Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2016/PS/1(Stipend)
RBE No. 08/2017
New Delhi, dated 02-02-2017.

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/PS/1 (Stipend) dated 15-12-2008

Consequent upon the promulgation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 on the basis of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the issue of revision in the rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees (non-gazetted) on Railways was under consideration. Now, the President is pleased to revise the rates of stipend to the apprentices and trainees as per the schedule attached herein.

2. It is likely that some of the existing categories of apprentices on certain Railways may not have designations identical to what appears in the enclosed Schedule. In such cases, the Railway administration, in consultation with FA & CAO, should identify the designation/category of the apprentice concerned with similar case appearing in the Schedule and determine the rate of stipend applicable thereto. Wherever such identification is not possible, specific cases may be reported to the Board with verbatim comments of the FA & CAO.

3. In case, the period of training as indicated in these orders is at variance with the actual practice in respect of one or more categories, the matter should be referred to the Railway Board for decision.

4. The apprentices and trainees will draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance appropriate to the revised rates of stipend.

5. The revised rates of stipend will take effect from 01.08.2016.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Hindi version is enclosed.

(N.P. Singh)
Dy. Director/Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

S.No.CategoryTraining periodGrade Pay in VI CPC Pay structure
Corresponding Revised Pay level in the 7th 
CPC Pay Matrix
Revised rates of stipend in the corresponding Pay 
level ()
S & T Department
1.Telephone OperatorLess than one year1900219900
2.Signal MaintainerOne year1900219900
3.Signal MaintainerEighteen months2400421700 (22400 in the second year)
4.Telecommunication Maintainer Grade IIIOne year1900219900
5.Wireless Maintainer Grade IIIOne year1900219900
6Jr. Engineer (Signal) (Diploma holder)12 months (52 weeks)4200635400
7.Sr. Section Engineer (Signal) (Degree holder)One year4600744900
8.Jr. Engineer (Telecom) (Diploma holder)12 months (52 weeks)4200635400
9.Sr. Section Engineer (Telecom) (Degree holder)12 months (52 weeks)4600744900
10.Jr. Engineer (Workshop) (Diploma holder)12 months (52 weeks)4200635400
11.Sr. Section Engineer (Workshop)One year4600744900
Civil Engineering Department
12.Jr. Engineer (Works) (Diploma holder)One year4200635400
13.Sr. Section Engineer (Works) (Degree holder)Upto one year4600744900
14.Jr. Engineer (Permanent Way) (Diploma holder)One year4200635400
15.Sr. Section Engineer (Permanent Way) (Degree holder)Upto one year4600744900
16.Jr. Engineer (Bridge)Two years4200629200 (30100 in the second year)
17.Sr. Section Engineer (Bridge) (Degree holder)One year4600744900
18.Jr. Engineer (Engg. WS)/ JE (TM/TT)One year4200635400
19.Sr. Section Engineer (Eng WS)/SSE (TM/TT)One year4600744900
20.Design Assistant (Degree holder)Upto one year4200635400
Mechanical & Electrical Departments
21.Jr. Engg. (W.S)One year4200635400
22.Sr. Section Engineer (W.S)One year4600744900
23.Sr. Section Engineer (Electrical)One year4600744900
24.Jr. Engineer (Electrical)12 months (52 weeks)4200635400
25.Sr. Section Engineer (Degree holder)One year4600744900
26.Jr. Engineer (Diploma holder)12 months (52 weeks)4200635400
27.MotormanOne year4200635400
28.Assistant Loco Pilot (Elec.)17 weeks1900219900
29.Assistant Loco Pilot (Diesel)17 weeks1900219900
Drawing Office
30.Jr. Engineer (Drawing/Design) (Mech. Elect. and S 
& T Deptt.) (Diploma holder)
52 weeks4200635400
31.Jr. Engineer (Drawing / Design) (Civil Engg. Deptt.) 
(Diploma holder)
52 weeks4200635400
32.Sr. Section Engineer (Drawing/Design) (Degree 
One year4600744900
C.M.T (Mechanical Department)
33.Chemical & Metallurgical AssistantOne year4200635400
34.Technicial Gr. III (with Metric qualification)Three years1900218000 (18500 in 2nd year and 19100 in 3 rd 
35.Technician Gr. III (with ITI qualification or 
Apprenticeship qualification in non-Railway Estt.)
Six months1900219900

Source: NFIR

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