RRB Goods Guard Salary | Know Salary Break-Up, Job Profile And More

RRB Goods guard salary details are here. Last year, RRB  invited applications from eligible candidates for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), both Graduate and Undergraduate Posts, in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. It released 35,208 vacancies for RRB NTPC in 2019. In this article, we will provide you all the details about the RRB Goods Guard Salary covering RRB goods guard salary in hand, RRB Salary -Perks and Allowances, and the job profile

RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary in hand

RRB Goods Guard salary in hand includes basic pay, grade pay, Dearness Allowance, Travel Allowance, house rent allowance. Given below is the in-hand salary breakup of Goods Guard.

I. Basic Pay 29,200/-
II. Grade Pay 2800/-
III. DA ( Currently 12% Of Basic Pay) 3504/- 
IV. Travel Allowance ( Fixed Currently) 2016/-
V. HRA ( Varies according to Place –  Minimum 8 % of basic ) 2336/-
Total Pay (I) + (II) + (III) + (IV) + (V) 39856/-

RRB Goods Guard Salary: Perks and Allowances

It is not just the goods guard RRB salary that Employee is entitled to. They are also the following allowances that one gets. This is what makes the Goods Guard RRB  salary so attractive.

  •  Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Medical Benefits
  • Other Special Allowance

Kilometre allowance(KMA)-Paid on the basis of kilometre they cover. The present rate is Rs188.75 per 100 km.

Allowance in lieu of kilometre (ALK)-Paid for being deployed in the non-running duties. Currently paid at the rate of 160 km per day for outstation duties and 30% of basic pay for duties in headquarters.

Other allowances are- Accident allowance, outstation(detention) allowance etc are also given.

Considerations of Goods Guard Salary in RRB

In order to ascertain the salary in hand, the cities are classified into three categories according to their population density. Generally, the allowances are given accordingly. Let’s look at the list of cities which fall under the X, Y, and Z categories:

Categories Cities

(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-Virar City, 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

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
X 30% 24%
Y 20% 16%
Z 10% 8%


RRB NTPC Goods Guard: Job Profile

Now that you know the salary of RRB Goods Guard Salary, you need to know the job profile and career prospects relating to this post as well. Check out the following table to know about them in detail.

Post Job Profile Promotion
Goods Guard
  • Monitoring the formation while it is in motion for any abnormalities.
  • Curate various train reports. viz., Combined Train Reports, Late Arrival Reports
  • Along with Loco Pilot/Assistant Loco Pilot identify and address minor troubles experienced while the train is moving.
  • To ensure working of all the brakes and emergency brakes at full capacity
  • Make sure that the wagons are properly attached to each other
  • Passenger Guard
  • Express Guard
  • Section Controller
  • Chief Controller

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RRB Goods Guard FAQs

Q . What is the H.R.A in y cities.?

Ans. The H.R.A of x cities after the 7th pay commission is 16%.

Q . What is the salary of Goods Guard.?

Ans. The initial salary of Goods Guard is Rs. 39856.RRB Goods Guard salary in hand includes basic pay, Dearness allowance, Travel Allowance, house rent allowance etc.

Q . What is the current rate of  Dearness allowance?

Ans. The rate of Dearness allowance is 12% of basic salary presently.

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