How much monthly salary a Railway Assistant Station Master get?

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Station Master is the station in charge of any particular railway station. His responsibility and duty vary depending on the scenarios and the requirement. However, the primary responsibilities always remain the same. Job opportunities for this profiles keep arriving in the job market, and there is quite buzz as well among the govt job aspirants in India regarding this post. So, let's minimize the jargons and proceed straight to the primary motive of this post to explore station master salary and other details related to this post.

Station Master Salary after 7th CPC

Earlier the station master pay band was 5,200 - 20,200 with Grade pay of 2,800. Recently after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report the Government of India after considering the request from Railway department has upgraded the pay scale to 9,300 - 34,800 with Grade Pay of 4,200, for the whole station master cadre due to huge responsibility and work profile associated with the post.

The revised salary structure for the post of Assistant Station Master for the Traffic Transport Department is shown here in the tabular form.

Component Value
Cadre Class-III (Non-Gazetted)
Pay Level 6
6th CPC Pay Scale 9,300 - 34,800 Grade Pay 4,200
Revised Pay 35,400
Other Mandatory Allowance 15,000 (Approx)
Gross Salary Per Month Rs 50,400/- (Approx)

Job Profile Of The Station Master

It's not that easy to list all the key responsibilities associated with the railway station master profile as there are numerous tasks and duties. However, the key responsibilities of a station master are as follows:

  • The primary function or responsibility of a station master is to supervise, guide and approve every work inside a railways station. That's, he must ensure safety and efficiency of a station.
  • Also, he has to keep an eye on financial resources of the station and can extract and use the money for station development purposes.
  • A station master has to address the complaints which are made by the public regarding the station and sort them on a daily basis.
  • Also, he has to keep an eye on all other station employees to ensure the station work efficiency.
  • He is also responsible for ensuring the appropriate functioning of ticket checkers, parcel office, booking center, etc.

In short, he is an all in all office staff hired by Railway Recruitment Board for a particular railway station.

How To Become Station Master In Indian Railways?

First of all, to become a station master in Indian Railways, you need to be eligible for the selection rounds. Once you find yourself eligible, then you will have to appear in the selection rounds, and after clearing them, you will receive the joining letter from the Railway department for the station master post. Read the below section to extract more details:


Qualifications Required
  • Graduation in any stream
  • Or, Diploma in Rail Transport And Management /Multimodal Transportation/Transport Economics from Institute Of Rail Transport, Rail Bhawan, Delhi.
  • Candidates with equivalent qualifications can also apply.

Age Limitation

  • Max Age: 32 Years
  • Min Age: 18 Years

Selection Procedure

As said above, eligible candidates will have to appear in selection rounds, that's CBT (Computer Based Test) and Aptitude Test and The weightage for the test is 70% & 30% respective. Thereafter on the basis of merit, there will be document verification round.

There will be total 100 MCQ based questions in the online examination belonging to subjects GK, Arithmetic Ability, General Intelligence, and an optional subject English. The deadline for examination is 90 minutes, and you will have to answer all the questions within the deadline.

Candidates qualifying both CBT and Aptitude examination will then finally be called for necessary training and other recruitment formalities.

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