RRB Group D Salary after 7th Pay Commission

RRB Group D Salary after 7th Pay Commission

ByNeha Uppal  |  Updated on: Apr 18, 2021Check here all about RRB Group D 2021 Exam for 1,03,769 vacancies updated by the Ministry of Railways.
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RRB Group D Salary

As per the 7th Pay Commission, the RRB Group D Pay Scale is PB 1 (Pay Band 15600-60600) while the basic pay is ₹ 18,000. Alongside the salary, you also get entitled to many perks, allowances and benefits such as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Transport Allowance (TA), Allowance for Night Duty which we have discussed in brief below based on various Railway Group D job posts and profiles.

RRB Level 1 Salary, Job Profile and Career Prospects

Railway Group D personnel ensures the maintenance and cleanliness of the railway’s assets. In the official RRB Group D notification, Railway Recruitment Board has mentioned various posts of Assistant in mechanical, electrical, medical, signal & communication, and engineering departments. Further, the mechanical department is also divided into three categories i.e

  1. Assistant Workshop
  2. Assistant C&W
  3. Assistant Loco Shed(Diesel)

All the jobs under RRB group d are non-desk jobs.

RRC Group D Salary (All Posts)

First of all, let’s be clear that all the above mentioned 17 posts are entitles to the same salary as their basic pay is the same i.e 18,000 but only track maintainer gets an extra income of 2700. Let’s have a look at their complete salary (Level 1 of 7 CPC pay matrix) below 

BASIC PAY:18,000

DA 12%: 2160

TPA: 1800


*X Class City:-4320

*Y Class City:- 2880

*Z Class City:- 1440


*X Class City:-22,320

*Y Class City:- 20,880

*Z Class City:- 19440

Net Salary of Track Maintainer

*X Class City: 25,020

*Y Class City: 23,580

*Z Class City: 22,140


  • Kilometre Allowance (KMA): Paid on the basis of kilometres they cover. The current rate is Rs 188.75 per 100 km.
  • Allowance In Lieu of Kilometre (ALK): Paid for being deployed in non-running duties. Currently paid at the rate of 160 km per day for outstation duties & 30% of basic pay for duties in headquarters. 
  • Accident Allowances
  • Officiating Allowances
  • Outstation (Detention) Allowances

RRB Group D Perks

*Allowance for night duties.

*Compensation of holidays.

*Fixed conveyance allowance.

*Medical Facilities

*Conveyance allowance for Medical treatment.

*Daily allowance along with mileage allowance for a local journey beyond 8 km.

*Special compensation (tribal/schedule areas) allowance.

*Special allowance to women with disabilities for child care and education.

*Female candidates are privileged in terms of posting. They get posting in city areas mostly.


*As these posts are non-desk jobs, being in the field and workshops all day long can be full of harassment.

*It doesn’t matter whether it is cool weather or smiling scorching sun, the job has to be done.

*Should always be on toes as track machine failures or signal breakdowns can occur anytime.

RRC Group D Job Profile (Post-wise)

RRB Group D posts are the lower echelon of Indian Railways. Group D employees are recruited for the maintenance & cleanliness of railway assets and tracks. It is their hard work and ceaseless efforts that make your train journey comfortable, safe and scheduled. As stated above, we will be discussing the job profiles of various posts under Railway Group D. Following are the posts and their job profiles elaborated below:

  1. Assistant Workshop
  2. Assistant C&W
  3. Assistant Loco Shed(Diesel)
  4. Assistant Loco Shed(Electrical)
  5. Assistant Depots(Store)
  6. Assistant Operations(Electrical)
  7. Assistant Pointsman (Traffic)
  8. Assistant Signal & Telecom
  9. Assistant Track Machine
  10. Assistant Bridge
  11. Assistant TL&AC
  12. Assistant TL & AC (Train Lights and AC) workshop
  13. Assistant TRD(Electrical)
  14. Assistant Work Engineer
  15. Assistant Work(Workshop)
  16. Assistant
  17. Track maintainer.

Before going through these profiles, you must know the meaning of "Overhaul". Overhaul involves 

  1. partial or complete disassembly of item
  2. inspection to detect damaged, defective, or worn parts
  3. repair or replacement of such parts, and
  4. reassembling, testing, and trial-run prior to returning the item to its full operating level.

RRB Assistant Workshop Job Profile

Railways Assistant (workshop) is posted in a carriage and wagon workshop. He/She has to ensure the security and maintenance of coaches. Preventive and breakdown maintenances of coaches and wagons take place in the workshop department. A section (eg: a Wheel shop, Bogie shop, Furnish shop etc) is allotted to Assistant (workshop).

RRB Assistant C&W Job Profile

An Assistant in C&W has a primary task of -

  • Trip schedule Maintenance 
  • Addressing the issues of BPC (Brake Power Certificate)
  • Pit line Maintenance 
  • Intermediate Overhaul Maintenance 
  • ART (Accident Relief Train) Maintenance 

RRB Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel) Job Profile

ALS (Diesel) takes care of the overhauling of diesel locomotives. Section systems like Workshop also exist here.

RRB Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical) Job Profile

The electrical SSE in electrical is responsible for working on the TRS sheds engaged in overhauling and assembly level maintenance of 25KV AC electric Locos in electrical loco sheds.

RRB Assistant Depots(Stores) Job Profile

Procurement and supply of components to major mechanical, electrical, signal and telecom workshops for maintenance of coaches, wagons. Assistant (Depot) also supplies spare parts to major diesel and electric locomotive sheds.

RRB Assistant Operations (Electrical) Job Profile

Ensures electrical supply and assists the operation manager. Under the supervision of a senior engineer, he does the maintenance of electrical appliances of the train and station. 

RRB Assistant pointsman (Traffic) Job Profile

The work of pointsman is to handle railroad points or switches. Poinstman controls the lever and jerks the train into the required tracks or desirable direction. His work also includes disconnecting or connecting a particular coach from the train.

RRB Assistant Signal & Telecom Job Profile

The Assistant in Signal and Telecom department works under the supervision of the senior officer. His duty is to provide signals to the trains as per the situations. He is also a part of the panel interlocking system. He also hands over the token to the driver after granting line clearance to enter the block section.

RRB Assistant Track Machine Job Profile

Assistant track machine operator repairs the machines under the supervision of seniors. He also ensures the availability of tools/gadgets required for the effective working of the track machine.

RRB Assistant Bridge Job Profile

To assist the seniors in the construction of new bridges under railway authority. Assistants ensure the availability of materials required in proper quantity and quality and act as a helping hand in designing the overall construction.

RRB Assistant TL & AC Job Profile

The main job is to look over the TL &AC (Train Lights and AC). They look over the proper functioning of train's electrical appliances and connections eg: proper functioning of signal LEDs, AC controllers, power Supplies, stabilizations etc.

RRB Assistant TL & AC Workshop Job Profile

  1. To ensure the availability of tools and gadgets required by assistant TL & AC Engineers.
  2. To look over the maintenance of lights, bulbs, fans, AC ducts, temperature control of ACs, stabilizations & all other electrical appliances.

RRB Assistant TRD (Electrical) Job Profile

The person working as an Assistant TRD is responsible for the maintenance of electrical assets like electrical locomotives, Electrical Multiple Units(EMUs) and Main Line Electrical Multiple Units (MEMUs).

RRB Assistant Work Engineer Job Profile

They are enrolled in the manufacturing department of all kinds of rail assets like manufacturing of coaches, every appliance of trains, platforms sheds etc. They have to create new designs for the betterment of Indian Railways.

RRB Assistant Works (Workshop) Job Profile

  • To assist the seniors in manufacturing.
  • To ensure the availability of materials (tools and gadgets) required.
  • Handles all the fitting and welding work in manufacturing under the supervision of their seniors.

RRB Hospital Assistant Job Profile

This post is suitable for female candidates. It is an indoor job and work profile is related to medical facilities like

  • Providing proper care to the ailing passenger during treatment
  • Taking care of medical aids & their requirements in the stations
  • Cleaning Medical Equipments.

RRB Track Maintainer Job Profile

The posts name Track Maintainer itself expresses the job profile of this post. The only thing they have to do is to ensure the proper condition of tracks. Track Maintainers:

  • Keep an eye over the breakdown of tracks
  • Provides proper, safe and smooth track to the trains
  • Look over every repairs and maintenance of the track line.

RRC Group D Promotional Aspects/ Career Growth

There are no hard and fast rules for the promotion. It completely depends on seniority and vacancies in upper echelons. However, after 3 years of service, Group D personnel is eligible to appear for departmental exams. Without departmental exams, it may take quite a long time to get promoted.

After not being promoted for 10 years of service, the basic pay is increased with arrears up to the current date. Let us now look at the hierarchy of promotion:

  • *Technician S Grade 3
  • *Technician S Grade 2
  • *Technician S Grade 1
  • *Master Craftsman (with grade pay 4200)

Here we end up our article on RRC Group D Salary, Job Profile & Career Prospects. If you still have any query buzzing in your mind, please feel free to write it in the comments section below.

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  • Most of the posts under RRB Group D posts enjoy a basic salary of Rs 18000. The RRB Group D salary also includes various other components such as HRA, DA, and more 

  • There are several perks with RRB Group D salary such as 

    • Allowance for night duties.
    • Compensation of holidays.
    • Fixed conveyance allowance.
    • Medical Facilities
    • Conveyance allowance for Medical treatment.
    • Daily allowance along with mileage allowance for a local journey beyond 8 km.
    • Special compensation (tribal/schedule areas) allowance.
    • Special allowance to women with disabilities for child care and education.
    • Female candidates are privileged in terms of posting. They get posting in city areas mostly.

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