RRB JE Salary 2019: Job Profile, Pay Scale And Career Growth

RRB JE Salary 2019: Job Profile, Pay Scale And Career GrowthIn this article, exam clear will provide all the information related to the RRB JE 2019 Job. Job...

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12th March,2020

RRB JE Salary 2019: Job Profile, Pay Scale And Career Growth

In this article, exam clear will provide all the information related to the RRB JE 2019 Job. Job profile and salary structure will give you an idea to give preference to different post.We will discuss the nature of the work, pay scales, salary structure or the promotion policies. Apart from the Basic Pay, RRB JEPosts 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 Allowanc
  • 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


3. 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 /-

RRB JE Salary Structure


Class A 

Class B 

Class C 

Basic Pay




Dearness Allowance (125% of Basic)




House Rent Allowance

4050 (30% of Basic)

2,700 (20% of Basic)

1,350 (10% of Basic)

Other Allowance




Salary In Hand




Deduction (Approx.)




Total Pay




RRB JE Promotion Policy 

The career growth and promotion policy for the Junior Engineer in Railways is given below:

  • Junior Engineer
  • Senior Section Engineer
  • Assistant Divisional Manager
  • Divisional Engineer
  • Senior Divisional Engineer

RRB JE Job Profile 

The Job Profile of RRB Junior Engineer Posts differs as per different railway departments. Below are the job profile, major roles and responsibilities. The job and the work of the Junior Engineer depend on the specialization of engineering for which the candidates are recruited. There are five specializations under Railway Junior Engineer Exam.

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Information Technology Engineering

Name of the post

Job Profile

Junior Engineer (Works)

(Civil Engineer)

RRB JE (Works) major role includes a small jurisdiction of approximately 50-60 kms of Railway Track line.

His Key responsibilities include dealing with mainly Quarters (Residential and Office) Maintenance, painting, Repairing, Platform Extension Work, Small Quarter Construction, Platform Shed Construction/ Repairs, Painting, etc).

Junior Engineer (Permanent Way)

(Civil Engineer)

He is in charge of a section of track (approximately 50-60 kms in length) stretching over a couple of stations.

His major responsibility is to ensure that the railway track is maintained in the best quality to allow smooth, safe and fast movement of trains.

He works under an SSE who will be overall in charge and he have a team of workers consisting of trackman, gangman, khalasis, patrolman.

Junior Engineer (Bridge)

(Civil Engineer)

  • Responsible for the Maintenance of bridges in the Railway Division.
  • Bridge workshop and bridge construction are the major activity of his work.
Junior Engineer (Drawing, Design and Estimation)
(Civil Engineer)
  • Responsible for preparation of drawing, estimation of quantity and preparation of work estimate
Junior Engineer (Track Machine)
(Civil Engineer)

Inspection and maintenance of all track machines. Also, confirming that the machines are working satisfactory, efficiently and are in proper working condition.

Ensure availability of necessary staff for the operation and optimum utilization for particular machines during track line blocks.

Ensure adequate availability of all the component and spares parts of fast wearing components and unit replacement assemblies of the required quality.

Ensure availability of tools/gadgets for inspection and maintenance of the machines.

Junior Engineer (Electrical)


General Service(G)

Traction Operation(TRO)

Traction distribution(TRD)

Traction Rolling Stock (TRS)

Maintenance of electric locomotive, equipment overhead and traction distribution, lighting & air conditioning (AC) of train, power supply, safety system etc.

Monitoring and maintaining the equipment like Overhead (OHE), substations (PS)

Produce and safeguard the Main Line EMUs (MEMUs), Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) and Electric Locomotives.

Junior Engineer 


(Electronics & Telecommunication)


Jr. Engineer (Signal).

Jr. Engineer (Telecommunication).

Jr. Engineer (S&T) Workshop.

Junior Engineer Drawing/ Drawing & Design/ Signal/ S&T.

5. Jr. Drawing / S&T.

Safe installation and maintenance of Electronics &Telecommunicationequipment.

Coordination with other Engineering departments in case of combined works.

Look after the signal installation of railway stations.

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Jr. Engineer (Mechanical) (Workshop)

Jr. Engineer Mechanical

Jr. Engineer Carriage & Wagon

Jr. Engineer / Diesel Mechanical

Jr. Engineer J&T (Jig & Tools)

Jr. Engineer (Drawing & Design) Mechanical.

Major duties and responsibilities of Mechanical Workshop Engineer are to create a system of zero defects and zero deficiencies on rolling

Junior Engineer Carriage & Wagon key role is schedule inspection of carriage and wagon and monitoring of trial components.

Junior Engineer Diesel Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the maintenance, schedule inspection and operation of Diesel Locomotives.

Junior Engineer (Information & Technology Engineering)

Responsible for the policy framing of power or security related issues and implementation of the policies.

Junior engineer is the Webmaster and the content manager of the Indian Railways and thus responsible for the daily updates on the Internet.

Procurement of IT Hardware/ Software/ Office Equipmentslike Photocopier, Fax Machine etc.

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