RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary 2020:Check in Detail

RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary: RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) has released the recruitment of candidates for the NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories). The RRB NTPC examination will be conducted for the 35,277 vacancies. Every year many candidates aspire to work in the Indian Railways due to the perks associated with it. One of the most popular posts among them is the goods guard.

In this article, we will discuss in detail the RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary along with the selection procedure.

Check RRB NTPC Official Notification

RRB NTPC Goods Guards Selection Process

The selection procedure for a candidate to be appointed as a goods guard in railways is mentioned below. It consists of the following 4 stages:

  1. Phase-I CBT (Computer Based Test)
  2. Phase-II CBT (Computer Based Test)
  3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test
  4. Document Verification/Medical Examination

RRB NTPC Goods Guard Vacancy

A total of 5748 vacancies have been released by RRB for the post of goods guard. These vacancies have been divided into 21 zones listed in the table. There is a 45-day training at these zones for the selected candidates. Given below is a list of vacancies of RRB NTPC goods guard distributed on the basis of zones:

S.No. ZONE GEN SC ST OBC EWS TOTAL
1. Ahmedabad 22 5 3 9 5 44
2. Ajmer 80 27 9 44 18 178
3. Allahabad 582 201 99 379 145 1406
4. Bangalore 104 36 19 66 17 242
5. Bhopal 38 20 11 33 12 114
6. Bhubaneshwar 53 16 8 22 17 116
7. Bilaspur 268 46 25 72 46 457
8. Chandigarh 93 32 14 67 14 220
9. Chennai 131 40 18 62 24 275
10. Gorakhpur 22 8 5 15 6 56
11. Guwahati 16 6 3 9 4 38
12. Jammu-Srinagar 26 11 5 20 8 70
13. Kolkata 111 25 22 31 21 210
14. Malda 125 45 22 79 29 300
15. Mumbai 120 49 24 88 35 316
16. Muzaffarpur 4 2 1 2 1 10
17. Patna 62 48 36 44 21 211
18. Ranchi 182 72 30 135 52 471
19. Secunderabad 357 126 65 222 88 858
20. Siliguri 29 11 5 19 7 71
21. Thiruvananthapuram 32 13 8 23 9 85
TOTAL 2457 839 432 1441 579 5748

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Salary of Goods Guard in RRB NTPC

According to the 7th pay commission, initially, the goods guard will receive a basic pay of ₹29,200. The RRB NTPC goods guard in-hand salary is approximately ₹41,316. This total salary includes all the allowances mentioned as per the 7th pay commission. The following table shows the distribution of RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary: 

S.No. CATEGORY RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary – AMOUNT (₹)
1. Basic Pay 29,200
2. Grade Pay 2800
3. DA* 4964
4. TA** 2016
5. HRA*** 2336
TOTAL SALARY 41,316

*DA (Dearness Allowance): 17% of the Basic Pay
**TA (Travel Allowance): Currently is Fixed
***HRA (House Rent Allowance): Minimum of 8% of the Basic Pay. It differs from place to place.

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Job Profile of RRB NTPC Goods Guard

The candidates after clearing the railways’ examination are recruited to fulfill the following responsibilities.

Goods Guard responsibilities:

  • Maintain Vehicle Guidance (VG): A document containing information regarding the number of wagons, load per wagon, their weight, and total weight.
  • Ensure the smooth running of trains.
  • Communicating with the Loco Pilot to ensure the smooth running of the train. 
  • After checking the proper functioning of the train, signing the Brake Power certificate (BPC)
  • Prepare and maintain train reports related to schedule, functioning, combined train report, etc.
  • Identifying and mentioning any trouble faced during the journey. This has to be done in collaboration with the Loco Pilot or Assistant Loco Pilot.

Career Path

A candidate joining as a Goods Guard can get promoted to the following posts:

  • Goods Guard
  • Passenger Guard
  • Section Controller
  • Chief Controller

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RRB NTPC Goods Guard Salary- Allowances

There are many perks of working in such a prestigious organization like Indian Railways. These perks include some of the following allowances:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Transport Allowance 
  • Travel Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Medical Benefits
  • House Rent Allowance

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What is the age limit to apply for RRB Goods Guard?
A: Minimum: 18 years
    Maximum: 33 years

Q: What is the required educational qualification of a Goods Guard in railways?
A: The minimum educational qualification required for an RRB Goods Guard is a graduation degree.

Q: How many stages are there for the selection of RRB NTPC Goods Guard?
A: An individual is tested based on 4 stages:
    a) Phase-I CBT
    b) Phase-II CBT
    c) Computer-based Aptitude test
    d) Document Verification/Medical Examination

Q: What is the total number of vacancies of NTPC RRB Goods Guard?
A: This year RRB released a total of 5748 vacancies for the recruitment of candidates for the post of NTPC RRB Goods Guard.

Q: What is the RRB NTPC Goods Guard in-hand salary?
A: The RRB NTPC Goods Guard in hand Salary is approximately ₹41,316

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