RPF Constable Salary

In this article, exam clear will provide all the information related to the RPF Job profile and salary structure.We will discuss the nature of the work, pay...

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12th March,2020

In this article, exam clear will provide all the information related to the RPF Job profile and salary structure.We will discuss the nature of the work, pay scales, salary structure or the promotion policies.There are millions of aspiring candidates who are looking for recruitment under the Indian Railways. The Indian Railway is not only providing the Job Opportunities to the candidates but will also offer promotions and better salary and perks as well.

Benefits of RPF posts:-

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

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Allowance for Night Duty
  • Compensation in case of Holidays (NHA)
  • Fixed Conveyance Allowance
  • Conveyance Allowance to Doctors
  • PASS and PTO
  • Special Allowance for child care, women with disabilities and Educational Allowance
  • Overtime Allowance (OTA)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Medical Benefits

Dearness Allowance

Dearness Allowance to Railway employees Enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2019.

House Rent Allowance

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










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:




(Population >= 50 Lakhs)

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


(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-VirarCty, 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


(Population < 5 Lakhs)

All other remaining cities


Transport Allowance

Transport Allowance

more than level 14

1200 /-

12 and 13 level

1000 /-

9 and 11 level

900 /-

6 to 8 level

800 /-

Level 5

500 /-


Salary Structure of RPF

Name of the Post

New Basic Pay after 01.01. 2016 (After 7th Pay Commission)

Total Salary Per Month (Gross Salary)

RPF/RPSF Sub Inspector (SI)

Rs 35, 400/-

Rs 43, 000 – Rs 52, 000

RPF/RPSF Police Constable

Rs 21, 700/-

Rs 26, 000 – Rs 32, 000

RPF Constable Job Profile

The main objective of the Railway Protection Force is to protect the Railway Station, Rail Passengers, Rail Tracks, and Signaling Equipment as well as other property belongs to the Indian Railways.One needs to be prepared for the 24*7 hour working environment all around the year. The RPF Constable Job profile includes the following Major roles and responsibilities:

Name of the post

Job Profile


RPF Constable


  • Maintains law and order in the railway premises.
  • Protect Railway Amenities and Properties.
  • Provide protection to the Railway Passengers.
  • Regular Patrolling during the Journey to check notorious activities.
  • Regular Patrolling near railway station.



RPF Sub-Inspector (SI)

  • They investigate crime, arrest offenders, interrogate concerned person, take statements of the witnesses, and collect evidence and case files in the court.
  • They protect the railway tracks and signaling equipment’s considering the passenger safety.
  • They also prepare documents and reports.

RPF Constable Promotion

The Promotion criterion is of two types- the first one will be on the basis of the Inter Department Examination. The second one will be on the basis of the Work Experience and the candidate’s performance.


Sub- Inspector

Head Constable (HC)


Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)

Circle Inspector

Sub- Inspector (SI)

Zonal Inspector


Dy. Superintendent

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