2400 25500 4
Trackman 2400 25500 4
Train Clerk 1900 19900 2
Sr Safaiwala Jamadar 2400 25500 4
Safaiwala Jamadar 2000 21700 3
Technician Gr-III 1900 19900 2
Technician Gr-II 2400 25500 4
Technician Gr-I 2800 29500 5
Sr Safaiwala 1900 19900 2
Safaiwala 1800 18000 1
Traffic Running Staff
Guard M/E 4200 35400 6
Sr. Pass Guard 4200 35400 6
Sr.Goods Guard 4200 35400 6
Goods Guard 2800 29200 5
Sr Assistant Guard 2400 25500 4
Assistant guard 1900 19900 2

 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
1900 2000 3 21700
2400 2800 5 29200
4200 6 35400
4600 7 44900

 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
Accounts Clerk 1900 2 19900
Jr Accounts Assistant 2800 5 29200
Accounts Assistant 4200 6 35400
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.